Chicken with mushrooms

Chicken with mushrooms

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(112 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

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

  • 50g cubetti di pancetta
    Pancetta

    Pancetta

    pan-chet-ah

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

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

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    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
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

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

Method

  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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rubycatruby
26th Jul, 2017
3.8
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.
Kier
9th Jul, 2017
0.05
How you supposed to make it when only 2 directions are given?????? Useless
dee_lyn
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.
Chris24760
23rd May, 2017
3.8
Very nice week day dinner. We are trying to lose weight, so this with cauliflower rice, was very low calorie and very tasty
Misty51
11th Apr, 2017
5.05
Very tasty. I added bacon lardons and this added a saltiness and made it more savoury. Will definitely make this again.
Clairebear2
22nd Nov, 2016
I added a teaspoon of french mustard and a tablespoon of creme fraiche to this and it was spot on!
Cinny
16th Nov, 2016
3.8
Nice, gentle comfort food. I added wine and garlic plus some dried thyme and gently simmered it so the chicken was really tender. Peas and parsley I added at the last minute, although I think I put in too much bacon (didn't measure it!) Good easy recipe but glad I added a bit more taste as it would definitely have been way too bland.
waterflame
3rd Nov, 2016
2.55
It is OK but definitely cannot call it healthy.
Chris24760
23rd May, 2017
3.8
Why not? Looked good to me
hyperion
15th Aug, 2016
Another good recipe. I was happy with this dish. I served it up with mash and broccoli. Altogether, it took me 70 minutes to prepare this meal. Partly because I'm slow anyway, and partly because the mash and broccoli added to the preparation time. Hopefully next time it will be quicker. Anyway, it was easy to prepare and turned out well. My baby mushrooms were quite big, so I cut them in half. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. For the stock, I used half of a very low salt stock cube from Kallo, just to make it even healthier. A better frying pan would have been useful to avoid the chicken thighs sticking. I'll be cooking this dish again, that's for sure.

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stbr25457
3rd Sep, 2015
Would chorizo sausage work instead of bacon ? My bacon is in the freezer.
dee_lyn
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.
BethS92
17th Aug, 2017
3.8
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.
Geronimojo
15th Sep, 2013
5.05
Used a mixture of skinless thighs and drumsticks and added fresh tarragon and white wine. So easy and tasty.
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rstokes
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.