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Smothered Chicken with Mushrooms Recipe

Sunday, December 27, 2009

                                                 Smothered Chicken with Mushrooms Recipe

Smothered Chicken with Mushrooms Recipe Ingredients

1 (2-1/2- to 3-pound) frying chicken, cut up
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup whipping cream or milk

Smothered Chicken with Mushrooms Recipe Cooking Tips

Chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Wash chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Pull off any
excess fat from chicken. To further reduce caloric count, remove skin. Sprinkle pieces
with salt and pepper. In a large heavy skillet, heat butter and oil over high heat. Add
chicken, skin-side down. Brown on 1 side then turn over. Remove from skillet to a
shallow casserole, laying chicken in a single layer. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from
skillet. Add onion and mushrooms to skillet. Saute over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Stir in flour, then chicken broth, whisking until sauce is thickened. Simmer
3 minutes. Add cream or milk. Pour sauce over chicken in casserole. Bake, covered, 20
minutes. Remove cover and continue baking 30 minutes longer or until chicken is tender
but not falling apart. Before serving, spoon off excess surface fat and spoon pan gravy
over chicken. Sprinkle with parsley. Makes 4 servings Smothered Chicken with Mushrooms Recipe.


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