This is one of those dishes that screams comfort. It’s got so much flavor and that creamy mushroom sauce is absolutely delicious! I add a jalapeño pepper in there, and it adds a hint of spice that works so well in the creamy sauce.
You can serve this with cauliflower mash or rice but I just love with a side of romaine lettuce dressed with evoo and lemon. Simple and delicious!
Creamy Mushroom Chicken
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs cut in half
- 1 teaspoon adobo
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 oz mushrooms
- 1/2 small onion chopped
- 1 medium jalapeño chopped
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon chives
- 1 tablespoon parsley plus more for garnish
- 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 lemon cut in half
- Cut the chicken thighs in half and flatten out using a meat tenderizer. This is important because it helps the chicken cook quickly and evenly.
- Add one tablespoon of butter and olive oil in a heated cast iron pan.
- Add half of the chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned on one side, then flip and cook on the other side till browned about 4 minutes per side.
- Remove the chicken to a plate and cover with foil.
- Repeat the cooking process with the rest of the chicken and keep covered.
- Do not clean the pan because those bits in the pan add a ton of flavor.
- Add one tablespoon of butter and mushrooms. Sauté the mushrooms for about 5-6 minutes,
- Add the chopped onion and jalapeño. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the chopped garlic and sauté for just a minute.
- Add the heavy cream, resting juices from the chicken, all the herbs, and cheese and pepper. Add half of the lemon. Mix well and taste.
- Add salt to taste.
- Add the chicken back into the pan and simmer for 2 minutes, just until heated through.
- Pour the mushroom sauce over the chicken.
- Garnish with parsley and the other half of the lemon.
- Serve along a salad or mashed cauliflower.