I came across this recipe online and just had to share it with you all. This comes from What’s Gaby Cooking, and if you haven’t been to her site, click here to visit now.
My neighbor had given me a bottle of Moscato wine and while I do not personally consume alchohol as a beverage, I will use it in cooking. So I started searching for recipes that I could use the wine and I found this one for Lemon Herb Chicken. Now Moscato is a sweet almost dessert wine with floral and peachy notes so if you are cooking with it, make sure to choose ingredients that will work well with that type of flavor. Also use ORGANIC mushrooms. Mushrooms tend to absorb everything from the environment around them so its important to always choose organic when dealing with mushrooms.
Here is the recipe from the What’s Gaby Cooking site:
- 1-pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 shallots, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 6-8 baby bella mushrooms, sliced (about 6 ounces)
- ½ cup The Naked Grape Moscato wine
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped basil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- Paste or rice to serve
- Place the chicken into a large bowl and sprinkle the flour on top. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and toss with a pair of tongs to make sure the chicken is evenly coated in flour, salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the chicken into the skillet and sauté until fully cooked, about 10 minutes, making sure to stir the chicken to ensure it cooks evenly. Once the chicken is cooked, transfer it to a clean bowl and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add the remaining olive oil over medium high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the sliced mushrooms and stir. Sauté the mushrooms for about 3-4 minutes until they are partially cooked. Add the Moscato wine and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to medium and let the wine cook, and the mushrooms continue to cook down for about 5 minutes. Season the mushroom mixture with salt and pepper.
- Add the chopped parsley, basil and cooked chicken into the mushroom mixture and stir. Season everything with salt and pepper to taste and reduce the heat to low until ready to serve. Squeeze the fresh lemon juice over the chicken to give it a burst of freshness.
- Cook some pasta or rice, whichever you prefer, according to the package directions. Serve the chicken over the pasta or rice and enjoy.
This recipe really came out great and was really fast to cook. I already had some pre-cooked rice in the refrigerator from the night before so the whole thing came together in about 25 minutes. Jack loved the chicken and the mushrooms. I find that kids love flavor just as much as us adults, so if you want them to eat, feed them things that you would want to eat yourself.