Thursday, August 11, 2022

Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Mushrooms

Those of you who follow my page on Facebook will have been made privy to the fact that, while making the cannellini bean spread, I spotted a recipe on the Bush cannellini beans can that I thought sounded good enough to try. Last night I took that opportunity, and really enjoyed it. This is not your typical summer fare (particularly in this intense heat), because it is rich and hearty. But, keep this in the back of your mind because it will be perfect for fall and winter.

 I tend to do my prep work either in the morning of the day I plan to prepare something, or the night before, and I did that here. As a consequence, this took under 30 minutes. I have included a picture of the recipe as it was on the can (above), and my changes in their version below. If you don’t have time to slice and sauté mushrooms, use a jar of them. I had fresh thyme going crazy in my garden, so I threw in a couple cuttings of it, and I was very happy with the end result. If you want more beans, I would think you could easily add another can here. If you want a vegetarian dish, don’t add the chicken. My guess is that this is very versatile. I do know that I was certainly happy with the end result of my experimentation.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Mushrooms

1 15.5-oz. can cannellini beans, drained
3 T. olive oil, divided
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1”pieces
1 c. sliced mushrooms
Melissa’s shallot, diced
1 sprig fresh thyme (or 1/4 t. dried)
1 10.75-oz. can cream of mushroom soup
½ c. chicken broth
1 c. whole milk
1 t.
garlic powder
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
Freshly ground black pepper
¼ c. shredded Parmesan cheese

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium high heat until very hot. Add mushrooms, and cook for a minute or two without stirring to get a good sear. Stir in shallot and sauté until translucent. Remove Mushroom/Shallot mixture to a plate. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil; add chicken breast pieces, brown slightly. Transfer mixture to the plate with the mushrooms. Add soup, broth, milk, garlic powder, and beans to skillet; simmer for two minutes. Stir and cream cheese and season with pepper to taste. Return mushrooms, shallots, and chicken (and any juices) to the skillet. Simmer for 15 minutes. Serve topped with cheese.

Serves 4


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Marie Smith said...

Love those creamy recipes!

Gina said...

I love that white beans are having a moment in recipes now. I made a white bean "salad" this week that was delish. Beans are so easy to cook in the crockpot, then store in freezer baggies for future dishes. I will definitely bookmark this recipe for the future!

Linda said...

I love cannellini beans and especially love them in white chicken chili, so naturally they would do well in a main dish - yum!