Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chicken and Mushroom Wanna be

This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite blogs: The Pioneer Woman! She makes amazing and delicious looking food! I was searching through her blog the other day and got some inspiration and here is what I came up with! Here is her blog address if you want to look her up!


1 bone in chicken cut into pieces
½ onion rough chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
12 mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
2/3 cup of white wine
2 cups heavy cream
½ box of noodles (anything you have on hand)
2 tsp. dried rosemary
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Now before I begin telling you the how-to….I must confess that when I made this tonight.. it did not turn out like I had hoped! You see when you’re in Italy, everything is in Italian! Seems like a simple concept till you go to the store and want to buy heavy cream but buy regular milk instead :( If you use milk, it will not work the same! Trust me I KNOW! Ha! So buy the heavy cream! Back to the how to:

How to:
Start with putting your chicken in a pot and covering with water. Turn the heat up high and cook till done. Also, preheat your oven to 375*F and butter a casserole dish-set aside.

While that’s cooking, chop up your onion, garlic, and mushrooms. Then in another pan, put about 2 Tbs. of oil and your onion and garlic in. Use about medium heat because you want your onions to get nice and light brown.

After browning, remove onion, add some more oil and add your mushrooms in. You can turn up the heat alittle here cuz you want your mushrooms to get nice and brown too!
*Don’t you just love multitasking?! *

Okay, at this point you should have brown onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Put these on a plate and set aside.
Now remove your chicken from the water. DON’T THROW OUT THE WATER!! Use this water to cook your noodles while you shred your chicken. **Once again multitasking!* Nothing special about shredding, just make it into bite size pieces.

Now to bring it all together! While your noodles are finishing cooking, using the same pan as you did for your onion and mushrooms, put it back onto high heat. Now pour your wine in. This is going to make a lot of noise and alittle smoke but don’t worry it will settle on its own.
Add in everything but the noodles at this point, so onion, mushrooms, heavy cream, chicken, rosemary, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer.

Once at a simmer, add your cooked noodles and toss to coat everything. Pour everything in your casserole dish and top with Parmesan cheese! Cook for about 25 minutes or till cheese is melted and slightly brown. ** Remember that my dish is not exactly like the recipe so your picture will look more like mac and cheese consistency than soup!* But if it looks like soup, it is still yummy, I promise! ha**

I like alittle extra pepper with mine and it is a simple garnish!

Serve with more cheese, a side salad or some crusty bread!

1 comment:

  1. YUM mushrooms! Anything to keep Chelsea away ;) hehe