Chicken Breast with Creamy Mushroom and Chive Sauce

A delightfully creamy sauce, consisting of button mushrooms, sour cream, and chives, makes this pan-seared chicken breast tender, succulent and flavoursome. Serve it with pasta or mashed potatoes.

  • 2 Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Shallot, finely chopped
  • 100 g Button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 60 ml Dry white wine
  • 300 ml Chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp Sour cream
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Fresh chives, chopped
  1. Place chicken breast between sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or heavy skillet until flattened to an even thickness, about 1/2 inch. Season both sides of the chicken with a little of salt. Place 2 tablespoons flour in a shallow dish and dredge the chicken in it. Discard the excess flour.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover and keep warm.
  3. Add remaining oil to the pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add shallots, mushrooms and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining flour and stir until lightly browned. Pour in white wine, and broth. Bring it to a boil, stirring often.
  4. Return the chicken to the skillet, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until heated through and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream and mustard until smooth. Taste with salt and stir in chives. Serve with wholewheat pasta.


maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog 9/3/11 07:03


First one to comment. Haha!

Okaay.. bookmarking this! Because i just realized that i can ask the uncle in the wet market to cut the chicken breast meat out for me just last week! With weekly extra supply of chicken breast meat, i've now more options to cook apart from Kung Po Kai Ting ;)

Joseph's Grainery Recipes 9/3/11 07:03

My mouth is watering and I didn't think I was hungry until I saw this!

thecompletecookbook 9/3/11 07:26

What a fabulous meal!
:-) Mandy

Honey Bee Sweets 9/3/11 07:27

Oh wow, another fabulous idea for a quick and delicious dinner! I bet the sour cream & Dijon mustard gives it the right tang and kick! Yummy!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 9/3/11 07:42

A scrumptious dish! A droolworthy combination.



Lisa H. 9/3/11 08:01

I was looking for something creamy to go with my pasta... voila... you posted in your blog... Thanks Angie :)

Cherine 9/3/11 08:53

This chicken looks really good. Love the flavors in it!

sanjeeta kk 9/3/11 09:44

Love the mushroom and chive sauce!

Anncoo 9/3/11 09:50

Angie, this is a must try dish in my list! Really sooo yumm..yummm!!

Sharmilee! :) 9/3/11 10:30

Chicken and mushroom ...awesome combination

claudia lamascolo 9/3/11 10:38

The sour cream is a great addition very creamy!

Katy ~ 9/3/11 10:41

Angie, this looks like it would be a huge favorite in our house. I can't wait to try this!

Cakewhiz 9/3/11 10:45

This looks like such a hearty meal... Your presentation is lovely!

Ana Rita 9/3/11 11:41

OMG!!That cream is just calling for me to dip a piece of bread in it!!!
Loved it...


OohLookBel 9/3/11 11:44

This is the perfect chicken breast dish - all the wine, cream and mushrooms make it like a stroganoff, so delicious.

Fimère 9/3/11 12:02

très riche en saveurs, j'adore
bonne journée

Natasha Green ★ 9/3/11 12:07

yumyum! You got to love creamy sauce with button mushrooms!

Michael Toa 9/3/11 12:34

oh wow! this looks fantastic. yum, yum, yum.

Lauren 9/3/11 12:40

someone said "chives make everything better" on my blog, couldn't agree more. This looks so satisfying.

busygran 9/3/11 12:46

This is a delicious way to prepare chicken breast. Drooling now!

Gloria 9/3/11 13:06

I love mushrooms and with chicken is lovely! x gloria

Belinda @zomppa 9/3/11 13:49

Every bit of this looks so beautifully flavored. Now I want this sauce!

Heavenly Housewife 9/3/11 14:10

Daaahling, I always think your husband is such a lucky man! This is another fabulous dish!
*kisses* HH

Nammi 9/3/11 14:21

yumm, that looks delicious, need some advice from you since you do a lot of baking, got any idea on what i can do with dried fruit mix? most fruit cakes use brandy and i dont use any alcohol before you suggest another type :)

Jenn 9/3/11 14:25

That looks incredibly delicious! I love adding chives to sauces, it just brings a wonderful flavor to them.

Paul Jennette 9/3/11 14:43

This is a great dish! And I have a little confession to make: This dish is very similar to the very first dish I ever made, cooking for a first date back high school. Mine was not nearly as complex as this one (yours looks perfect of course) Thanks for bringing back a fond memory!!!

Priya 9/3/11 15:16

Omg, wat a beautiful dish,truly makes me hungry..

