Budget Meals: Creamy Chicken And Mushrooms


Budget Meals: Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms

Try this creamy and satisfying chicken dish tonight


The Recipe

3/4 cup flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1.5 lbs chicken breast, thin sliced
4 tbs butter
2 tbs olive oil
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
4 large shallots sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1.5 cups chicken stock
1 tsp mustard
3 sprigs thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
1/2 cup cream
3 tbs corn starch
1/4 cup water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
parsley optional

•  Combine flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder

•  Dredge thin sliced chicken breast

•  Melt half the butter in a pan along with olive oil

•  Saute chicken until golden brown on both sides. Remove from pan.

•  Melt remaining butter

•  Saute sliced mushrooms, garlic, and shallots until cooked through, stirring (8 mins)

•  Add chicken stock, thyme sprigs and mustard, bring to a simmer

•  Stir in cream

•  Whisk together corn starch and water to a slurry. Stir through the hot mushroom mixture to thicken.

•  Return chicken to pan to warm through

•  Garnish with parsley if desired and serve


The Finances

$0.48  Flour
$0.22  Garlic powder
$8.45  Chicken breast
$0.86  Butter
$5.98  Mushrooms
$0.74  Shallots
$0.15  Garlic
$0.75  Chicken stock
$1.59  Thyme
$0.95  Cream

From the pantry:
Olive oil
Corn starch

Grand Total: $20.17


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