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Creamy Braised Chicken

A smooth, delicate cream sauce gives a special taste to these tender chicken breasts accompanied by pearl onions and sauteed mushrooms. This dish is so rich-tasting, you'll want to serve it to company. —Margaret Haugh Heilman, Houston, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 pound pearl onions
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup chardonnay or other dry white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, quartered


  • In a Dutch oven or large kettle, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add pearl onions; boil for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; peel and set aside. In the same pan, saute sliced onion, carrot and celery in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Remove vegetables; set aside.
  • Add chicken to pan; brown on both sides. Remove and keep warm. Add wine; simmer until reduced to 1/2 cup. Stir in broth and seasonings. Return chicken to pan; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm.
  • Combine flour and milk until smooth; gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return vegetables to pan. Remove from the heat; cover and set aside.
  • In a nonstick skillet, saute pearl onions in remaining butter until tender. Remove and set aside. In the same pan, saute mushrooms until tender. Add the onions and mushrooms to serving platter. Discard bay leaf from sauce; spoon over chicken and vegetables.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 254 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • Carol
    Jun 20, 2020

    Did not have raw onions so used a jar of pearl onions in pantry. Will use another jar (2) for next try as hubby likes those onions.

  • Tanya
    Sep 17, 2019

    So delicious! I skipped the pearl onions all together which saved time. Did I mention it was delicious? I threw the mushrooms into the cooking liquid when the chicken was almost done, no need to fry seperately. I also added some brown rice flour straight to the cooking liquid

  • MrFish
    Apr 16, 2019

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  • LPHJKitchen
    Feb 5, 2019

    A new family favorite! This was a rich and flavorful dish that we will definitely make again. A little time consuming but completely worth it!

  • OwlTree
    Jan 6, 2019

    Delicious! Not quick to prepare, but makes a nice dinner for company.

  • xlsalbums
    Mar 10, 2018

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  • knscuba
    Apr 24, 2016

    This was fabulous. Not a quick meal to prepare.....but worth every minute.

  • desertrose62802
    Jul 13, 2013

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  • jorsena
    Feb 12, 2013

    This receipe is so flavourful and easy to do. My kids quite enjoy eating their vegtables when they see this recipe on the table. I serve it with egg noodles! Thanks for the chicken recipe!

  • yuliaio
    Jan 15, 2013

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