Monday, March 15, 2010

Chicken Portobello with Mashed Potatoes

I love this recipe. So much. The gravy has cream cheese in it. Oh, it is to die for! I borrowed it from my amazingly talented chef of a friend, Kaylee. Click here to get her original recipe...I had to make some adjustments based on what ingredients I already had!!! Also, I doubled it. Thanks Kaylee!

3 lbs. potatoes, cubed
1/2 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsp. rubbed sage
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. pepper
8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 oz. each)
4 Tbsp. Olive oil
3/4 lb. sliced baby portobello mushrooms
2 pkg. (16 oz.) cream cheese, softened, divided
2 1/2 c. chicken broth, divided

Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.

*Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine flour, 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. sage, thyme and pepper. Add chicken, one piece at a time, and coat both sides. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.

*In the same skillet, saute mushrooms until tender. Reduce heat; add 12 oz. cream cheese, 2 c. chicken broth, and remaining salt and sage. Cook and stir until cream cheese is melted. Drain potatoes; mash with remaining cream cheese and chicken broth. Serve with chicken and sauce mixture. Yield: 8 servings.