Mushroom, Lemon and Garlic Chicken

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Mushroom, Lemon and Garlic Chicken

Mushroom, Lemon, and Garlic Chicken is a savory and flavorful dish that combines tender chicken breasts with earthy mushrooms, zesty lemon, and aromatic garlic. It’s a delightful combination of flavors. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lemon slices (for garnish, optional)

Instructions:

  1. Season the Chicken:
  • Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper.
  1. Sear the Chicken:
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and sear them for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
  1. SautΓ© Mushrooms and Garlic:
  • In the same skillet, add the sliced mushrooms and minced garlic. SautΓ© for about 3-4 minutes, or until the mushrooms are browned and the garlic is fragrant.
  1. Add Lemon Zest and Juice:
  • Add the lemon zest and lemon juice to the skillet with the mushrooms and garlic. Stir to combine.
  1. Create the Sauce:
  • Pour in the chicken broth and heavy cream or half-and-half. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 2-3 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken slightly. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
  1. Return the Chicken:
  • Return the seared chicken breasts to the skillet, nestling them into the sauce.
  1. Simmer and Finish:
  • Let the chicken simmer in the sauce for another 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is heated through and the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Garnish the Mushroom, Lemon, and Garlic Chicken with chopped fresh parsley and lemon slices (if desired). Serve hot.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve this flavorful chicken dish with your favorite side dishes, such as rice, pasta, or steamed vegetables.

This Mushroom, Lemon, and Garlic Chicken is a restaurant-worthy dish that’s perfect for a special dinner at home. The combination of the citrusy lemon, earthy mushrooms, and creamy sauce makes for a delightful and comforting meal.