Chicken with Asparagus, Mushrooms and ThymePosted: January 8, 2013
This is a wonderful dish to share with just the family or when including friends! The asparagus being crisp tender is perfect with the creamy sauce and earthy mushrooms. I love to serve with mashed potatoes, but rice or noodles are great options, too!
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (though my kids love it when I use legs!)
2 Tbs olive oil divided
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/4 lb shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced (I used baby bellas)
1/2 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2″ pieces
1 Tbs cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves, lightly crushed
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves, lightly crushed
2 Tbs white wine
1/2 cup half-and-half
Sprinkle Old Bay over both sides of chicken. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook 5-7 minutes per side until chicken is done (increase time for bone-in chicken). Remove chicken and cover with foil to keep warm. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to skillet and sauté onion, mushrooms, and asparagus for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch, thyme, and basil. Stir in chicken broth and wine. Add to skillet and cook, stirring constantly, 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in half-and-half. Heat through. Top with chicken and serve.