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Mushroom Chicken Bourguignon

Mushroom chicken bourguignon is a quick, easy-to-make, delicious and healthy dinner. Fresh red wine braised mushrooms are served with sauteed chicken breast over whole wheat pasta or egg noodles. A tabletop view of chicken bourguignon topped with fresh parsley on a white plate and striped napkin in the background

We refuse to set new year resolutions in this house. Eating with simple delicious food is the name of the game always over here but after a few months or eating ALL the cookies and ALL the pie… We need a reset regardless.

Our goals this year that this mushroom chicken bourguignon perfectly fits into:

  • Eat smaller, regulated servings of foods that are high in sugars and calories, and larger servings healthier foods. Things like lean protein, including chicken breast, turkey, fish, and legumes.
  • Fill up with lots of fiber and nutrient rich veggies.

Will I still create and post recipes for indulgent, not-so-healthy desserts and main dishes?  Absolutely, yes! I’ll still make and share those types of recipes, but you will find healthier and lower carb twists too.

Recipes like this mushroom chicken bourguignon are a way to have a delicious dinner with a healthier twist. If you are looking for the classic Boeuf Bourguignon version be sure to try it out too. Let us know which one you prefer!

But this chicken bourguignon is perfect start for the New Year.

A skillet of glazed mushroom slices for mushroom chicken bourguignon

image of a white platter with mushroom chicken bourguignon and fresh parsley

Food Facts About what is Mushroom Chicken Bourguignon

  • Bourguignon is a French sauce with a base of red wine that’s been reduced, along with the addition of onions or shallots, a bouquet garni (parsley, thyme and bay leaf), and mushrooms
  • Pronunciation: bore-geen-YONE
  • Also referred to as Burgundy (as in Beef Burgundy

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Healthy Mushroom Chicken Bourguignon

Mushroom chicken bourguignon is healthy comfort food at its best! Hormone and antibiotic free chicken breast is served with fresh mushrooms, onions, and earthy herbs, cooked in a red wine reduction over whole wheat pasta or egg noodles.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4
Calories 603 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons Ghee or avocado oil, divided in half
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 12 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced (I used a mix of cremini, oyster, and baby portobello)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 Tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce optional
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary minced
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley finely chopped (for garnish)
  • 12 ounces whole wheat egg noodles or egg noodles uncooked

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Season 2 Tablespoons flour with salt and pepper and sprinkle it onto both sides of each chicken breast.
  • Heat 1 Tablespoon butter or oil in a large, OVEN PROOF skillet, over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken breasts to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn breasts over and cook for additional 2-3 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and cook breasts until internal temperature in thickest part of breast reaches 163 degrees. Turn off oven, remove skillet, and allow breasts to rest for 5 minutes.
  • While chicken is cooking, heat remaining 1 Tablespoon butter or oil in a large skillet, over medium heat. Sauté the onions for about 3-4 minutes, or until translucent. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook until the mushrooms begin to release their juice, about 5 more minutes. Stir in remaining 1 Tablespoon flour over vegetables and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Slowly whisk in the red wine, soy sauce, rosemary, and balsamic vinegar. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the sauce has thickened and is reduced in volume by 1/2, about 15 minutes. While sauce thickens, cook your pasta according to package directions.
  • If additional flavor is needed, add salt and pepper to the sauce; amount used depends on your taste preferences.
  • Serve sauce and chicken over pasta and garnish with parsley.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Sweet Thing Food

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 603kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 40gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 424mgPotassium: 927mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 6.4mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 4.4mg
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30 Comments

    1. Thank you, Megan. This bourguignon sauce is very flavorful and rich, thanks to the red wine, but not quite as filling as traditional beef bourguignon, because it has mushrooms in it rather than heavy carbs like potatoes.

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  2. You know, I tried to make this ONCE in my lifetime and I royally messed up. It wasn’t my recipe. No, no, no. It was the fact that I used SPOILED chicken broth. I know. Who does that right? BUT your recipe doesn’t use broth (so I can’t do that again) and I love that it’s low sodium too. Thanks for sharing. #client

    1. UGH, Christy! How awful 🙁
      Spending time and money on a special dish, only to have it be a flop is something that I’ve done more often than I like to think about.
      In this case, when all else fails, pop the cork and have a nice glass of wine 😉

  3. Without a doubt, a dish I’d love.

    I hope you reach your goal of 2 to 3 posts a week, I always love seeing what you have in store next.

  4. I’m sure this brand of chicken is fine, but the whole ‘all natural’ and ‘no hormones/steroids’ boasting by poultry processors is a ruse. (The USDA has no rules for using the word ‘natural,’ but it does prohibit hormones and steroids — in all poultry and pork production.) — That said, your dish looks awesome. Bookmarked!

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