Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and ground pepper
4 Tbsp olive oil, divided

For the sauce:
4 Tbsp butter
2 8 oz packages sliced mushrooms
Salt and ground pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup cream

Set the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet over medium high heat, add 2 Tbsp of the olive oil. Add two chicken breasts. Cook on each side until well-browned, about 3 minutes on each side. Once browned, place chicken breasts into the prepared baking dish. Add 2 more tablespoons of oil into the pan and brown the other two chicken breasts. Remove the pan from the heat and set the chicken breasts in the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Leave the skillet off the burner until there is 10 minutes left until the chicken is cooked. When the chicken is almost done, put the pan back over medium high heat to make the mushroom sauce. Add the butter and the mushrooms to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Saute mushrooms until very soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute. Stir in the heavy cream and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Once chicken is done, remove from the baking dish. Serve chicken breasts with the mushroom sauce ladled over the top. I served mine with mashed potatoes, using the extra sauce as a gravy.

{Recipe from Rookie Cookie}

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