Easy one-pan chicken dinner ready in 20 minutes! No dry or boring chicken breasts here -- with some seasonings and a light, silky dairy-free mushroom sauce, you'll have succulent chicken every time! For even cooking, slice boneless skinless chicken breasts into cutlets, and use a meat thermometer so you don't overcook them. Because this recipe has no heavy cream, you can freeze leftovers for later! This makes mushroom chicken great for meal-prep.
Heat oven to 200 degrees F. You will use it to keep the chicken warm.
Cut chicken breasts in halves the horizontal way to make thinner chicken cutlets. Pat dry and season with salt and pepper. Combine oregano, paprika, and coriander in a small bowl. Season the chicken with the spice mixture on both sides.
In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil until shimmering but not smoking. Add the chicken cutlets and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on one side, then turn over and cook for another 3 minutes or so. To check for doneness, cut into a piece with a thin-bladed knife and take a peek. Transfer the chicken to an ovenproof platter and put it in the oven.
In the same skillet, now add a tiny bit more extra virgin olive oil. Add ghee and melt. Sautee the mushrooms for 5 minutes. Add broth, green onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
Add the chicken back to the pan, spoon some of the sauce on top. Serve immediately.
Mushroom sauce with cream: If you really want to add heavy cream to the mushroom sauce, you can reduce the broth amount and simply stir in about ¼ to ⅓ cup of heavy cream to the mushrooms just before adding the chicken to the skillet (keep the heat low when adding heavy cream).
Make ahead tips: Slice and chop the vegetables a night ahead and store them in separate containers in the fridge. You can also cook the chicken cutlets completely a night ahead and refrigerate. When you're ready to complete the recipe, just place the breasts in the 200 degrees F heated oven to warm up.
Leftovers storage tips: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days. And because there is no cream involved, you can also freeze leftovers for use at a later time. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.
Reheating tips: Reheat in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through; add a little more chicken broth (and you may cover slightly.) Do not heat for too long or chicken may toughen and dry out.
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