Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins
One of the best trips I have been on was driving to Louisianna with my two sisters. We went specifically to see the Acadian settlements and it was thrilling to see all the names were the same as in my background from the Acadian part of Canada. So this recipe is named in honor of all my Acadian relatives. Creole seasoning is a blend of garlic, salt, paprika, cayenne, basil and thyme in equal amounts. The chicken could be poached if no steamer (keep water just below boiling point.. cook chicken in garlic flavored water until juices run clear)
- 2 large portabella mushrooms (stem and gills removed)
- 1 (8 ounce) chicken breasts
- 6 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1⁄2 cup mashed potatoes
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoons celery, chopped fine
- 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped fine
- 2 tablespoons green peppers, chopped fine
- 1⁄2 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cajun seasoning (contains cayenne) or 1⁄2 teaspoon creole seasoning (contains cayenne)
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons white wine (I used Chardonnay)
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Wipe outside of mushrooms gently with damp cloth.
- Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry.
- Use microwave steamer or stovetop steamer.
- Put 6 cloves smashed garlic in water.
- Place chicken in steamer portion.
- Sprinkle with garlic salt.
- Cover, cook until juices run clear (5 minutes in micro).
- When done and cooled a little, put thru food processor or chopper until finely chopped.
- Set aside.
- Wash, cut in half and boil until fork tender.
- Peel and mash thoroughly.
- Add milk and 1 teaspoon butter to potatoes.
- Whip until smooth.
- Set aside.
- Heat saute pan and add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon EVOO.
- Saute shallots, peppers and celery for 2 minutes.
- Add wine and reduce for 1 minute.
- Stir in chicken.
- Stir in basil, Creole seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Mix in potatoes.
- Rub EVOO on outside of mushrooms.
- Place open side up on baking sheet and spread half of chicken mixture on each mushroom.
- Bake at 325 for 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle with Paprika.
- Serve immediately.
This looked like a lot of work to make but it really is quite simple and fast. This is a wonderful mean in itself. I grilled mine since I dont have an oven and did so on a teflon gas grill for 20 min on med-low. A HIT!
I needed a good receipe for a nice meal, easy to prepare, ingredients readily available. This accomplished all my requirements. Took just about the time indicated, preparation was a snap. Everyone loved it. Ingredients brought about an even taste throughout. Will definately make again. I have some of the mixture left over, I think an omolet is in order ....... Great job Cool, keep up the good work. Btw, i used extra crole seasoning, be carefull. One reviewed indicated it needed more "heat", suggest you beware of the amount you use. I love heat, for me was great some one else , might burn some .....
The directions for putting this together are very good. It is quick to fix and has eye appeal. The only thing I would add is either additional cajun seasoning or maybe even cayenne pepper. I thought that if it is called Ala Cajun it needed more zip. Served this with a side salad. A nice dinner for 2.