I know how much you guys love one-pot recipes so here I am popping up with another divine chicken recipe that comes together effortlessly in a single pan or skillet. This creamy butter garlic chicken with mushroom is one killer recipe that you MUST TRY ASAP!
Every bite of this luxurious sauce has such a rich and delicious feel. The amount of ingredients is quite minimal, and there is no addition of cheese. You can always add the cheese but this version is already a tad heavy because of the cream.
I like to eat this with some salad. Maybe on a bed of some crunchy lettuce or baby arugula. This is an entire meal in itself, and you can also serve this creamy butter garlic chicken with rice or bread. Totally up to you! There are no major technicalities involved in getting this recipe right. It is one of those recipes that can be created by anyone – be it an amateur cook or a master chef. That is the beauty of recipes like these.
Cooking the perfect chicken breast
This creamy butter garlic chicken with mushroom uses chicken breast. Do not worry about the breast getting dry as it will be as moist and juicy as you can imagine. I have found out that when you fry chicken breast in advance and then let it slow cook in gravy, it retains its moisture and tastes almost magical. I have a similar juicy chicken breast recipe with cheese and tomato sauce which is also beautifully soft and moist.
To make this recipe absolutely perfect, you will have to prep the chicken in advance. Forst things fist, wash your chicken breast pieces thoroughly and ensure you pat dry it with a kitchen towel. The chicken pieces have to be at room temperature when you fry them in the pan. A cold piece of chicken breast will make the cooking uneven and might turn it dry and rubbery, and you definitely do not want that.
Before making the mushroom sauce, I first pat dry the chicken pieces with a good quality kitchen paper towel. Once it’s dry enough, I place it over some baking paper, and then generously rub salt and black pepper powder on both sides. This step is important because you do not want the sauce to have flavor and the chicken pieces to be bland. So salt and pepper the chicken breast pieces generously.
The secret to a creamy mushroom sauce
Mushroom plays a big role in making the sauce of this recipe so delicious! And when you bite into this recipe with some mushroom inside your fork along with the chicken, oh it is unbelievable!
To make this sauce, the mushroom is first sauteed in butter and oil. No salt is added in the beginning as the addition of salt makes mushrooms very soggy. So it is important to fry the mushrooms till they brown and get crunchy, and absorb the flavors of the butter and oil. The rest of the ingredients include the basic onions, garlic, and heavy cream. You can use any mushroom of your choice. I always go with button mushrooms because they are very easily available in New Delhi and are also abundant and cost-effective.