Betty Ray 9/3/11 15:36

mmmmm, I love my chicken in a nice creamy broth or sauce. I will have to try this.

Joy 9/3/11 15:42

That looks lovely.

aipi 9/3/11 15:49

Delicious..I have bookmarked your creamy mushroom recipe :)

US Masala

Ah Tze 9/3/11 16:03

I always say yummy to creamy mushroom!

Susi 9/3/11 16:30

This looks great. I definitely like a good sauce that has wine AND mushrooms. It's a winner right there :o)

lena 9/3/11 16:35

hi angie, going thru the ingredients, i know that this is indeed very flavourful and i like the addition of dijon mustard!

Cooking Rookie 9/3/11 16:37

This recipe sounds sooo yummy - a perfect comfort food. I never thought of adding sour cream to a cream sauce, but it should be a great combination. I will certainly try this one. Thanks for sharing.

ravienomnoms 9/3/11 16:52

Angie that looks awesome! Seriously I would dig right into that if it were in front of me hehe

Andrea the Kitchen Witch 9/3/11 17:00

This looks really delicious. I love the chive sauce. Can't wait for my chives to start growing again!!

Angie's Recipes 9/3/11 17:21

Nammi, if you don't use alcohol in the baked goods, use some juice or milk instead.
I like to use dried fruit, like raisin, or berries, in bread and cookies baking.

Lynda 9/3/11 17:54

Wonderful has me drooling!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 9/3/11 18:42

Oh my goodness, that looks scrumptious and what a great idea for chicken.

Lynds 9/3/11 19:27

This looks delicious!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 9/3/11 22:49

Fabulous, I love chicken with mushrooms in a cream sauce, yours looks like perfection!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) 9/3/11 23:35

Rich and creamy mushroom sauce. My ultimate comfort food.

Claudia 10/3/11 00:17

Yes, I will be doing this before winter ends (which means I have another month). Love a new chicken-mushroom combination.

Maria 10/3/11 01:40

That looks definitely tempting, I'll have to make this some time soon :-)

kitchen flavours 10/3/11 02:12

Wow! Looks soooo delicious! A perfect satisfying meal!

Jeannie 10/3/11 02:52

I just had angelhair pasta lastnight and I am still craving more when I look at your delicious dish!

Reeni 10/3/11 03:32

What a delicious pan sauce Angie! Looks so good with the pasta!

Min {Honest Vanilla} 10/3/11 06:26

Oooh looks delectable, the ingredients for the sauce are all my favourites, white wine with mustard, sour cream, chives! YUMS and it sounds absolutely easy too ;)

Christine@Christine's Recipes 10/3/11 09:17

It's a fabulous dish, so hearty and inviting! The creamy sauce is wonderfully matched with the chicken and pasta.

Dee 10/3/11 13:33

This looks heavenly, between your spelt crackers & this chicken I'm already hungry this morning. Delicious!

girlichef 10/3/11 14:59

This sounds so fantastic, and the sauce is just beckoning me! I think it looks awesome with the noodles, but yes...I'm thinking I'd have to go for mashed potatoes to bathe with those gorgeous juices. Mmmmm!


Lovely. It sounds sort of like a chicken stroganoff. My family would love this!

Elisabeth 10/3/11 15:32

Angie-don't be surprised if I have two previous comments showing up. Something is not right...comment does not show up.
All I wanted to let you know how fabulous your chicken dish is with the wine, sour cream, mustard chive sauce, and mushrooms...Yumm!

Sara @ Saucy Dipper 10/3/11 15:38

Oooh. I've yet to make a chive sauce. I think it would go well with just about anything.

peachkins 10/3/11 15:44

OMG, I'm bookmarking this....this is gorgeous!

Victor 10/3/11 16:32

Oh yeah, anything involving white wine, mushroom and cream-like sauce is my kind of dish

OysterCulture 10/3/11 16:45

This just says delicious comfort food. How can you not want to make this as soon as possible?

Beth 10/3/11 16:55

That chicken looks so simple, and so good. Can't wait to try it!

Maria 10/3/11 18:07

Chicken dishes like this one are among my favorites! This looks absolutely delicious. I love the creamy sauce and the freshness of the chives.

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter 10/3/11 18:57

lovely recipe will bookmark its never thought of using sour cream like this

Stephanie @ okie dokie artichokie 10/3/11 20:31

Oh, this looks quite good. I'm feeling a little under the weather and this looks like it would be a great comfort, pick-me-up kind of food! :-) I love how luscious and smooth the sauce looks and the chicken looks perfectly cooked. Wonderful!

