Mushroom Braised Chicken

by Irvin on April 3, 2017 · 8 comments

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These wild mushroom braised chicken thighs are incredibly flavorful but are also incredibly easy to make. The secret is the long roasting time in the oven. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Mushroom Braised Chicken. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

“Are you having a party?” asked the woman who waiting in line after me to check out at the big warehouse store. I looked down at my cart with it’s 10 pounds of sugar, 5 dozen eggs, 8 pounds of butter, 3 rounds of Brie cheese, 3 pounds of ground bison, 3 racks of ribs and 15 pounds of chicken thighs. Then I told her that this is how I normally shop. She looked incredulous at me. But I mean, how else does one shop at those warehouse stores? If I didn’t want to buy in bulk, I’d just go and buy some groceries at the local grocery store a block away fro me? Big warehouse stores are where you go to buy LOTS of stuff at a really decent price. Then I looked at her cart which had one pair of jeans, a bag of spinach and two bottle of wine. Sometimes I just don’t understand the way people shop. She probably thinks the same about me.

Mushroom Braised Chicken. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

The problem with shopping at warehouse stores is that I then have to figure out what to do with everything. The butter, sugar and eggs aren’t an issue. They keep fairly well and I bake so much and so fast that it never goes bad. AJ basically consumes his weight in Brie every day so that’s not an issue either. But I did get suckered into buying ALL those chicken thighs. I better figure out something to do with them.

Mushroom Braised Chicken. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

Recently I made a trip to Ikea (another big box store) and bought two bookcases and put them up behind our television in the living room. It was life changing, allowing me to not only get the dangerously tall stack of cookbooks off my desk but it also allowed me to easily access all those books. Which means I can finally start using some of my books that I always want to but never get around. So when I found myself flipping through the book Taste and Technique and came across a recipe for Porcini Braised Chicken I knew exactly what to do with those chicken thighs.

Mushroom Braised Chicken. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

Of course, I changed a few of the ingredients for the recipe, especially since I found a big jar of mixed dried mushrooms (at that same warehouse store of course) that I substituted out for the dried Porcinis. But what I loved about this recipe was that not only did it make a large amount of food (I love leftovers) but the braising liquid was so incredibly flavorful that I saved it and ended up using it in a risotto a few days later. Total win-win situation for AJ and me.


Super easy flavorful Mushroom Braised Chicken recipe! Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.
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Marisa Franca @ All Our Way April 4, 2017 at 4:28 am

We get comments like that when get our wine. “Hey! You having a party? Can I come over?” No! That’s just our supply. 🙂 And really you do save at the big box store! We came across veal shanks for around $9.00 a pound and at the meat shop, it was close to $20.00. Can’t wait to make Osso Bucco. We do have several packages of chicken thighs frozen. This recipe will be perfect. And we always save the rich liquids leftover from dishes and add them to another dish. Have a great week.

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Mimi April 4, 2017 at 8:32 am

Dried mushrooms create the best flavor. I can see why you used the broth in risotto. Smart.

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Kari April 4, 2017 at 4:34 pm
Martin April 6, 2017 at 2:23 pm

This is very similar to a way the Polish prepare many recipes…The biggest difference is that they would make almost a “dashi” out of the dried mushrooms by adding them to a pan of broth and Madeira, bringing it all to a boil, and then letting it rest to room temperature. You should try it sometime!

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super mario world April 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm

Dried mushrooms create the best flavor. I can see why you used the broth in risotto. Smart.

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Stick War Games April 10, 2017 at 12:03 am

Love this recipe. It was actually pretty easy and yummy!

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python quiz April 24, 2017 at 3:11 am

I can not stop

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