Friday, December 18, 2009

Chicken and Mushroom Scallopine

My mam arrived in Melbourne today from Queensland to spend the Festive Season with us. It was great to see her again as we haven't seen her since early May. Unfortunately her arrival was late afternoon which meant I really needed something quick and easy for dinner and something that had her favourite vegetable included - mushrooms! I wanted to cook with mushrooms as a special "welcome" back dinner!!

Chicken and Mushroom Scallopine was the perfect choice. Tender chicken fillets in a creamy mushroom sauce.... mmmmm who could want for more? Everyone enjoyed and it's definitely the perfect dish for a work night or would even be perfect for a dinner party where you prefer to spend more time with your guests than with your kitchen.

Chicken and Mushroom Scallopine
Serves: 4
Points per serve: 4.5
4 chicken breast fillets, skin removed
2 tablespoons plain flour
freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 leek, trimmed, thinly sliced
400 g cup mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup light thickened cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 pinch salt
ground black pepper
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Flatten chicken breasts until 1/2cm thick. Combine flour and salt and pepper on a large plate. Lightly coat chicken in flour.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large heavy-based frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, in batches, for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Transfer to a plate.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and leek to pan. Cook, stirring for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms. Cook, stirring often, for 4 minutes or until golden.

Add wine to pan. Bring to the boil. Gently boil for 2 minutes or until slightly reduced. Stir in stock, cream and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer over medium-low heat for 3 minutes.

Return chicken to pan. Cover, cook for 4 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with parsley.


Catherine said...

That chicken looks so delicious and creamy!

Country Mum said...

The chicken looks like it has lots of flavour. Will be on my list of new things to try.
PS. I have sent you the email. Happy holidays

megan said...

FYI jo this recipe doesn't work when you try and do a printable view