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Chicken and Cremini Mushroom Traybake with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

4 Servings

50 minutes

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Savory roasted mushrooms and a subtly sweet scallion-accented pan sauce are delicious accompaniments to crisp-skinned chicken seasoned with ground fennel, granulated garlic and dried oregano. If you can’t find ground fennel seed at the supermarket, grind your own by processing a generous 1 tablespoon whole fennel seeds in a spice grinder until fine and powdery.




Don't feel that you need to roast your own peppers for this recipe. We used jarred roasted peppers and they worked perfectly well.

50 minutes


  • 1

    tablespoon ground fennel seeds

  • 1

    tablespoon granulated garlic


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Sylvia B.

This recipe calls for 2 teaspoons + 1 tablespoon salt which is far too much salt. I used kosher salt and less than the recipe called for, but it was far too salty. We didn’t enjoy it and it was a waste of time and ingredients. I think it would be good if you replaced the tablespoon of salt with a teaspoon. I am very disappointed!

Kathleen P.

I agree. Way too much salt. I had cut it to 3/4 so it was edible but still way too salty. Would make again with less salt.

Katherine K.

This was fantastic: I wasn't certain how this would turn out but since we all like the ingredients, I gave it a try. In reading it through, I thought it would be too salty so I reduced the salt in the spice mixture used on the chicken to 1 teaspoon. I used chicken thighs because I think they always hold up better to oven heat; my jarred red peppers were at the bottom of the jar so they weren't whole but worked fine. My mushrooms were huge, I cut them in half and placed them cut side down. There were enough drippings from the chicken and mushrooms that I didn't need to add water to make the fabulous pan sauce. Don't forget the vinegar, it really wakes things up. Definitely a keeper. Served it with plain white rice as a foil to the rich sauce.

Diana L.

I cooked it tonight for dinner. it was super easy but out of all the traybakes this is my least favorite. The problem is that the juice from the sauce, really does not stay on the chicken. Mushrooms were very good.