Braised Chicken with Mushrooms


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 ounces each)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound white mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced 1/2-inch-thick
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 7/8 cups homemade or low sodium canned chicken stock
  • Can use Marmite dissolved in water in place of stock and wine
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add chicken, and cook until light golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; set aside.
  2. Add remaining oil to skillet. Add mushrooms and garlic, and season with salt. Cover; and cook over medium heat until mushrooms release their juices, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove lid. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are golden, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add wine, and cook, stirring, until evaporated, about 1 minute. Add stock and parsley, cook over medium-high heat until mushrooms are tender and liquid is reduced, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Return chicken to skillet. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until chicken is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve chicken topped with mushrooms, and drizzled with cooking liquid. Garnish with chopped parsley.


  • Modified from a Martha Stewart TV show recipe
© Lisa Miner 2017