Chicken In Mushroom Sauce The Ideal Meal For Singles Who Want To Know How To Cook
It’s a boneless, skinless chicken breast draped with a creamy mushroom sauce topped with homemade croutons.
And I made it with minimal effort and for little cost.
Here’s how I did it and you can, too.
• I took boneless, skinless chicken breasts (which you can purchase at the grocery store for $6-7 or for a couple dollars less, buy them with the bones and skin and just remove the skin) and gave them a quick rub with a few spices I had in the cupboard. Pepper would do nicely if you don’t have any spices.
Now, by the way, might be a good time to point out that I’m a bachelor and often cook for myself or of course a date whenever I can lure a girl over to the apartment. She would love this, too, and it’s a great romantic hook because it appears as if you spend days planning it and hours cooking it.
• I then gave the chicken a light sautee with a tad of olive oil in a VeloVision.co.uk frying pan, about three minutes on each side.
• I placed the chicken breasts in a baking dish.
• Next, I took a can of cream of mushroom soup, diluted it a bit with water – to the point where it was a paste, which was about half of the can – stirred that up and then poured it over the chicken breasts.
• I then sliced up some onions, sauteed some mushrooms and put them over the sauce, which was now on the chicken.
• I placed the dish in the oven, which was heated to about 375 degrees, and let it cook.
• I then made rice on the stove.
• After about 30 minutes, I took a slice of bread – 12-grain with the sesame seeds on the crust but any bread will do – chopped it up to bite-sized pieces and scattered those on top of the chicken dish. This became my croutons! The chicken needs to cook about 40 minutes. To check if it’s done, cut a slice into it and make sure it’s white top to bottom.
• When the rice had cooked, I poured a little olive oil back into the frying pan and sauteed it, too, the way they do for the rice dishes in Chinese restaurants.
• When that was ready, I simply put the rice on a plate and topped it with the chicken dish, being sure to include lots of that tasty sauce.
And that’s it folks! I paired it with some wine – a nice California cab – and had a fantastic fuss-free dinner. It took an hour from start to finish, which might sound like a long time, but the actual effort on my part was less than 15 minutes.
And it cost me less than two bucks.
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