Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Pan Fried Chicken Tenderloins with Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Jan 7, 2015

Pan Fried Chicken Tenderloins with Mushroom Gravy Recipe

A delicious meat and potatoes dinner the whole family will enjoy!

A delicious meat and potatoes dinner the whole family will enjoy! Pan Fried Chicken Tenderloins with Mushroom Gravy from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

It's currently 1 degree here in central Minnesota, and I haven't left the house all day. School was cancelled due to low temps and dangerous windchill. Thankfully my Dad, who I work for, let me stay home. So my daughter and I have been lazy and cozy all day. Love it!

Days like this call for comfort food and I have the perfect comfort food for you today! These Pan Fried Chicken Tenderloins are so delicious!! Nice and crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle. The Mushroom Gravy is to die for, although I am a sucker for anything with mushrooms, so it automatically goes to the top of the favorites list.

This meal is also pretty quick, so great for a weeknight. I would also serve it for Sunday dinner, along with some veggies and biscuits to make it a larger meal. It's also great served over some white or brown rice instead of mashed potatoes. Very Versatile and delicious! 

Pan Fried Chicken Tenderloins with Mushroom Gravy

What you need:
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1 pound chicken breast tenderloins
1/4 cup flour
1/2 pound white mushrooms, quartered
1 tablespoon fresh basil
1 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1 1/2 tablespoons water, mixed
fresh parsley, chopped for topping (optional)
salt and pepper

mashed potatoes

In a large skillet melt olive oil and 1 1/2 tablespoons butter over medium high heat. Season tenderloins with salt and pepper on both sides, then coat with flour. Place each tenderloin in the skillet and cook on each side for 4-5 minutes, until chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside. 

In the same skillet melt the additional 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter and add the mushrooms. Season with pepper and saute for 4-5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and basil, bring to a boil. Stir in the cornstarch and water mixture and cook for another 1-2 minutes until sauce has thickened into gravy. Serve with the chicken over mashed potatoes or rice with parsley sprinkled on top. 

A delicious meat and potatoes dinner the whole family will enjoy! Pan Fried Chicken Tenderloins with Mushroom Gravy from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

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  1. What a great dinner, pure comfort food to me!

  2. Yum!! This looks delish! I'd have to pick out the mushrooms for my little one but that's ok!

  3. I agree, pure comfort food! I also am a sucker for mushrooms :)

  4. Cooking with chicken tenders is awesome! They cook quick and you just packed this dish with lots of flavor by adding a gravy sauce. Yum!

  5. I just love quick weeknight meals like this! Looks great!

  6. Being a Minnesotan too, I think we have a better understanding of comfort food!! I love this recipe!

  7. I'm so glad you stayed home - stay warm! What a delicious dinner - this looks like the perfect winter meal!

  8. Yep! My kids had a late start yesterday and they got out early today. Welcome to Minnesota, right? This looks like a recipe my family would love!

    1. Right! The only place school is cancelled because it's too cold! ;)

  9. Stay warm!
    This sounds like a great dinner! =)

  10. You kill me with your delicious dinners! This one looks SO good! I pinned on my And Now For the Main Course board!

  11. Ohmywordy this looks like the most fantastic dinner EVER!!!! Come cook for me.... PLEASE!!!

  12. Oh my goodness, I hope you are staying warm! 1 degree is just wrong on all levels! This dinner looks like the golden ticket to comfort, though. I'm a total mushroom lover, as well, so I definitely need to make this!


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