This make-ahead chicken recipe is perfect for entertaining. The three kinds of mushrooms--porcini, shiitake, and white--make it special while boneless, skinless chicken thighs keep the cost down.





  • Pour boiling water over porcini in bowl; soak 10 minutes. Drain through sieve lined with paper toweling. Chop.

  • Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. In saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add half the chicken; cook until lightly browned, 3 minutes per side. Remove to bowl; repeat with rest of chicken.

  • Reduce heat to medium-high; add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, the onion and garlic; sauté for 4 minutes or until onion is softened.

  • Add porcini, shiitake and white mushrooms; sauté 10 minutes, until softened. Stir in tomatoes with puree, porcini liquid, remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, capers and pepper flakes, breaking up tomatoes. Simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Return chicken to pan; cook 25 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. (Can be made a day ahead; refrigerate, tightly covered; gently reheat to serve.)

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta following package directions.


  • Mix parsley and garlic in small bowl. (Can be made a day ahead; refrigerate, tightly covered.)

  • Transfer drained pasta to bowl; toss with half the chicken. Top with remaining chicken, then persillade.

Nutrition Facts

497 calories; 12 g total fat; 77 mg cholesterol; 994 mg sodium. 63 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein;