Recipe by CoolMonday
This has a wonderful Italian flavor and was a favorite with my tasting victims. I had such fun creating this recipe, and hope everyone enjoys eating it as much as I did creating it. These can be prepared ahead of time and popped into the over before eating. The times are really a guess because I was creating three different recipes at one time. The chicken can be poached if you prefer (place garlic and chicken in water and keep water at just below boiling point)
Top Review by TOOLBELT DIVA
Oh, I love mushrooms; did you know that if you have a meal of mushrooms it will give you enough iron and protein, that you do not need the steak??? Someone told me that long time ago, and who am I to doubt it? So I was delighted to be able to take in my daily serving of protein and iron with Stuffed Portabello Italian #116311. I love the combination of flavours. In the ingredients list, I assumed that little part sentence at the end referred only to scallions, and not the chardonnay; so I ignored it and continued to prepare the mushroom meal I deserve. Lots of instruction... easy to understand and put together your "smashed", "mashed"and chopped ingredients. It created a wonderful aroma during the preparation process, the cooking stage... and lots of oohs and aahs at the eating stage. I am in the habbit of serving no fewer than 4 persons at my table... so I did double your recipe. It was worth the effort. My guests praised the mushroom preparation, and I praise your cleverness. Thank you.
- 2 large portabella mushrooms (stems and gills removed)
- 1 (8 ounce) chicken breasts
- 6 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1⁄8 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 scallions, sliced thin starting with the white part, slice the green part for garnish
- 1⁄2 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons white wine (I used chardonnay)
- sliced green from scallion (to garnish)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Wipe outside of mushrooms with damp cloth.
- Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry.
- Use microwave steamer or stovetop steamer.
- Put 6 cloves garlic in water.
- Place chicken in steamer portion.
- Sprinkle with garlic salt.
- Cook until done (about 5 minutes on high till juice is clear).
- When done and cooled a little put thru food processor or chopper until finely chopped.
- Set aside.
- Wash, cut in half and boil potatoes till fork tender.
- Peel potatoes when done.
- Mash thoroughly.
- Add milk and butter to potatoes.
- Whip till smooth.
- Set aside.
- Heat saute pan and add butter and EVOO.
- Saute scallions and celery for 2 minutes.
- Add wine and reduce for 2 minute.
- Stir in chicken.
- Stir in basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
- Mix in potatoes.
- Divide mixture between mushrooms.
- Rub olive oil on outside of mushrooms.
- Place on baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 325.
- Sprinkle with scallions and serve immediately.