Chicken with mushrooms

Chicken with mushrooms

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(140 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
A healthy and low calorie chicken casserole with bacon, peas and a parsley sauce - use chicken thighs for extra flavour and juiciness

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal260
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thigh
  • flour, for dusting



    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 50g cubetti di pancetta



    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • 300g small button mushroom
  • 2 large shallots, chopped



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 50g frozen pea
  • small handful parsley, finely chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Season and dust the chicken with flour, brown on all sides. Remove. Fry the pancetta and mushrooms until softened, then remove.

  2. Add the final tbsp oil and cook shallots for 5 mins. Add the stock and vinegar, bubble for 1-2 mins. Return the chicken, pancetta and mushrooms and cook for 15 mins. Add the peas and parsley and cook for 2 mins more, then serve.

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Victoria Boukerma's picture
Victoria Boukerma
19th Aug, 2018
Really easy to make. Great for a low calorie diet and absolutely delicious.
16th Aug, 2018
Really delicious and super easy to make. I'm thinking of adding some cannellini or butter beans next time I make it, too!
27th Jul, 2018
Great recipe, added some chilli powder and a little extra stock.
24th Jun, 2018
Love this recipe. I've made it a few times now using red onions instead of shallots and bacon lardons instead of pancetta. I definitely recommend adding one or two dollops of creme fraiche at the end which sucks up a bit of the vinegary taste.
10th Jun, 2018
Delicious base recipe. I added a drained tin of green lentils instead of mushrooms as my kids aren’t fond of them. Will definitely repeat as there were cries for more and empty plates all round. Served with cheese mash.
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Trudie Chris
11th Jan, 2018
I used smoked cured ham cubes and replaced the stock and vinegar with white wine as well.
26th Sep, 2017
Very easy to make, added some cayenne pepper, used white wine instead of white wine vinegar and two stocks cubes (with double amount of water), also added some flour to thicken up the sauce. Served up with mash potatoes and carrots. Used diced chicken breasts as had some in the fridge. As dusted with flour the chicken kept juicy.
26th Jul, 2017
This took ages to make. I don't know what the white wine vinegar adds to the recipe. I put some white wine and fresh thyme in and everyone loved it. A two step recipe is not a problem as long as you read it through. Also added some steamed green beans at the end and served with brown basmati rice. A bit hit all round. I would have rated a five if I hadn't had to fiddle with the recipe. Will make again.
9th Jul, 2017
How you supposed to make it when only 2 directions are given?????? Useless
23rd Jul, 2017
Yes, there are two numbered paragraphs, but there are more than two directions. You should read through the method..... everything is explained. I will be making this for the first time this week and I don't expect any problems.


3rd Sep, 2015
Would chorizo sausage work instead of bacon ? My bacon is in the freezer.
23rd Jul, 2017
Since it is almost two years since you asked this question, I am sure you came to your own conclusion. But I would like to say first of all, it is ok to cook bacon from frozen. In this case it wouldn't matter if it was frozen in a block, just chop it up with a sharp knife. But in answer to your question - I think this dish would be quite nice with chorizo.
17th Aug, 2017
Great recipe, makes a great quick and easy dinner that the kids loved with a bit of mash and veg. I'm glad I followed some tips on here, by adding mustard and some cream, it gave it that little bit more.
15th Sep, 2013
Used a mixture of skinless thighs and drumsticks and added fresh tarragon and white wine. So easy and tasty.
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16th Jul, 2013
I added a generous splash of apple juice (not from concentrate) to boost the flavour and stirred in two tablespoons of half fat crème fraîche at the end to make the parsley sauce a bit creamier. Works best with skinless chicken thighs, rather than breasts.