no 46: chicken with mushroom sauce

oh my goodness. we’re so lame on the blogging thing.

it is debatable whether or not we’ve actually had anything to blog about. actually, i take that back. we’ve had a couple “we should blog about this” moments over the past week or so. i guess that’s what i’ll write about today. ha.

we’ve been making more of an effort to use our crockpot recently. we figure if we can use our crock pot at least once a week, then we’re not only utilizing it, but also we can also usually make things that will yield a lot of leftovers, which is friendly to the budget.

to accommodate our crock pot usage goal, last week we tried ranting chef’s turkey with mushroom sauce recipe. and it was awesome! if you’re looking for a recipe sent daily to your email, he has some great ones that i’ve pinned or moved to the ‘recipe’ folder of my email! this recipe is taken from his site, so thanks ranting chef!

we modified it a touch, but visually our end results look very similar, and the taste was wonderful.  i used chicken thighs instead of turkey, mainly because a package of chicken thighs was $2.32 for six, and we only used four for the recipe. we also were short on tarragon, so i added thyme and rosemary. the directions at the end are also modified, mainly to make things easier for myself as i was preparing the rest of dinner.

3lb boneless turkey (4 chicken thighs)

2 T. butter, melted

2 T. dried parsley flakes

1/2 t. salt

1/2 t. dried tarragon

1/8 t. pepper

1 c. sliced fresh mushrooms

1/2 c. white wine or chicken broth

2 T. cornstarch

1/4 c. water

place chicken skin side up in crock pot. brush chicken with melted butter. sprinkle with parsley, salt, tarragon, and pepper. top with mushrooms. pour chicken broth on the chicken/mushroom/spice mixture. cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.

remove the turkey and keep warm. combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. add to the crock pot with the mushrooms and broth. turn the crock pot up to the high setting and allow the sauce to thicken to a gravy. serve with the turkey.

this was a great use of our crockpot! and the earthiness of the dish from the dark meat of the chicken to the mushrooms and spices was perfect for a slightly cooler day! we both really enjoyed this whole dinner, and are excited about other crock pot and ranting chef dishes!



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