Chicken Schnitzel With Mushroom Sauce

Mike Reid

This recipe is brought to you with the help of our friends at Wine Selectors


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 8 chestnut mushrooms – sliced
  • 1 small onion – peeled and chopped finely
  • 3 cloves garlic – peeled and minced
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme – or 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 120 ml (½ cup) white wine
  • 120 ml (½ cup) chicken stock
  • 180 ml (¾ cup) double (heavy) cream

To Serve:

Fresh Thyme


  1. Heat the oil on a large frying pan (skillet) over a medium/high heat.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the chicken breasts to the pan and cook on both sides until golden (about 6-8 minutes). They don’t need to be cooked through at this point – they’ll continue cooking in the sauce.
  4. Add the onion and mushrooms to the pan and cook for 3 minutes, until slightly softened.
  5. Stir in the garlic and thyme and cook for 30 seconds.
  6. Add the wine and turn up the heat to high. Bring to the boil, then simmer until almost all of the liquid has evaporated (this will take about 5 minutes).
  7. Stir in the stock and cream and heat through for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Check the chicken is cooked by checking it’s no longer pink in the middle, then turn off the heat and place the chicken breasts on 4 plates.
  9. Spoon over the sauce and serve with your choice of sides (I love green beans and sauté potatoes with this dish). Sprinkle over the fresh thyme and serve.
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