Chicken w/ Mushrooms & Sage

I love cooking and baking with fresh herbs, but I haven’t had much experience with sage. No particular reason–it’s not that I don’t like sage, I just had other herbs I was perhaps more familiar with.

I bought some fresh sage on a whim since it was cheaper than the other herbs at Shoppers ($1.39 instead of the regular $1.99). I’ve read a lot of recipes that pair fresh sage with mushrooms, and lo and behold Shoppers also had baby shitake mushrooms! $8.99 a pound, but they’re so light I got 10 mushrooms for just $1.35.

I kept it simple to let the sage flavor really shine: Sauted onions, sliced baby bella and shitake mushrooms, chicken breasts, and salt. So don’t be afraid, try some sage! You’ll love the hearty, earthy flavor. This is chicken dish is perfect for a winter dinner served with roasted veggies and steamed basmati rice.

Chicken w/ Mushrooms & Sage

2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, quartered and sliced
1/4 tsp sea salt
10 oz. sliced baby bella mushrooms
10 oz. sliced baby shitake mushrooms
2 packed Tbsp chopped fresh sage
3 boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup white wine or soup stock


  1. Heat oil in large saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook 6-8 minutes. Add mushrooms, sage and salt. Cook 8-10 minutes until mushrooms are soft.
  2. Add chicken and brown on both sides. Add wine, stirring contents of pan to deglaze (remove browned bits from the bottom). Reduce heat, cover, and cook 6-8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

The cost:
onion: .49
mushrooms: $2.74
sage: 1.39
chicken: 5.29

Grand total: $9.91; serves 2 w/ roasted veggie & steamed basmati rice, plus lunch for tomorrow.

8 Responses to Chicken w/ Mushrooms & Sage
  1. Mushrooms Canada
    January 12, 2011 | 8:53 am

    Great combo! I love how you mixed both shiitake and crimini’s together. I’m sure this would taste great over any type of meat… a nice juicy steak!
    – Brittany

  2. RebKnitz
    January 12, 2011 | 10:06 am

    I love sage. And mushrooms. Yum!

  3. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty
    January 12, 2011 | 10:17 am

    This looks so good!!!!!!!! :)

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  5. rebecca
    January 12, 2011 | 3:39 pm

    wow looks great love cooking with fresh herbs

  6. Alta
    January 20, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    Love sage! I grew some in our garden this year – so far it’s still making it through the winter! I don’t use it often enough though, in spite of that. This sounds perfect. Love the earthy mushrooms and the sage together.

  7. Rella
    January 20, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    Thanks Alta! Sage might be my new favorite herb–I used it in savory pumpkin muffins and a turkey chili and they were both divine. I’m hoping to post the recipe next week!

  8. Elanit
    January 24, 2011 | 9:14 pm

    Made this chicken for dinner tonight. Overall very good. We used other types of mushrooms and more than the recipe called for, so I think they overpowered the sage. Very tasty and works very well with mashed potatoes!

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