Nathan’s Stovetop Chicken “Casserole”

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 In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, add the butter and sauté until the foam subsides and the butter begins to brown.Add the onions, the mushrooms, the salt, and a few cranks of pepper, then toss to coat.Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are transparent, for 7 minutes.Turn the heat to high, add the sliced chicken, and stir to combine.Dust the mixture evenly with the flour, toss to coat, then cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 additional minutes. Slowly drizzle the milk over the chicken mixture, stir to combine, and bring to a simmer.Lower the heat, add the cheese, the tarragon, and the parsley and stir to combine.Cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes, and season to taste.Serve with brown rice, egg noodles, or steamed vegetables, if you wish. 

Ingredients

  1. Check 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. Check 1 medium onion, finely diced
  3. Check 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  4. Check 4 small chicken breasts, evenly cubed
  5. Check 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  6. Check 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  7. Check 1/2 cup Gruyere and/or Asiago cheese
  8. Check 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped
  9. Check 1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  10. Check 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  11. Check Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1.  In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, add the butter and sauté until the foam subsides and the butter begins to brown.
  2. Add the onions, the mushrooms, the salt, and a few cranks of pepper, then toss to coat.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are transparent, for 7 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat to high, add the sliced chicken, and stir to combine.
  5. Dust the mixture evenly with the flour, toss to coat, then cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 additional minutes.
  6.  Slowly drizzle the milk over the chicken mixture, stir to combine, and bring to a simmer.
  7. Lower the heat, add the cheese, the tarragon, and the parsley and stir to combine.
  8. Cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes, and season to taste.
  9. Serve with brown rice, egg noodles, or steamed vegetables, if you wish.