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One Pot Chicken, Beans, & Mushrooms


If you happen to stumble across this blog, I am sorry.  This blog was more for family and friends to confirm once again that this table and its counterparts are odd ducks.  Not really devoting the time or energy into turning this into anything other than a form of communication the information is kinda bland and straight to the point. Being unpretentious is one of the reasons I had to try One Skillet Chicken with Green Beans and Mushrooms when discovered on a social media feed.  Besides, what could really go wrong.  The ingredients and instructions were simple, easy, and quick.

Modifications Made:
So okay, the instructions lack a few basics steps.  You know, like cooking mushrooms.  Don't judge.  It happens to the best of us.  This would be where common sense and experience comes in...

Three diced chicken breasts and 1/4 cup of finely diced yellow onion cooked in one tablespoon of oil.  Chicken and onions were pushed to the side of the large dutch oven and thickly sliced mushrooms were browned in one tablespoon butter.  Fresh green beans, one tablespoon of diced garlic, regular sodium broth, and pepper were added.  Parmesan and cream were omitted and replaced with one tablespoon of flour mixed into 1/2 cup water.  Flour mixture was added to chicken, mushrooms, and green beans and cooked until green beans reached desired consistency.

Scaled for Likability: Great
Didn't your mama ever teach you not to judge a book by the cover?  Well she should have. Served over plain butter white rice, this meal would have been just as fantastic without rice.  A nice shot of white wine would have been a wonderful addition as well as a side serving of scalloped potatoes.  I think in a pinch, canned mushrooms and green beans would have been good but the depth of flavor would have been less.  To offset this, I would mixture the flour into the juice of the mushrooms and green beans instead of water.  Simply wonderful.

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