Mushroom truffle sauce with chicken and cheesy polenta Recipe

(3 ratings)

mushroom truffle sauce
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Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories775 Kcal39%
Fat41 g59%
Saturated Fat24 g120%
Carbohydrates46 g18%

Our mushroom truffle sauce is rich, indulgent and comforting. It’s the perfect partner for creamy, cheesy polenta and a succulent chicken breast.

This sauce with chicken and polenta is a wonderful warming dinner and perfect when you’re looking for a hug in a bowl!

The mushroom truffle sauce is delicious with chicken but it would also be great paired with your favourite cut of steak, or on the side of a tasty steak sandwich. Investing in a good truffle oil is an excellent decision if you love the luxury ingredient. It’s a great addition to pasta and risotto dishes or brushed on veggies before roasting.

If you’re looking for an impressive and tasty dinner party dinner that can be prepped ahead of time this recipe is a great option. The mushroom truffle sauce can be made and then you just have to add the chicken just before serving.


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 250g chesnut mushrooms
  • 100g wild mushrooms
  • 200mls mushroom stock
  • 150ml double cream
  • 1-2tsp truffle oil

For the polenta:

  • 200g polenta
  • 400ml milk
  • 400ml water
  • 40g parmesan, finely grated
  • 30g butter
  • 2tsp thyme leaves


  1. In a deep pan, brown the chicken for a few minutes each side until golden and set aside. Fry the shallot and garlic for a few minutes, add the mushrooms and cook until softened.
  2. Stir in the mushroom stock, cream and truffle oil and add the chicken breasts. Cook, covered, for another 15mins until cooked through.
  3. For the polenta – cook the polenta in the milk according to packet instructions until ready. Remove and stir in the parmesan and butter.
  4. Serve the polenta in bowls with chicken and sauce and thyme leaves.
Top Tip for making Mushroom truffle sauce with chicken and cheesy polenta

This is a great dinner party dish, you can make the sauce ahead of time and add the chicken just before serving

Rose Fooks

Rose Fooks is the Deputy Food Editor at woman&home. Rose completed a degree in Art at Goldsmiths University before beginning her career in the restaurant industry as a commis chef at The Delaunay in 2015. She then worked at Zedel and went on to become part of the team that opened Islington’s popular Bellanger restaurant. 

To hone her patissier skills, Rose joined the Diplome de Patisserie and Culinary Management course at Le Cordon Bleu. She ran a food market in Islington and cooked for a catering company that used only surplus food to supply events, before finding her way into publishing and food styling.