This is a quick, easy and impressive gourmet dish. Goes great with roasted new potatoes.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Rinse the mushrooms and pat dry. Season the flour with salt and pepper and dredge the chicken breasts in the flour mixture. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat and saute the chicken until it is nicely browned on one side (about 3 minutes).

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  • Add the garlic. Turn the chicken breasts and scatter the mushrooms over them. Continue frying, shaking the skillet and stirring the mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes, then add the vinegar, broth, bay leaf and thyme. Cover tightly and simmer over medium low heat for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.

  • Transfer the chicken to a warm serving platter and cover with foil. Set aside. Continue simmering the sauce, uncovered, over medium high heat for about 7 minutes. Swirl in the butter or margarine and discard the bay leaf. Pour this mushroom sauce mixture over the chicken and serve.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; 11.6 g total fat; 77 mg cholesterol; 286 mg sodium. 9.9 g carbohydrates; 30.9 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2004
I really love this dish. I have made it a few times. The first time I followed the directions exactly. It had really good flavor but I didn't like the way the flour on the chicken got slimy on the chicken. The second time I still followed the original recipe but I left out the flour and it was perfect and that's how I'll make it from now on. The balsamic reduction was delicious. I always use portobellos as the mushrooms. Fantastic! This is one of the best recipes I have tried off this website! Other than omitting the flour this recipe needs no variations! Thanks Colleen Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2009
I actually didn't like this recipie. I'm probably the only one. I found it to have very little flavor and was greatly dissapointed as I love garlic and balsamic vinegar. I even added more garlic than required. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2004
I really love this dish. I have made it a few times. The first time I followed the directions exactly. It had really good flavor but I didn't like the way the flour on the chicken got slimy on the chicken. The second time I still followed the original recipe but I left out the flour and it was perfect and that's how I'll make it from now on. The balsamic reduction was delicious. I always use portobellos as the mushrooms. Fantastic! This is one of the best recipes I have tried off this website! Other than omitting the flour this recipe needs no variations! Thanks Colleen Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2004
I am giving this 10 stars!!!!! I loved this. Very easy to prepare and it just reeked of professionalism. Next time I may leave out the whole flour thing because it didn't really add anything to the dish. Also I only ended up with enough sauce for two chicken breasts instead of four (think I reduced the sauce too long). Beautiful recipe. Went great with a California Zinfindel (Campus Oaks Lodi 2000). Also I did flatten my breasts before seasoning and flouring so they would cook more evenly. Very tender and moist chicken. Can you tell that I loved this recipe? I am planning on making this many more times for friends and for parties. THANK YOU!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2005
I love this it is my favorite recipe from this site! If you're not a vinegar lover I suggest using only 1/8 cup of balsamic vinegar. I love the vinegar flavor so I wouldn't change a thing. I use white balsamic vinegar (looks nicer). And... I use 1.5 lb. of mushrooms 1 cup chicken broth and 10 cloves of garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2011
Absolutely loved this recipe! Very impressive dish that was easy to prepare with ingredients that are normally found in one's kitchen. Used baby bella mushrooms and pounded out the chicken so it would cook more evenly. Serve over linguini! Fabulous!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2004
OMG! This is restaurant-quality fare for certain! I didn't flour the chicken and after removing from the pan I simply thickened the sauce with about 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch which I poured over the chicken. To die for. My husband and I are black pepper fiends so I made sure I used a lot of it. I will make again and again. Thanks fo much Colleen! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2008
This was great; cooked it with a friend. We did change a couple of things though. First we cut the chicken into strips & added garlic powder to the flour mixture. Then browned the chicken & removed from pan. Sauteed garlic for just a minute then dumped in double the sauce ingredients. We reduced the sauce for about 8-10 minutes then added the chicken back in and continued reducing for 10 minutes then added the butter. We browned the mushroom separately and added them in just before serving. YUM! Note:I made this again and didn't bother with flouring the chicken I just sprinkled a little wondra towards the end of cooking and then added the sauce right to the pan. Just as good and way easier! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2004
This recipe is a wonderful alternative to the same old chicken. It tastes a lot like Chicken Marsala. It is a little sweet and has great flavor. I let the chicken sit in a little vinegar for aobut 15 minutes before flouring. I used the whole can of broth. I though the amount of sauce was perfect. If you are looking for a simple dinner that will impress anyone this is it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2008
4-1/2 stars as written. However with a few simple additions you can swing this over into the 5 star stratosphere! No treatment of the garlic cloves is mentioned so I peeled them crushed and very finely minced 2 of the cloves (to make the garlic flavor more pronounced ) leaving the rest whole. Also added 2 Tb finely minced shallots which gave lots of depth of flavor. If you don't have or can't find shallots green onions will do. If you find the taste to be too acidic then look to your balsamic vinegar as the culprit. The only type to use is from Modena Italy. Others are just imitators. A genuine Modena balsamic is smooth as silk with no bite. It costs more but in a dish such as this it makes a world of difference. Once the breasts are pounded thin cooking them for 10 minutes in liquid is WAY too much. After you've browned them they need very little time. Just make your sauce as directed (also added a little marjoram white pepper and a tsp Dijon mustard to increase flavor complexity ) turn off the heat and allow your already-browned breasts to steep in the sauce covered for 10 minutes on top of the burner. This is known as carry-over cooking and the heat of the sauce is quite sufficient to finish off any undercooked meat. Skipping the flour coating works just fine. However to thicken the sauce enough to coat noodles or potatoes whisk 2-3 tsp of flour to the room temp stock then stir this into the pan stirring until sauce reaches a boil. Finishing the sauce Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2004
This recipe is just wonderful! My husband and children found it had a bit too much vinegar even when I cut the amount in half. So the next time I made it I added about 2tbsp of cream when the sauce was cooked. It might sound strange but it really helped richen the flavor and take the bite out of the vinegar. This recipe also works well with pounded boneless skinless chicken thighs. Thanks for this recipe it's a family favorite!:) Barb in BC Read More
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