Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms


Chef John proves once and for all: delicious doesn’t need to mean complicated or elaborate. In this video, he demonstrates a simple technique that cre... See moreates tremendous flavor using just two main ingredients—chicken and mushrooms—plus salt and pepper, a splash of olive oil for sautéing, and just a touch of butter for finishing the dish. It’s easy! The trick is searing the chicken to a beautiful brown crust and cooking the mushrooms so they give off their natural juices. Watch Chef John perform this exercise in extreme restraint, then get the recipe for Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms.Delicious on its own, this recipe is also a good starting point; and Chef John offers suggestions for elaborating on this basic recipe. See more Chef John videos >>

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Apr 15, 2014 12:01 PM

Wonderful. A chicken and mushroom dish that does not involve a can of mushroom soup!


Apr 14, 2014 1:54 PM

This is the best chicken and mushrooms I have ever had. My husband really loved it. Made by following the original recipe, the mushroom sauce was flavorful and delicious. Easy to make. Had to restrain ones self to keep from adding other seasonings but really did not need them. Tastes like it had lots of other ingredients. Roasted mushroom flavor came thru really well. Will make this again.


Apr 14, 2014 8:34 AM

I've made this many times just as written. The simplicity is what makes it. Two ingredients. I've done with beef and peppers and pork and garlic (mahvelous!)as well. The point is to make you think, I think!

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