Look good? Guess what, nothing fancy at all. Carrot, broccoli, potato and onion mash, with chicken in/and mushroom(soup) sauce.
Buy yourself some Mushroom soup for your pantry/cubbard. This brand is pretty good. It’s great to have around, as its an easy and versatile base for all types of sauce. So this is how I made the above, easy and quick of course.
- 1 large chicken breast (use any chicken parts that equal that weight. I hardly ever buy chicken breasts, but they were pasture, organic and… ON SALE)
- 2 medium/large peeled carrots
- 2 small peeled potatoes, so that two fit in the palm of your hand. You can use any potato. I just like smaller varieties better.
- 1/2 a yellow or red onion. chopped
- Small head of fresh broccoli
- 1 tbsp butter for cooking chicken and onion
- 1tbsp butter for mash
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tbsps mushroom soup
- 3 tbsps water
- dash of cumin
- dash of paprika
- dash of chilly powder
- dash of red wine
Fill a pot with water and while waiting for it to come to a boil, toss in 2 carrots (cut in half or thirds) 2 small peeled potatoes (sliced or cubed for quicker cooking time) and a pinch of salt. Cook until soft.
Take your chicken breasts and sprinkle both sides with spices and salt and pepper. Put 1 tbsp butter in a large deep hot skillet. Add your onion. Saute until translucent not brown. On high heat add chicken breasts. Get a nice sear on both sides. Add a dash of red wine. Swirl your pan a little. Add 3 tbsps of mushroom soup from package. Add 3 tbsps water and combine. Turn heat to medium
Check your carrots and potatoes, when done remove both with slotted spoon and broccoli to the water. Boil/simmer till soft.
Keep your eye on the chicken, you will have to keep adding just a tiny bit of water until the chicken is cooked. But not to much water. When Chicken is done remove from pan and let rest. Add a bit more water turn up heat and let reduce a little. Now remove from fire and pour sauce through a fine mesh strainer.
Broccoli should be done know, remove hard stems. Combine carrot, potato, broccoli in a bowl and add 1 tbsps butter salt and pepper. Also add 2 tbsp of your hot water to it. With a potato masher, mash into desired consistency. From your fine mesh strainer collect some of the smothered in sauce onions. Add 1-2 tbsp to your mash. Adjust for salt and pepper.
Real food, 95% of the time, forever, there in lies the big, very simple, for free to all, “secret”.