Braising has to be one of our favorite cooking applications. It’s nearly foolproof; all you have to do is check on it once in a while to make sure the liquid hasn’t burned off, and as long as you succeed there, the end result is always perfectly tender and flavorful meat. Add in the fact that it’s a one pot endeavor, and we just don’t see how there’s much room for improvement.
While there is no end to the combinations of liquids and flavors that you can use when you’re braising, we have to say that a basic white wine and stock combo is really hard to beat. It works so well here with the earthy mushrooms and fragrant rosemary and thyme. The moist chicken and savory sauce go fabulously served over egg noodles or mashed potatoes or even some creamy polenta.
One thing we love about this meal is that it’s really just chicken, mushrooms, and a few pantry ingredients. It tastes totally restaurant worthy, but it’s really a budget friendly meal that comes together quickly. It’s a comforting dinner that we’ve served for company a bunch of times (though sometimes we’ll change up the herbs or add a little cream at the end if the mood strikes).
This One Pot Chicken and Mushroom Dinner exemplifies everything we love about braising and one pot dinners. It tastes rustic, homey, and slow cooked though it takes very little work. It’s the kind of dish we’re all about.
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