Spring is right around the corner. In just a couple of weeks now temperatures will start to rise and it’ll start to stay light later. This dish is perfect for these cusp weeks. The weeks when you still want something tummy warming and hearty but yet something light and fresh. In this case, baked chicken, half and half and mushrooms warm the tummy while fresh chopped chives give the dish a bit of spring flavor and not to mention, a little pop of color.
One of my favorite things about cooking is using one recipe technique and applying it to many different recipes. I find that it can make cooking more comfortable. You pretty much already know what you are doing because you have the steps, you are just using different ingredients. Take this recipe for instance. When I set out to make it, I was thinking of the recipe for 40 Clove Chicken that I posted a while back. The chicken in this recipe is cooked pretty much the same but instead of 40 cloves of garlic, mushrooms and the chives are the stars in this dish. I would recommend serving it with rice, noodles or even mashed potatoes. All of which will soak up the sauce very nicely.
Helen in OHApril 18, 2012 at 3:38 am
Wonderful recipe! My whole family enjoyed this recipe. My very picky eater surprised us by asking for seconds. That is a very well deserved compliment.
DesereeMarch 29, 2012 at 11:31 am
Hi Amanda, do you have another pot that you can use on the stove and in the oven? If not, it will just involve a lot of transferring. I would the brown the chicken then transfer it to a baking dish. I would then cook the mushrooms and transfer them to the same dish with the chicken and add in the chicken broth, garlic and chives. Then after everything has cooked in the oven, put the chicken on a serving platter and cover it. Pour the rest of the ingredients and cook the sauce according to the rest of the directions. I hope this helps!
amandaMarch 29, 2012 at 10:49 am
Don’t have a dutch oven, any suggestions on cooking this without?
SafooraMay 4, 2011 at 8:46 am
Hubby made this the other night for dinner. Couldn’t find chives at out local shop so used thyme instead….turned out amazing!!
amandakMarch 21, 2011 at 6:03 am
Just printed, looks delicious!!!
claireMarch 10, 2011 at 7:48 am
looks amazing! so delicious and hearty!
Mushrooms are my weakness.
Just wanted to let you know I linked to your Honey Mustard chicken in my most recent post! Thanks for so many great recipes!
Jenn's Food JourneyMarch 8, 2011 at 4:59 am
Looks wonderful, Des!!
Purujoththaman ThangamaylMarch 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm
MichelleMarch 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm
This looks fantastic!
MontecristodogMarch 7, 2011 at 11:36 am
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MontecristodogMarch 7, 2011 at 11:35 am
Great writeup. Very detailed. I like the pictures. I am on the lookup for new recipes, as I like to eat very much. Congratulations on a work well done.