Some Chicken Fricassee recipes are fat laden chicken and gravy. This one is something entirely different, chicken breasts stewed in tomatoes and mushrooms. But that was the name on the recipe when I go it so I am sticking with it.
We have been playing a lot of Super Mario in my house lately. Paper Mario, Super Luigi, Super Mario Wii, etc. With all of this time in Mushroom Kingdom is it any surprise I have been thinking about mushrooms? I picked some up at the store recently – less than $2 for a full pound of fresh beauties – SCORE!
According to mushroominfo.com these little “fun-guys” are great for you:
Often grouped with vegetables, mushrooms provide many of the nutritional attributes of produce, as well as attributes more commonly found in meat, beans or grains. Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium, yet they provide important nutrients, including selenium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D and more.
I finally decided on this recipe which is my go to “company” chicken recipe that can be made quickly if you substitute boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs for the cut up whole chicken.
Deliciously healthy weeknight fast Chicken with Tomatoes and Mushrooms. Simple one pan chicken stewed in a garlic tomato sauce with mushrooms.
- 4-6 chicken breasts or thighs pounded or cut to an even thickness
- 1/3 cup flour all purpose or your gluten-free equivalent of choice
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 tablespoons garlic minced
- 28 ounce can stewed tomatoes
- 1/2 lb mushrooms sliced
- Heat oil in a large skillet (preferably cast iron)on medium heat.
- Dredge chicken in flour. Brown the chicken in the skillet, adding the garlic to the pan about halfway (to prevent it from scorching).
Add tomatoes and mushrooms, stirring to loosen the flour on the bottom of the skillet. Reduce heat and simmer for 20- 25 minutes until the chicken is cooked completely and the sauce has begun to thicken.
Until next time, happy eating.