Recipe Review

This Parmesan and Mushroom Chicken Is Deeply Satisfying

published Feb 21, 2019
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One part of trying to eat healthfully that never gets easier: integrating more green vegetables into your diet. Sure, you could always eat salads every day for lunch, but how boring is that? Don’t worry — there are way more exciting ways to introduce greens into your meals. Look no further than this recipe for chicken breasts with spinach and mushrooms smothered in a creamy Parmesan sauce.

The recipe comes from the blog What’s in the Pan, and it only takes 30 minutes to cook and you can make the entire dish in one pan. That means this meal is perfect for those busy weeknights when you have little energy to do dishes but still want to bring your A-game to the dinner table.

First of all, to make this dish as flavorful as possible, you should use cremini mushrooms, which complement the cheesy sauce and spinach best. Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients together, you’ll want to start off by cooking the chicken. Be sure to only brown the chicken breasts lightly on each side, cooking for a total of eight to 10 minutes. If you exceed that cooking time, you risk drying the chicken out.

Once the chicken is done, remove it from your skillet, and cook the mushrooms, which you’ll also set aside. Next, you’ll make the sauce, which is not as intimidating as you might think: You simply add butter and garlic to your pan until it browns slightly, and then stir in flour before pouring in your chicken broth, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. Toss in your spinach, allowing it to wilt, before adding the mushrooms and chicken back into the mixture, and you’re done!

It couldn’t be any simpler to feed your family a hearty, healthy meal.

Get the recipe: Easy Chicken Breasts with Spinach and Mushrooms from What’s In the Pan?

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