Sexy shallot chicken topped with mushrooms, fresh rosemary, and balsamic reduction. Grape tomatoes and chocolate squares garnish the plate. Red napkin with fork and knife in background.

Sexy Shallot Chicken

 

Sexy Shallot Chicken

Bring some elegance to your dinner table with this easy chicken recipe for instant pot or crock pot. Comes together in minutes, but tastes like you've been working on it all day. No defrost recipe!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp cooking sherry
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms optional
  • 4 chicken breasts frozen or defrosted
  • 2 tablespoons prepared balsamic reduction optional

Instructions

Instant Pot

  1. Whisk all ingredients except chicken, mushrooms, rosemary, and balsamic reduction together.

  2. Place chicken in instant pot, cover with maple syrup mixture, rosemary, and mushrooms

  3. Cook on manual setting for ten minutes, pin set to sealing mode. Allow to natural release.

  4. Remove rosemary stem. Place chicken and mushrooms, top with cooking liquid and balsamic drizzle. Enjoy.

Crock pot

  1. Whisk all ingredients together except chicken, rosemary, mushrooms, and balsamic reduction.

  2. Place chicken in a greased crock pot, cover the chicken with maple syrup mixture, mushrooms, and rosemary.

  3. Cook on high 4-6 hours or low 6-8 hours (For defrosted chicken breasts,) or cook on low 6-8 hours for frozen chicken breasts.

Stove top

  1. Whisk all ingredients together except chicken, rosemary, mushrooms, and balsamic reduction.

  2. Brown chicken in a skillet over high heat, add whisked mixture, rosemary, and mushrooms, reduce to simmer. Cover. Cook for 30 minutes or until chicken registers 165 degrees F in the thickest part of the meat.

  3. Remove rosemary sprig, plate chicken with cooking liquid and drizzle with balsamic reduction. 

Sexy shallot chicken topped with mushrooms, sliced cherry tomatoes, balsamic reduction, and rosemary on top. There are pieces of chocolate on a white plate and red napkin with fork and knife in the background.

Who’s ready for Date night? With this no- defrost sexy shallot chicken, you can have a romantic evening at home.

Husband Big Hearted works some very odd hours so we have to be creative about how we optimize our time together. Restaurants are fun, but sometimes I just like to treat him at home. After asking several of my readers what you needed most, you told me : Easy meals! It doesn’t get much easier than throwing together this beautiful dish. Lately my chronic illnesses have been flaring up, and Husband Big Hearted has been working overtime around the house to help me. He folds laundry, he does dishes (which are his least favorite,) he brings home food so I can rest. Ever since we lived in Germany and he discovered them, shallots have been a favorite treat. This recipe is a food blogger’s love poem to her intended. He’s earned it and then some! I knew while cooking him something special I might not have the time to devote to a lot of preparation time. So this two step recipe sprung to life using some very simple ingredients crafted in a creative way.

Sexy shallot chicken topped with mushrooms, fresh rosemary, and balsamic reduction. Grape tomatoes and chocolate squares garnish the plate. Red napkin with fork and knife in background.

This chicken dish tastes elegant, classy, and will make someone special think you went to a lot of effort.

Mention the word “Shallot” to people and their eyes go dreamy and far off. Oh, the decadence of this high end onion! They’re very easy to work with and using just one for the dish, it’s easy on the wallet too. A prepared balsamic reduction is my favorite trick for dressing up an entree. You can even get decorative on the plate like I did and add a couple squares of cheeky chocolate. Serve with steamed vegetables (the freezer section has an excellent selection of ready to pop in the microwave veggies.) My microwave mashed potatoes pair beautifully and keep you from boiling water on your stove top. Chocolate after this chicken dish is always a fun treat. It’s date night, after all.

Sexy shallot chicken topped with mushrooms, fresh rosemary, and balsamic reduction. Grape tomatoes and chocolate squares garnish the plate. Red napkin with fork and knife in background.

What do you like to serve for a date night in?

Pinterest pin Sexy shallot chicken topped with mushrooms, fresh rosemary, and balsamic reduction. Grape tomatoes and chocolate squares garnish the plate. Red napkin with fork and knife in background. Dairy free, gluten free, crock pot and instant pot directions included.

 

 

 

21 thoughts on “Sexy Shallot Chicken”

    1. I love our slow cooker and instant pot! With A toddler padding around the house, I definitely need dishes that can keep warm after I finally find time to make them.

  1. I usually make hunter’s schnitzel for date night or a white wine chicken or turkey steak. Sexy chicken sounds great too and I can see how great it must taste, just for two. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Definitely a good looking meal! I like that you provided options for preparing it different ways — we don’t have an Instapot yet but crockpot gets a lot of use.

    1. The best part about a crock pot/ instant pot is that if you can do it in one, you can do it in the other ๐Ÿ™‚ I love my crock pot too! Recently I’ve been able to make yogurt with it.

  3. This was delicious and much easier than it looks! My favorite part of preparation was that I didn’t have to defrost the chicken!
    I did have quite a bit of cooking liquid afterwards so I pulled out the chicken, got out the onion & mushrooms with a tea strainer and put a foil tent over it to let it rest. Then I set my IP to Saute to reduce the liquid. Took about 50 minutes from start to finish (including coming to pressure & natural release & sauce reduction via Saute). Served with pan roasted brussels sprouts.
    Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Thanks so much for your feedback! I cut back on the broth in the recipe so it takes less time to reduce. With roasted Brussel sprouts? Divine!!!

  4. Mmm this is so good, I’m eating it now!!
    So, I did frozen to instant pot… but my chicken wasn’t cooked. So I had to do more time. Any suggestions for a total, because I often freeze chicken.

    1. Iโ€™m guessing you had some of those dinosaur gigantic frozen chicken breasts! My instant pot is able to cook those in ten minutes, there may be some variance in pressure cooker models. I even cross referenced other frozen chicken breast recipes in the instant pot and ten minutes was the time on manual setting. To be safe, the next time you have comparable sized chicken, do 20 minutes on manual setting, letting the pot naturally release.

      1. Perfect! Yes, they were huge, and also stuck together. I started freezing them all separate cause it helps cook time but not that batch! Haha. I basically did that in 2 sessions and it is amazing , I love the flavor. Feel honored, I’m making it a card – only repeat worthy recipes get a card in this house;D

        1. Wow! I really do feel special. Iโ€™m glad you figured out what the problem was. Iโ€™ll specify in the recipe the chicken needs to be separated.

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