Barbara 10/3/11 22:02

Sour cream and Dijon with chicken sounds wonderful, Angie! A lovely photo too!

Annie's Dish 10/3/11 22:58

Man its a bad idea to be looking at this when I'm hungry! It looks so delicious its making my stomach growl!

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook 11/3/11 01:28

Oh yes, you are speaking my language here! Mushrooms, chicken and a creamy sauce...I am sold.

5 Star Foodie 11/3/11 04:34

The creamy mushroom and chive sauce looks very satisfying and flavorful, nice!

Eva 11/3/11 05:41

That creamy mushroom sauce sounds delicious. I have a few chicken breasts in my freezer, I think I know what I'll use them for now :)

Elin 11/3/11 06:46

Angie...I love this I moment I saw it on your blog. Have KIV it for our dinner. Thanks for sharing this mouthwatering...blame your photography skill :p

noobcook 11/3/11 07:21

What a gourmet looking meal whipped up with simple ingredients!!

La cucina di Irina 11/3/11 16:21

Hello, my name is Irina, I'm Russian but I live in Italy for many years, I'm always looking for new friends and new recipes from around the world. A pleasure to meet you and your blog. I sign up as your following, and if you want to reciprocate and follow of my blog, I'd be happy! A hug, and the recipes look. . .


Joanne 11/3/11 17:43

that sauce does look incredibly creamy! Love the chive infusion into it!

Devaki 11/3/11 19:52

Oh this is lovely, creamy and mouthwatering. I feel a weeknigh meal of this coming on :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Nithu 11/3/11 20:16

Yummy pictures. Nice recipe.

alison 11/3/11 21:20

wow,this is a great dish!

Hornsfan 11/3/11 21:23

Angie this looks so tasty, I love chicken and mushrooms together, the perfect simple, yet elegant dinner.

Raina 12/3/11 03:01

This looks fantastic. I am always looking for new ways to prepare chicken. With the wine and creamy sourcream and the flavor of chives, this sounds perfect. I know my family would love it.

Pachecopatty 12/3/11 04:44

A beauty of a recipe-just the kind of dish I love! The sour cream, white wine and mushrooms are all my favorites. I will make this for dinner next week and we will be so happy, thanks for your recipe;-)

A Canadian Foodie 12/3/11 14:52

Looks mighty tasty!
I have been neck deep in the throws of planning a local food conference here within slow food and have not posted for three weeks. Important work. Time well spent: BUT...I have not read, written, cooked and I miss my life and reading YOU!
I am catching up slowly!

Anna's Table 12/3/11 16:55

Angie, this is one of my favourite combination chicken with white wine and mushrooms in a creamy sauce. We have it often and never seem to tire of it. Have a lovely week-end.

grace 12/3/11 22:48

all chicken should be so lucky as to be ensconced in such a sauce! well done, angie. :)

Magic of Spice 12/3/11 23:38

I love this sauce! Wonderful dish :)

FOODESSA 13/3/11 13:36

I'm having a bowl of fruit as I just landed on this wonderful dish...and all I can now think of is what's for lunch? ;o)

Flavourful wishes,

tigerfish 13/3/11 19:47

Just one look and I am hungry!

Trix 14/3/11 14:46

Mmm, nice - the sour cream gives it a certain Eastern European flair that I quite like!

sangeeta 15/3/11 14:32

I want to have it right now :)
nice and creamy , n such delectable flavors...

Chef E 17/3/11 00:59

At first I thought it was in an avocado, but hey I bet we could add some of that on the side, ya think so? This is a yum!

Thom 18/3/11 16:05

Angie has one of the best Blogs on the internet...Dudes! She has forgot more about cooking than I will ever know! Try her Chicken breast thing, the mushies, the chives before it's too late! Get with the program! Expand yourself! Best to Angie and her family!

Rosita Vargas 19/5/11 21:26

Angie este pollo se ve exquisito y contundente,me encantan las setas y la salsa es muy deliciosa,me llamó la atención porque no estoy en seguidores,yo te seguí después de tu seguidora thoughfrully bended,es el tercer blog que visito y yo no estoy en seguidores es raro,se borró?? así como se borraron muchos comentarios de mis post,Angie me gustan tus recetas y me encantó tu perfil,cariños y abrazos.

women 24/5/11 18:47

This dish is very easy to prepare. Thanks for posting this delicious recipe!

Meatloaf Recipe 20/6/11 12:29

What a delicious looking! Thanks a lot for this chicken recipe.

y8 13/10/11 00:46

My mouth is watering and I didn't think I was hungry until I saw this!


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