Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet

The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce, baked to absolute crisp perfection. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

I don’t know what it is but I may have somewhat of a love affair with mushrooms.

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

Chanterelle, white, oyster, portobello, shiitake, cremini – you name it. I love them all.

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

I can eat them as a side, as a main dish, in a salad, in a soup, and now this. The creamiest of all mushroom sauces.

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

It’s so creamy, I was ready to put the chicken aside and slurp it as a soup. Now THAT is a meal in and of itself.

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

But since I already had my beautifully crisped up chicken thighs, I decided to throw them into the skillet.

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

Now to be honest, I’m not really sure which is the star here – the crisped up, tender chicken thighs or the creamy mushroom sauce simmered in all of the pan juices.

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

Either way, these two make a match made in heaven in the quickest, most flavorful chicken dish ever. Just be sure to throw in some extra mushrooms – they will be the first ones to go!

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 40 minutes

Total Time 50 minutes

Yield 6 servings

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet

The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce, baked to absolute crisp perfection. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.
  • Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in the skillet. Add garlic and mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned, about 5-6 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in chicken broth, thyme, oregano and basil. Return chicken to the skillet.
  • Place into oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 175 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes. Set aside chicken; reserving juices in the pan.
  • Stir in heavy cream, Parmesan and mustard. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve chicken immediately, topped with mushroom mixture.

Notes

Adapted from Laughing Spatula

http://damndelicious.net/2014/09/13/baked-chicken-mushroom-skillet/

Slow Cooker Potato and Corn Chowder

The easiest chowder you will ever make. Throw everything in the crockpot and you’re set! Easy peasy!

Slow Cooker Potato and Corn Chowder - The easiest chowder you will ever make. Throw everything in the crockpot and you're set! Easy peasy!

It’s crockpot season! I finally dusted off my slow cooker, which was covered in a lot of Butters’ fur, and put it to use immediately. And even though it’s hitting close to 90 degrees F, this cozy chowder is an absolute must.

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Easy Burrito Bowls

Skip Chipotle and try these burrito bowls right at home. It’s easier, healthier and 10000x tastier!

Easy Burrito Bowls - Skip Chipotle and try these burrito bowls right at home. It's easier, healthier and 10000x tastier!

I finally made a burrito bowl at home. Well, I guess it’s more of a burrito plate. But still. Burrito bowl, burrito plate – I’m in love.

Easy Burrito Bowls - Skip Chipotle and try these burrito bowls right at home. It's easier, healthier and 10000x tastier!

I even received Butters’ approval here as he’s trying to jump onto the table with his very, very short legs.

Easy Burrito Bowls - Skip Chipotle and try these burrito bowls right at home. It's easier, healthier and 10000x tastier!

No, but really, with fresh veggies and just 10 min prep with a creamy chipotle drizzle, what’s not to love?

Easy Burrito Bowls - Skip Chipotle and try these burrito bowls right at home. It's easier, healthier and 10000x tastier!

Plus, this is completely customizable to add in your favorite proteins. Or if you’re like me, you can keep it vegetarian. There’s plenty of goodies to go around here!

Easy Burrito Bowls - Skip Chipotle and try these burrito bowls right at home. It's easier, healthier and 10000x tastier!

And if you really want to go that extra step and make these even healthier, you can use quinoa in place of the rice.

Easy Burrito Bowls - Skip Chipotle and try these burrito bowls right at home. It's easier, healthier and 10000x tastier!

You’ll get that extra kick of protein, and be full for hours on end! So who still wants Chipotle for dinner tonight?

Easy Burrito Bowls

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Yield 6 servings

Easy Burrito Bowls

Skip Chipotle and try these burrito bowls right at home. It's easier, healthier and 10000x tastier!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 cup salsa, homemade or store-bought
  • 3 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • For the chipotle cream sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle paste*
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or more, to taste

Instructions

  • To make the chipotle cream sauce, whisk together sour cream, chipotle paste, garlic, lime juice and salt; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan of 1 1 /2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; let cool and stir in salsa; set aside.
  • To assemble the bowls, divide rice mixture into serving bowls; top with lettuce, corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocado and cilantro.
  • Serve immediately, drizzled with chipotle cream sauce.

Notes

*2 tablespoons chipotle peppers, in adobo sauce, can be substituted for chipotle paste.

Adapted from The Garden Grazer

http://damndelicious.net/2014/09/10/easy-burrito-bowls/