A very comforting and tasty chicken and mushroom pasta dish. Cook more pasta if you have bigger appetites to deal with!
Excellent classic French cuisine. I just wanted to add a bit of helpful information; someone said she couldn't find creme fraische locally; I found it at Whole Foods Market marked sky high. So, I learned how to make it myself. I understand why it is cheap and plentiful in France. It bloody well should be! It's very simple to make. Creme fraiche is a thick cream used in sauces and soups and as a condiment for fresh fruits. Plan ahead as this will take some time. Here's How: 1 cup heavy whipping cream mixed with 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Combine well in glass jar and cover. (I use a large Mason jar; these come in quarts and half gallons, too. When I make it, I make a ton!) Let stand at room temperature (about 70 degrees F.) for 8 to 24 hours, or until thickened. The longer you let it sit, the better it ages, and the thicker and richer it becomes! I consider it a staple since I learned what it really consists of. And shame on some of these stores for jacking up the price for a mere cup or pint of it. Stir well and refrigerate. You will probably become quite addicted to it, as we have. - 17 Aug 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Very, very good. Since the Cream Fraiche is the true star of this recipe, I changed a couple of things that I believe shave off a few calories without sacrificing taste. First, I grill the chicken breast vs. browning it in oil/butter in a skillet. When the chicken is about half done, I remove it from the grill and transfer it to the skillet for the simmer process in the wine. I then substitute plain yogurt for the sour cream. If you like the sauce “thick”, use sour cream. I find that using yogurt makes for a thinner and “lighter” sauce and in my opinion takes nothing away from the taste of this dish. I also prefer shallots vs. the white onion, but that’s personal taste. For the pasta, I find I get the best presentation when I use Vermicelli. - 11 Feb 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This was so simple to make, and just delicious. I agree with a previous reviewer who added more wine. I also omitted the sour cream and just used creme fraiche as I didn't think there was any need for both. - 23 Jul 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)