Creamy Mushroom Hen (Samoan-Impressed) – Minimalist Baker

Creamy Mushroom Hen (Samoan-Impressed) – Minimalist Baker
Creamy Mushroom Hen (Samoan-Impressed) – Minimalist Baker

Using a wooden spoon to stir a pot of Samoan mushroom chicken

Savory, saucy, and satisfying! What’s to not love?! This Creamy Mushroom Hen is impressed by a Samoan dish and doesn’t skimp on consolation or richness.

It’s a flavorful, 1-pot meal that’s elegant sufficient for internet hosting however simple sufficient for weeknight dinners. Serve with veggies and rice (or coconut rice!) and it’s meal prep perfection. Allow us to present you the way it’s carried out! 

Coconut oil, mushrooms, tamari, garlic, ginger, onion, apple cider vinegar, coconut milk, and boneless skinless chicken thighs

This simple, 1-pot recipe begins with sautéing onion, mushrooms, garlic, and ginger for a flavorful base. We finely chop the mushrooms (vs. slicing) to permit additional caramelization (a trick you’ll additionally see in our dairy-free mushroom stroganoff).

Sautéing mushrooms and onions in a large skillet

Subsequent, we brown the hen thighs on each side and add mild coconut milk, tamari, and apple cider vinegar to create a savory, creamy broth with slightly brightness. Non-compulsory crimson pepper flakes add warmth and arrowroot or tapioca starch is the thickener.

Pouring coconut milk over sautéed mushrooms and browned chicken thighs

After including the “slurry” of arrowroot (or tapioca) + water, we simmer the sauce till it turns into barely thickened. After which it’s serving time!

Adding an arrowroot + water slurry into the mushroom chicken

We hope you LOVE this mushroom hen! It’s:

Creamy
Wealthy
Savory
Gingery
Comforting
& Weeknight-friendly!

It’s a satisfying meal served with brown rice, coconut rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa. It could additionally pair effectively with steamed broccoli or cauliflower for extra veggies.

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Prep Time 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 35 minutes

Whole Time 45 minutes

Servings 6 (Servings)

Course Entree

Delicacies Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Samoan-inspired

Freezer Pleasant 1 month

Does it maintain? 2-3 Days

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (DIVIDED // or sub avocado oil)
  • 1 cup diced white or yellow onion (1/2 medium onion yields ~1 cup or 160 g)
  • 2 cups finely chopped cremini or white button mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp minced recent ginger
  • 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless hen thighs (natural, pasture-raised when doable)
  • 1 (14-oz.) can mild coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp tamari (or soy sauce // guarantee gluten-free pleasant as wanted)
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp crimson pepper flakes (non-compulsory)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp arrowroot powder (or tapioca starch)
  • Warmth a big rimmed skillet or pot over medium warmth with 1 tablespoon coconut oil. As soon as sizzling, add the onion and prepare dinner for 3-4 minutes, till starting to melt. Add the mushrooms and prepare dinner for 8-10 minutes, stirring often, till they’ve launched most of their moisture and start to brown.

  • Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes, till aromatic. Push the veggies to the perimeter of the pan. Add one other 1 tablespoon coconut oil together with the hen thighs. Barely brown the skin of the hen — about 2 minutes on all sides.

  • Subsequent, add the coconut milk, tamari, apple cider vinegar, and crimson pepper flakes (non-compulsory) and stir to mix. Carry to a simmer over medium warmth, then cowl, cut back warmth to low, and simmer for 15-20 minutes till the hen is totally cooked and the flavour has developed.

  • To thicken the sauce, combine collectively the arrowroot powder (or tapioca starch) with 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl to make a “slurry.” Pour this into the pan, stir, and convey again to a simmer. Proceed simmering uncovered, stirring continuously, for 4-5 minutes to barely thicken the sauce.

  • Serve heat garnished with inexperienced onions and sesame seeds (each non-compulsory). This dish is scrumptious served over white rice (or brown rice, coconut rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa) with steamed or sautéed veggies reminiscent of inexperienced beans, broccoli, or sturdy greens like kale or collards.
  • Retailer leftovers in a sealed container within the fridge for as much as 2-3 days or within the freezer for as much as 1 month. The sauce will get thicker as soon as it cools however will loosen again up as soon as reheated. Reheat on the stovetop till warmed all through.

*Loosely tailored from International Cuisine’s Samoan Hen (Moa Fa’asaina).
*Vitamin data is a tough estimate calculated with out non-compulsory substances.

Serving: 1 serving Energy: 252 Carbohydrates: 8.9 g Protein: 24.6 g Fats: 13.3 g Saturated Fats: 8.4 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.1 g Monounsaturated Fats: 0.3 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 96 mg Sodium: 603 mg Potassium: 184 mg Fiber: 1 g Sugar: 3.2 g Vitamin A: 2.4 IU Vitamin C: 3.7 mg Calcium: 15 mg Iron: 1.5 mg