Chicken and Mushroom

We have been sick… hence the silence this past week. After a week of doctor’s appts, medicines, bed rest and lots of hugging and snuggling, we are back – healthy and ready to eat. This is one of my favorite chicken recipes to make for the family in addition to Indian Chicken Curry. It’s simple, the flavors simple and the taste delicious.

Did you know that Mushrooms are the only natural food source of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is very important for kids and they need about 400 IU of Vitamin D every daily. Vitamin D is essential for bone growth and calcium absorption in children.

The chicken and mushroom combine deliciously in this recipe and this is a quick 1 dish to be served with brown or white rice.

Recipe:

½ tsp butter

½ medium white onion sliced

2 cups boiled chicken

2 cups sliced mushroom (You can use any kind but I used store bought sliced Crimini Mushrooms from Trader Joe’s)

1 cup chicken broth

½ cup milk

10 sprigs cilantro leaves

¼ tsp ground white pepper

Salt to taste

Instructions:

1)      Boil chicken pieces in water till the chicken is cooked  – approximately 15 minutes. Or alternatively you can use store bought cooked boiled chicken.

2)      Cool down and cut the cooked chicken into smaller pieces. Retain the broth as you will need it for the gravy. If you are using store bought cooked boiled chicken then use packaged chicken broth for the gravy.

3)      Slice the onion into long slivers.

4)      Melt the butter in a pot on medium heat.

5)      Add the onion slivers and sauté till they are translucent.

6)      Add the sliced mushroom and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

7)      Add the chicken and the broth and the milk and cook till the gravy comes to a boil.

8)      Add the salt and white pepper and cut cilantro and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

9)      Serve with brown or white rice.

This recipe was a hit with the whole family. It was so delicious. I pureed the dish for my 11 month old to make it easy for him to eat it and he couldn’t get enough of it. He kept feeding himself hand over fist, at one point his entire face was covered with the puree.

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