Chicken & Mushroom Casserole

Chicken and Mushroom Casserole can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice or pasta.

Chicken & Mushroom Casserole

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 4 to 5

    large chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into 1 -inch thick strips

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1

    cup all-purpose flour to coat the chicken

  • 6

    tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1

    pound fresh mushrooms, thickly sliced

  • 1

    medium onion, finely diced

  • 3

    garlic cloves, minced

  • SAUCE:

  • 3

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3

    tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • cups chicken broth

  • 1

    tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1

    cup half and half (or ½ cup milk + ½ cup heavy cream)

Directions

Season chicken with salt and pepper and dredge both sides in flour. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat. Once oil is hot, add chicken and sauté until golden. Work in batches if needed so you don't crowd your pan. Don't worry about cooking the chicken through; it still needs to go in the oven. Transfer chicken to a 13x9 casserole baking dish. Wipe down the skillet with a paper towel. Add 3 tablespoons oil along with sliced mushrooms and diced onions and sauté until soft and golden. Add garlic and sauté another 1 to 2 minutes. Spread mixture over the chicken. In a medium saucepan (or in the same pan you've been using), melt 3 tablespoons butter. Whisk in 3 tablespoons flour until lightly golden (1 - 2 minutes). Add 1½ cups chicken broth, 1 tablespoons lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and whisk until smooth. Add 1 cup half & half and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauce over the chicken and mushrooms. Cover with foil and bake at 350˚F for 45 minutes. Serve warm or hot over mashed potatoes, pasta or rice. Notes: Don't use a Dutch oven for this recipe, it just doesn't turn out right. It's important that the chicken is in a single layer in the pan for baking. You can add artichoke to this, but don't try zucchini (turns to mush).


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