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Chicken Thighs with Chanterelle Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Chanterelle Mushroom Sauce

My dear friend Currié recently gave me some freshly picked chanterelle mushrooms – I have the best friends.  I’ve never cooked with these mushrooms before so I was really excited to try them out.  I had some chicken thighs that needed to be used up so I decided to make a quick and simple dish with the chicken and mushrooms.  I wanted to keep the sauce healthy so I didn’t add a bunch of cream or butter.  This dish was light, flavorful, and really, really delicious.  I loved the flavor of the chanterelle mushrooms – they are my new favorite fungus.

Chicken Thighs with a Chanterelle Mushroom Sauce:


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 5-6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups of chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 4-5 small cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1-2 tbsp corn starch

Chicken Thighs with Chanterelle Mushroom Sauce

How to Make Chicken Thighs with Chanterelle Mushroom Sauce

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Season the chicken thighs with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste on both sides.  Once the pan is hot, add the chicken and cook for 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.  Remove the chicken from the pan and place it on a plate with a tin foil tent covering it.

Add the butter to the skillet then add the chanterelle mushrooms and shallot.  Sauté for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown; add the minced garlic and sauté for an additional 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add the corn starch to the cold chicken stock and mix thoroughly.

Add the chicken stock mixture to the mushrooms and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes so it can reduce and thicken.  Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Add the chicken thighs along with any juices back to the sauce and simmer for 1 minute.  Place on a serving dish and serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Chicken Thighs with Chanterelle Mushroom Sauce

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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  1. I made this tonight and it was excellent. i could not find the chanterelle mushrooms so I used regular mushrooms instead. It was an easy and very tasty dinner. I hope I can find the other mushrooms next time and try it again.
    My husband and children really liked this dinner.

  2. Made it for my boyfriend and parents they were so impressed! Passing it on to my friend who gave me the chanterelles.

    1. Jeri,

      I’ve never tried using dried chanterelles so I’m not certain how it would turn out. Please let me know how it goes if you give it a try.