Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fertility Recipe: Chicken with Portobello Mushrooms

Because I promised another recipe... here is one which we often do at workshops. Easy and yummy - rich tasting without the dairy, wheat or sugar. Also, mushrooms provide an excellent source of selenium, an important nutrient in fertility.

6 pieces of chicken breast tenderloins (or 2 chicken breasts), about 12 to 16 oz
1/2 large onion, diced (1/2 cup)
1 tsp rice flour
8 oz of Portobello mushrooms
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp basil
1/2 cup of water (for the broth)
1 Tbsp vegetable broth

  1. Remove stems off mushrooms and chop into 1/4-inch cubes.
  2. Cut chicken into small pieces (about 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch x 1 inch).
  3. Pour olive oil onto a non-stick skillet.
  4. Stir in diced onion and cook on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes until onions are transparent. Stir constantly to ensure onions don’t burn (they are translucent but not brown).
  5. Add rice flour, vegetable broth and water. Mix well.
  6. Add mushrooms, cover with lid and cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Pull mushroom sauce to sides of cooking pan in order to leave a hole in the middle, and then add chicken to center.
  8. Add spices on top of chicken (salt, pepper and basil).
  9. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes. (If using full chicken breasts instead of breast tenderloins, cook for 7 minutes.)
  10. Stir chicken into mix and cook another 3 minutes.
  11. Mix well and cook another 2 minutes, and then serve.