Mushroom Chicken with Brandy Sauce is made with tender chicken and button mushroom pan seared and then cooked with a light and aromatic brandy sauce and topped with fresh herbs.
Romantic Dinner for two in under 30 Minutes
You are just going to love this mushroom chicken with a decadent brandy sauce because it is low-carb, gluten free, dairy-free, easy to make and is the perfect romantic dinner. You have to love that! You feel like you are eating something really naughty as it is so delicious but the good news is that you are not...
Are you in a chicken cooking rut?
How many times do you just look at the chicken in the refrigerator and cannot think of something new to make with it? It happens to me all the time. Sometimes I just stare in the refrigerator hoping the "old girl" (my refrigerator) will give me a sign... she was speechless. I just could not make another Asian dish as the hubby has just spent the week in China and I am sure he would not want to look at another stir fried dish for some time to come...
Have you ever met Karista from Karista's Kitchen? I call her my "Sauce Guru"... She can do amazing things with sauces that bring just plain old chicken dishes from plain and boring to oh my goodness I want second and third helpings. I consulted the guru and found this delicious little recipe from the archives... Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters with a Brandy Butter Sauce. Totally brilliant recipe! I did not have chicken legs but I did have chicken tenderloins and I can't have real butter as we need to be lactose-friendly in our household. I scurried into the kitchen to start cooking.
Mushroom Chicken with Brandy Sauce for the win
You can have this delicious Mushroom Chicken with Brandy Sauce on your table in less than 30 minutes and that included a veggie side, tossed salad and I even poured myself and glass of wine while I was cooking.
The brandy takes this dish to a whole new level. The most important thing to remember when adding alcohol to a hot pan is to remove the pan from the burner while adding the brandy. Unless you are looking for a quick way to manicure your eyebrows, BE CAREFUL!
I love mushrooms. When I was a little kid, having mushrooms in the house was a very special treat. I think my mom and dad only purchased the little 8 ounce packages but even at 6 years old I could eat the whole dish of gently sautéed mushrooms myself. I am older now so I share better...However if you have mushrooms lovers in your family, you might want to get more for this dish as your family will be fighting over them. I used button mushroom as this is what I had in my refrigerator but please feel free to use the mushrooms of your choice as all would be tasty in this dish.
I think you are really going to love this dish at it has a velvety smooth sauce, tender chicken, savory mushrooms and a dusting of fresh herbs from my herb garden that make this a perfect quick week day meal or even for a special gathering.
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Mushroom Chicken with Brandy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup onion
- 2 cloves garlic
peeled and minced
- 8 oz mushrooms
- 8 chicken tenderloins
- salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- ¼ cup brandy
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoon butter
(I used lactose free margarine)
- flat parsley optional to garnish (only because I did not have fresh thyme on hand)
- Take your chicken tenderloins and put them into a sealable plastic bag and pound until flattened to about ½ inch to help with even cooking. Dry well. Season both sides with salt and pepper, paprika and thyme. Set aside.
- In a frying pan add your olive oil and fry up chopped onions and fry until translucent. Add garlic to the pan. Move the onions to the edges of the pan and add your sliced mushrooms and season with salt and pepper and cook until slightly golden. (You may need to add more oil at this point as mushrooms always absorb anything in the pan).
- Step 3: Add your seasoned chicken tenderloins to the pan and cook on both sides until golden brown about 2 minutes each side. Remove the pan from the burner (heat) and add the brandy and then put pan back on the burner on a low medium heat and stir the bottom of the pan to loosen all of those delicious brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken broth and turn the heat on to a low simmer and let the chicken cook for about 6-8 minutes and/or the sauce reduces to about ½ and/or until the chicken is no longer pink inside.
- Add the cornstarch to the water to make a cornstarch slurry, stir. Slowly add a little of the corn starch slurry( at little a time) while whisking the brandy gravy just until it coats the back of the spoon. You may not need all of the cornstarch slurry mixture. Taste and adjust seasoning. Remove the mushroom chicken with Brandy sauce from the heat source and add the butter (or butter alternative) and stir until mixed well.
- Garnish with parsley or fresh thyme and enjoy!
That looks like a perfect sauce for that chicken, I think a good crusty bread is good with it as well to scrape all of that leftover sauce goodness
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I love chicken with mushroom sauce and I have a bottle of brandy that I've been trying to figure out what to do with. This looks perfect for using it!
Well you've certainly convinced me to give this recipe a try. I ALWAYS stare at my chicken and wonder how to perk it up. I know I've had dishes with brandy in the sauce but I've always been unsure of what kind of brandy to use. I know there are fruity flavored ones but I'm guessing there is some basic brandy to use for something like this.
Good tip on doubling, maybe tripling the mushrooms.
Healthy World Cuisine says
Hi there Diane, the other day one of our blogging friends, "MJ Kitchen's" made a beautiful chicken dish and she stated that when you google chicken recipes that something like 12 million recipes come up. Chicken really is that one food that can be prepared in so many ways... It is funny that you asked what kind of brandy.. I was at the local park and shop here in Hong Kong and there was only one bottle of brandy on the shelf, I felt lucky, so I bought it. LOL no choices here...However, I would go with a midrange brandy.
Just the name of this dish make me want to make it! I love cooking with brandy, bourbon, and other good alcohols. You know you can smell this dish with those lovely pictures of yours. What a dish!!
Abbe @ This is How I Cook says
I love this recipe. And though I love cream, this is such a healthy version! Kind of the Chinese way of thickening. Perfect for this. When my hubby worked in China for months at a time, he often headed to McDonalds, just to get something that tasted familiar. He would never do that here! Bet it was nice for your man to find this waiting for him!
Amy (Savory Moments) says
This dish looks so elegant and really delicious! I love finding new ways to enjoy chicken.
Conor Bofin says
Such elegant plating BAM. And, two glasses of wine per person. I LIKE IT!
Norma Chang says
Definitely going to try this recipe, I may have brandy in my cupboard but if not this a good excuse to visit the liquor store.
It's 8:30 am and you made me want dinner!!! I'm always looking for new chicken recipes and mushrooms make it even better! You would like eating a meal at my house ... the boys say "ewww, mushrooms are fungus" and I say "yeah, more for me" ... I'd share with you 🙂
Tandy | Lavender and Lime says
Mushrooms and Brandy? I'm in. Great recipe Bobbi 🙂
I could have sworn that sauce looked like it had cream in it. Amazing how it's dairy-free! Yes, it's wise to stand back when you pour alcohol over a flame - I think most of us have learned that from having our eyebrows re-fashioned. Looks like a great dish, Bam xx
Culinary Flavors says
This creamy chicken is the ultimate meal for me! I can smell the brandy in sauce all the way here Bobbi!
Maggie | Omnivore's Cookbook says
This chicken dish looks divine Bobbi! I'm so surprised that you didn't even use butter to create such a creamy sauce. Oh yeah, I'd always love to pour myself some wine during cooking. And I LOVE mushroom. I always finish the whole plate, but next time I'll remember I need to share more!
This looks heavenly! I'm going to make this for dinner sometime soon. The sauce looks amazing.
Yum, that looks like the perfect dinner for tonight!!