Chicken in Mushroom Sauce
Updated: Jul 20
This is a family recipe and a personal favorite! Yes, it may not be a super traditional Puerto Rican recipe but it was one of the first meat dishes that I learned how to make and I still make it whenever I am feeling a bit homesick. The perfectly seasoned chicken topped with delicious mushroom sauce. You can have an amazing meal in just a few minutes.
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 lbs chicken breasts (thinly sliced)
2 tbs adobo
6 garlic cloves
1 medium onion thinly sliced
10 ½ oz cream of mushroom soup (1 can)
1 cup water
We will begin by searing the chicken. Turn on the stove on medium-high. In a large pot add the oil. Once the oil is hot, start adding the chicken breasts, until the bottom of the pot is covered. Add adobo to the chicken.
Once the chicken is brown on one side, flip the chicken breasts to the other side and add adobo to that side. Once the chicken breasts are browned on both sides, put some of the chicken breasts on top of each other to make in the bottom of the pan and add any remaining uncooked chicken breasts.
Repeat the same process with those chicken breasts. Once all the chicken breasts are seared, take them out of the pot and set them aside on a large plate. Leave all of the rendered liquid in the pot.
Now, add the garlic and onions to the same pot where you seared the chicken. We will use the liquid rendered from the chicken breasts to cook the garlic and onion. Cook for about 3 minutes until the onions are translucent. At that point, add the mushroom soup and mix with the onions and garlic until well incorporated. Let it cook for about 2 minutes. Then add a cup of water to the pot and thoroughly mix to incorporate.
Let the mixture cook for about 3 - 5 minutes until a uniform sauce is created and it starts to boil.
Then add the chicken breasts back to the pot. Make sure that the chicken breasts are all covered with the sauce. Bring this to a boil.
Turn the temperature down to medium and cover the pot. Let it cook for about 10 minutes, then stir the sauce and the chicken breasts, making sure to get anything that sticks to the bottom of the pan.
Cover again and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
Remove the cover and stir the sauce and chicken breasts thoroughly. Turn the temperature up to medium high. Let it cook for 5 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.
Stir the sauce and let it cook for another 5 minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency. Stirring every few minutes.
I like the sauce to be thick enough to hold together and use it as a dipping sauce for my side dish.
Check out our instructional video, showing how to make this recipe step-by-step HERE.