Jill here, hacking into my cute mama's blog to share a little something with you. Before I get started, if you have a New Year's resolution to eat healthier, or cut back on calories, then this recipe is NOT for you...but, if one of your New Year's resolutions is to indulge more and eat delicious food, then get yourself super excited!!
This recipe is a Pinterest find from Plain Chicken for Chicken Lazone. While the recipe seemed very promising and looked tasty, I felt like it could use a little somethin' extra. So, I started playing around and this is what I came up with.
Chicken and Mushroom Deliciousness
1 lb. chicken breast - Cut into bite size chunks
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 onion diced
8 oz. mushrooms - sliced or quartered
3 Tbs. butter, divided
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan - plus more for garnish, if you're into that sort of thing.
Combine salt, chili powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Toss in a bowl with the chicken chunks until evenly coated. In large saute pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat (you want the heat a bit high so get your chicken nice and browned). Cook the chicken until done, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
In the same pan, lower the heat to medium and add the rest of the butter. Throw in the diced onion and mushrooms and sauté for a few minutes. Make sure you don't clean out the pan before adding the onion and mushroom...you want to get all that leftover browned goodness at the bottom to add flavor to the veggies.
Once your onion and mushrooms are done, add the chicken back into the pan along with your cream and Parmesan cheese. Lower heat and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
Serve this chicken and mushroom deliciousness over angel hair pasta or a baked potato along with a simple green salad and some french bread.
P.S. For some variation, you could add some diced red pepper with the mushrooms and onions. I think next time I will chop up some asparagus and add it in there too.
P.P.S. the leftovers are great the next day...or at 10:30 at night when you need a little snack.