Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms

This month's theme at Let's Dish!  is HARVEST.  I decided to use artichokes, garlic and lemons as my centerpiece since they will be used in my main dish.   Aren't artichokes the most beautiful vegetable? I love their color, flavor and texture. 
I used a green topper scrunched up with some rose bowls with votives. 
Several years ago, my hubby and I spent several days in Estes Park, CO.  We hiked in Rocky Mountain National Park and had a wonderful time .  One evening, on the advice of someone in town, we made reservations at an Italian restaurant and I had a most wonderful dish.  After we returned home, I made up this recipe in my attempt to recreate the memorable meal.  Here's the recipe:

How about an artichoke for an appetizer?
4 chicken breasts, pounded thin, or chicken tenders
flour for dredging the chicken
1 T. butter
1 T. olive oil
1 large shallot
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can artichokes, drained (or 1 pkg. frozen artichokes, thawed)
the juice of a lemon
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Put some flour in a pie plate.  Add some salt and pepper and mix.  Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour and shake off the excess.

Heat the butter and the olive oil in a large skillet.  Saute' the chicken in the skillet until golden brown.  Remove to a platter.  Add the shallot, the mushrooms and the garlic and cook several minutes until the mushrooms release their juices. You may need to add a little extra olive oil and butter to the skillet.   Add the artichokes, the lemon juice, wine and chicken broth.  Scrape the bottom of the skillet.    Add the chicken back to the skillet, cover and simmer about 10 minutes, or until chicken is done.  Add salt and pepper to taste. 

I like to serve this over linguine.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

This is my Mom's Royal Doulton Berkshire

I used some casual napkins from Sur La Table, years ago and my Grandma's crystal.

I am sharing this with:



  1. YUM!!!
    Cheers, Gee

    stop on over my place..

  2. Yummy, chicken and artichokes go so well together. Pretty table, love the centerpiece and the crystal pieces. xo

  3. That's a very pretty centerpiece and a cute appy dish! Your chicken sounds great but I have to admit I still haven't tried an artichoke! Not even that famous dip (believe it or not). Gotta correct that:@)

  4. Artichokes.. my favorite food. I love them in food. The dish sounds wonderful. Your crystal pieces are so pretty. I can imagine how they glistened through dinner. gorgeous.. xo marlis

  5. I am such a hungry little person right now, and this has just heightened that!!! No way I'll be able to match it for dinner, though!!! Wow, Kitty. You just ate something and then went home and whipped up your own version of it from scratch. Amazing! That's real talent! I have never eaten artichokes other than marinated out of a bottle on salads or spinach-artichoke dip (that probably came from Costco or something like that!). I wouldn't even know how to begin to work with one. I think I'll just have to leave it up to the restaurants and you to provide me with a good meal. Notice I said, "...and you..."!!! :-) Sigh! I guess I'll mosey on downstairs and eat my lonely little bowl of Frosted Flakes...all alone...just myself...all good good company...all alone. :-(

  6. I agree Artichokes are really attractive1 I have to admit I never use them for eating! Your recipe sounds really good. I like your pretty table setting with the lemons mixed in and your crystal rose bowls! Elegant!

  7. This is my kinda dish! I will certainly try this soon. Thanks so much for sharing.


  8. Your centerpiece is great! Very creative.

  9. Your chicken dish sounds divine, Kitty. hanks for the recipe. Love the centerpiece. artichokes are really pretty...Chrisine

  10. Yes, I love artichokes--as centerpieces, on dishes, and to eat!! I have also used them (marinated) in cold pasta salads. Your recipe sounds delicious! Linda

  11. Your table is absolutely charming and the food is to die for. Oh how I love artichokes and mushrooms. Perfect pairing with the chicken! What time is dinner because I'm coming over!! N.

  12. Pretty table & delicious food...definitely a winner, Kitty!

  13. Your pasta looks so good! I love just about any kind of pasta, but it's always a special treat with artichokes. I know I would love this one. Thank you for taking the time to visit me at my new blog this week!

  14. Kitty~ Your chicken with artichokes dish sounds delicious! I love to use artichokes in a bowl or arrangement and try to pick them up at Trader Joe's since a package of 4 is the same price a single one at my grocery store!

  15. Your son will recuperate perfectly with the delicious food his mama is making for him! I do hope he does and soon. There's nothing we cannot do for our kids, even if they're 29! Alexandra is single, so I thought I'll take care of her and her diet for this illness. I'm so happy to be back with my small and pretty new computer and visit with you all lovely ladies. Hugs,

  16. Kitty, this recipe looks amazing. My husband really loves artichokes, so this is right down my alley. Thanks for sharing. Your dishes are lovely.

  17. thanks for linking in, Kitty. Cheers

  18. Your centerpiece for your table is lovely with the artichokes, and this recipe looks just wonderful--everything in it that I would like! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  19. That's pretty awesome to come up with your own recipe after dining out! Your meal looks delicious and the table is beautiful and very creatively done.

  20. I love artichokes in bowls. Never would have thought to put lemons and garlic with them!

  21. I have to admit, I am not a big fan of artichokes. But, I did have something very similar to what you prepared here at a friend's house and really loved it. Maybe I'm ready to step up and try this! I do agree they are great to decorate with! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Hi Kitty,
    Your Center Piece is lovely, I enjoy using fresh fruit and vegetables as decorator items. Your Chicken with Atichokes and Mushrooms looks like a dish that we will really enjoy. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. That is a perfect centerpiece for your delicious looking dinner. Such a pretty table, Kitty!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!
    HAve a good week, happy October!


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