Chicken with Creamy Smoked Mussel Sauce

Prep Time20 min
cook Time 45 min
Time to Table65 min

The smoked mussels in this recipe make for a mouth-watering cream sauce that sets off and complements the chicken perfectly. And using the juices from the smoked mussels tin to brown the chicken brings out the flavours even more!


1 can (85 g) CLOVER LEAF SMOKED MUSSELS, drained
8 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt, divided
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground black pepper
3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh thyme
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground white pepper
2 cups (500 mL) coarsely chopped stemmed mushrooms
1 1/4 cups (310 mL) low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/4 cups (310 mL) white wine (or additional chicken broth)
1 cup (250 mL) whipping cream
steamed spinach



  1. Drain the juices from the can of mussels into a large, nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Set mussels aside.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the salt and black pepper; add to the pan, in batches if necessary. Brown the chicken on both sides.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a baking sheet; bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, reduce the heat under the skillet to medium. Add the butter, onion, thyme, remaining salt and white pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  5. Increase the heat to high and add the mushrooms; sauté for 2 minutes or until golden.
  6. Stir in the broth and white wine; bring to a boil and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes or until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup (250 mL) .
  7. Stir the cream into the reduced wine mixture in skillet and bring to a boil.
  8. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until reduced and thickened.
  9. Stir in the reserved mussels.
  10. Arrange the chicken on a bed of steamed spinach and spoon sauce over top.
  11. Serve immediately.

For additional colour and flavourful flair, serve with saffron rice.


per serving
% Daily
Fat22 g34%
Saturated Fat11 g
Trans Fat0.1 g
Saturated + Trans55%
Cholesterol75 mg
Sodium560 mg23%
Carbohydrate10 g 3%
Fibre1 g4%
Sugar2 g
Protein8 g
Vitamin A6%
Vitamin C4%

Claims per serving

Excellent Source of Protein Source of Vitamin A
Source of Iron 

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