The Basics: How to Make Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms

A cheap and easy dinner

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from something raw to something cooked using simple ingredients, free of measurements and complicated techniques. A method that you can have in your back pocket and whip out whenever you like. We call it recipe-free cooking.

You'll need:
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  • a knife
  • a frying pan
  • a resealable plastic bag
  • four handfuls of brown mushrooms
  • half an onion or a couple of shallots
  • 1 1/2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken thighs (breasts would work, too)
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • flour
  • salt and pepper
  • a sprig of thyme (optional)
  • chicken broth

Illustrations by Bill Russell

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