Chef Mom

I've collected these recipes from family members, out-of-print cookbooks, magazines, and the backs of food cartons. I've modified quite a few of them and, I think, made them even better. I only put my family's favorites on this site, because I'd like for my friends to have as many good food memories as we do. Enjoy...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Chicken Oporto

This is a family staple, and probably my favorite chicken dish to make. It is absolutely to die for and easy to boot!

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup butter
1/2 lb mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/4 cup AP flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6-8 chicken breast halves
1 1/2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1/2 cup white port wine (I often substitute cooking sherry and it works wonderfully as well)

DIRECTIONS

-In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in hot butter, cook mushrooms five minutes. With slotted spoon, remove to small bowl, set aside.
-On waxed paper or in small flat container (I used a square tupperward container), combine flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Use to coat chicken chicken breasts. In same skillet in remaining butter over medium-high heat, cook the chicken breasts until browned on all sides.
-Sitr in cream, port and mushrooms; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30-45 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender. The longer you have to simmer, the better it tastes!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Amber said...

I have been reading your other blog for a long time and had no idea you had this one too. I'm so glad you linked to it; I can’t wait to try some of these recipes!

8:15 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

I am trying this chicken tonight!!
Thanks for sharing!

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!
We are low fat, low salt, and low cholesterol around here (how fun!) What if I substitute some of the butter with low salt chicken stock? Also substitute the heavy/whipping cream with nonfat half and half....do you think the recipe would still be ok?
Thanks!
Krissy

3:17 PM  
Blogger Suburban Turmoil said...

I think that would be fine. I also substitute sherry for the white port wine all the time. It still tastes awesome.

3:28 PM  
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4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, thanks!!

-Krissy

11:27 AM  

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