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Skillet Chicken and Mushrooms

Chicken with Mushrooms is a creamy autumn flavored main course. Easy to prepare, great accompanied with polenta it is an elegat and delicious dish you'll fall in love with.
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Skillet Chicken and Mushrooms
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Prep 15 minutes
  • Cook 1 hour
  • Servings 4 people

Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms is a traditional country dish with a typical autumn flavor that can be prepared with few ingredients and in a simple and relatively quick way. This is a perfect Recipe for a Stewed Chicken with Mushrooms that is great for Sunday lunch or for whenever you feel like.

If you want, you can prepare Chicken with Mushrooms using the variety of mushrooms you like best: so you will get, for example, a delicious Chicken with Porcini Mushrooms or a delicate Chicken with Champignon Mushrooms. You may also choose to use Fresh Mushrooms, Dried Mushrooms or Frozen Mushrooms. Preparing a Frozen Mushroom Chicken, a Dried Mushroom Chicken or a Fresh Mushroom Chicken does not involve any particular differences in preparation other than slight variations in cooking times.

We recommend serving your Chicken with Mushrooms with an excellent rustic polenta and perhaps some tasty baked potatoes.


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  1. To prepare Skillet Chicken and Mushrooms, start by putting a saucepan on the stove with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, the clove of garlic, rosemary, and sage and sauté for a few seconds.

  2. Place the chicken drumsticks in the casserole dish, season with salt, pepper and some chili flakes and brown carefully on all sides. Deglaze with the white wine and once the alcohol part has evaporated add the mushrooms, stir well, cover with the lid and cook for a few minutes until the mushrooms are somewhat tender.

  3. Now add a generous spoonful of tomato paste dissolved in a little lukewarm water, stir everything well and continue cooking with the lid on until the chicken is well cooked.

  4. Once cooked, season with salt and pepper if necessary, turn up the heat for a few moments to let “the sauce shrink” a bit. Sprinkle with a generous handful of chopped fresh parsley and here is your Chicken with Mushrooms ready to be served hot!

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You can prepare Chicken with Mushrooms using only the Chicken Thighs (the drumsticks) and the Chicken Oversides. If you prefer, you can use fresh chili in place of the chili flakes and dried mushrooms (which you will need to rehydrate in good time), frozen mushrooms or even fresh mushrooms.


If you want to avoid rosemary needles, we recommend that you carefully “peel” the sprigs, break them into 2 and use those. You will have to insert a few more sprigs, but even though they are devoid of needles they will manage to flavor everything very well. If you are a laurel lover you can insert a few leaves to further flavor your Chicken with Mushrooms.


Chicken with Mushrooms once cooked can be safely stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or if needed you can also freeze it.