This recipe is rich tasting, but is actually light and delicate. It makes a WONDERFUL dish for serving to company. Tastes like your worked on it ALL day.

1/2 pound pearl onions**
1 small Vidalia onion, halved and sliced
2 large carrots, sliced on the diagonal
2 stalks celery, sliced thin
6 boneless chicken breasts
1 + 1 tablespoons butter
1 cup white wine
1 1/3 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon FRESH chopped parsley
1 tablespoon FRESH chopped thyme
3 tablespoons WONDRA flour
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper
1/2 cup milk
1/2 pound beech mushrooms***

  • In a large dutch oven bring 3 cups of water to a boil.
  • Add pearl onions and boil for 3 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse in cold water.
  • Peel and set aside.


  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the dutch oven.
  • Add onions, carrots and celery. Saute’ until tender.
  • Remove veggies and set aside.


  • Add the chicken to the pan in a single layer. Brown on both sides. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  • Add wine to pan and simmer until reduced by half.
  • Stir in broth, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Return chicken to pan and simmer 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove chicken to platter and keep warm.


  • Whisk together the milk and flour until smooth.
  • Gradually whisk milk mixture into broth in pan and bring to a SLOW boil until thickened.
  • Add veggies back into sauce, stirring to coat.


  • In a separate skillet heat remaining butter until melted and sizzling.
  • Add pearl onions and mushrooms, sautéing until tender.
  • Add onions and mushrooms to the chicken platter.
  • Spoon sauce over chicken and veggies.


**Pearl onions can be a real pain if you’re in a hurry so I will buy several bunches of the small bulb onions and just halve them.

***Beech mushrooms are a type of oyster mushroom that has a wonderfully nutty flavor when cooked that adds to any sauce.  These mushrooms are a bit bitter when used raw, but they are ideal for soups and stews or stir fries.

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