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A Hearty and Easy Chicken Dinner

by - Monday, March 02, 2020

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Every once in a while, especially in the heart of winter, my family craves a hearty, filling dinner. This Chicken Mushroom Tomato recipe is our absolute favourite chicken recipe. If you're looking for a straight-forward, easy chicken dinner recipe that your family will love, this one can't be beat.

Chicken Mushroom Tomato Recipe

This chicken recipe is easy to put together and uses ingredients that we usually have in our fridge and pantry. I like to use chicken thighs for this recipe as it absorbs the flavours of the marinade and the chicken crisps nicely to a golden brown.


easy chicken dinner recipe, chicken mushroom tomato recipe, winter chicken recipe
easy chicken dinner recipe, chicken mushroom tomato recipe, winter chicken recipe

The simple marinade does most of the work. The tartness of the freshly squeezed lemon juice and the balsamic vinegar makes for a very flavourful chicken. Be sure to marinade the chicken for at least 15 minutes. Toss it around to make sure everything is coated nicely.

easy chicken dinner recipe, chicken mushroom tomato recipe, winter chicken recipe

easy chicken dinner recipe, chicken mushroom tomato recipe, winter chicken recipe

The addition of mushrooms and tomatoes makes for a complete meal. We like to add in at least two cups of tomatoes and mushrooms. I tend to increase the recipe for 8-10 chicken thigha - as many as my Le Creuset pan will fit - so that we have leftovers for lunch the next day. This chicken mushroom tomato recipe is that good. You'll want to keep eating it!

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What do you crave when the weather is cold? I like soups, anything with sauces or gravies. And carbs. We tend to eat a low carb, low sugar diet most of the time, but when we're craving for carbs, we reach for the rice. I love to serve this chicken with jasmine rice, with some of the sauce drizzled over the rice. You could also serve it with mashed potatoes or just a salad if you prefer. This is our favourite brand of rice (and I've tried a lot!!). It always fluffs up nicely and never burns when I cook it on the stovetop following the instructions on the bag.

Chicken, mushroom, and tomatoes served with rice makes for a hearty and delicious dinner on a winter's night.

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Chicken Mushroom Tomato Recipe

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Juice from a 1/2 of a lemon
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • salt to taste
    For the tomatoes and mushrooms
    • 2 cup cherry tomatoes
    • 2 cup of cut mushrooms
    • 2 tbs olive oil
    • salt to taste

    Instructions:

    1. Put the chicken thighs in a large mixing bowl
    2. In a smaller bowl, mix together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, thyme and salt. 
    3. Toss the marinade in with the chicken. Stir well and ensure the the chicken is evenly coated. Let the chicken sit in the marinade for at least 15 minutes.
    4. Preheat the oven to 425. Rub an oven-safe skillet with some olive oil. Place the chicken thighs in the skillet, skin down. Pour the remaining marinade over the top.
    5. Cook the chicken in the oven for 20 minutes
    6. Meanwhile, mix the tomatoes and mushrooms with olive oil and some salt. Let sit.
    7. Turn over the chicken thighs and add the tomatoes and mushrooms. Bake for another 20 minutes
    8. Set the oven to broil for about a minute to brown the tops of the chicken. Take the chicken out of the oven, let it cool for 5 mins, then serve.


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