For dinner tonight, I had some chicken thighs and mushrooms that needed to be used, so I thought I would try my hand at a Chicken and Mushroom Pasta. The result was noodles topped a blend of tender chicken pieces and cremini mushrooms in a delicious creamy sauce. What’s even better is that the Chicken and Mushroom Pasta was a breeze to make.
The ingredients included boneless chicken thighs, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, olive oil, cremini mushrooms, shallot, onion, garlic, dried thyme, Madeira, unsalted butter, flour, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, sour cream, and egg noodles. I know that it sounds like a lot of ingredients, but it really did come together quickly.
I started by mixing the chicken with the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. I heated some olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, added the chicken, and cooked it until all of the pink was gone. This took about 6 minutes.
I transferred the chicken to a plate, and added the shallot and onions to the skillet. I cooked the shallot and onions over medium heat until the onions were translucent. This took about 6 minutes. Then I added the garlic and cooked it for about 30 seconds until it was fragrant. I added the mushrooms, increased the heat to medium high and cooked the mushrooms for several minutes.
After the mushrooms started to brown a bit, I added the Madeira, and continued cooking the mixture until all liquid was evaporated.
I removed the onion/mushroom mixture from the pan, and added the butter. After the butter had melted, I added the flour, and stirred to combine the butter and flour into a roux.
Then, I added the chicken broth, and stirred constantly until the sauce thickened.
I returned the chicken and onion/mushroom mixture to the sauce, reduced the heat to medium low, and cooked the mixture for another 5 minutes or so. Finally, I added the sour cream that I had tempered with a little of the hot sauce, along with the Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and remaining salt and pepper. Sometime back, I discovered that if I tempered the sour cream before adding it to a hot liquid, it would blend in perfectly!
I served the chicken and mushroom mixture over egg noodles. The result was an amazingly delicious dinner. Yum!