I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.
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What a great rain we had, made our lawn nice and green again and gave my flowers a boost!
Today I’m sharing a easy chicken and mushroom quick meal, I love any recipe that calls for fresh mushrooms, I hope you will enjoy it too!
Mushroom Chicken Bites
2 Tablespoons oil, divided
1 # boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. each garlic powder and onion powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
3 Tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped, optional
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in a large pan on medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add chicken, season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika. Mix well and sear chicken all over until browned and cooked through, about 5-6 minutes, transfer cooked chicken to a plate; set aside and keep warm. Heat remaining oil in the same pan with 1 tablespoon of butter, add mushrooms and cook, while stirring, until just beginning to brown and soften, 3-4 minutes. Add the remaining butter to the pan, let melt and saute’ onion and pepper until just soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes, add garlic and saute’ until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the chicken back into the pan along with any juices released while resting. Mix through all of the ingredients to evenly coat in the pan juices. Continue cooking until all vegetables are soft and the chicken is cooked through, about 1-2 minutes more. Taste test and season with salt and pepper if desired, sprinkle with fresh parsley, and serve warm.
Stay safe and have a great week!