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Crepes with creamy chicken and mushroom filling

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I once had delicious crepes with creamy chicken and mushroom filling in a small French bakery, and they were so good, I’ve craved them ever since and always wanted to reproduce them. This is my attempt to do so – and I am very happy with the result!

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What makes this crepe filling especially flavorful is adding a little bit of chicken bouillon cube to the sauce. Add just enough to make the white creamy sauce flavorful, but without creating an overwhelming chicken flavor.

Crepes with creamy chicken and mushroom filling, savory crepe filling, crepe recipes, chicken and mushroom recipes

I don’t like complicated recipes, and this recipe is no exception – the crepe filling is very simple to make, yet delicious and sophisticated in flavor! I so much enjoyed the creamy Portobello and chicken combination that I will definitely use it in some other dish, such as pasta.

Crepes with creamy chicken and mushroom filling, savory crepe filling, crepe recipes, chicken and mushroom recipes

Crepes with creamy chicken and mushroom filling, savory crepe filling, crepe recipes, chicken and mushroom recipes

Crepes with creamy chicken and mushroom filling

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 6-8 servings

Serving Size: 2 crepes per serving

Crepes with creamy chicken and mushroom filling

Ingredients

  • 12 crepes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup cooked or grilled chicken, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup freshly ground Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 or 1/2 chicken bouillon cube, or more, to taste
  • salt to taste
  • chopped green onions or chives, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add sliced Portobello mushrooms, sprinkle with salt, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring and tossing mushrooms until they get soft and release juices. Add cooked chicken, stir with mushrooms for 1-2 minutes to warm it up. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and keep covered.
  2. In a medium pan or a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter, add 2 tablespoons of flour, cook and stir for about 1 minute to form a roux.
  3. Pour milk into the hot flour-butter mixture gradually, while whisking. Continue cooking the mixture, constantly stirring, on medium or high heat until the mixture bubbles and thickens – about 1 or 2 minutes. Add 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, Parmesan cheese, and gradually add /14 or 1/2 of chicken bouillon cube, to taste. Don't add a whole cube right away, just add enough to make the sauce flavorful.
  4. Add the white creamy sauce to the mushroom-chicken mixture. You don't need to add all of the white sauce to the mushrooms - add just enough to coat the mushrooms and chicken. You can always add more white sauce if needed. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper if necessary.
  5. There are 2 ways to fill the crepes. Place some of the mushroom mixture in the center of the crepe vertically in a shape of a thick line, then fold two opposite sides of the crepe inwards - like you see on the photos. Or, place some of the mushroom mixture on half of the crepe, then fold the other remaining half of the crepe over on top.
  6. Sprinkle the top of crepes with chopped green onions or chives.
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{ 9 comments… add one }

  • Angie (@angiesrecipess) May 11, 2014, 4:20 am

    I have never had a savoury crepe…these look fantastic, Julia.

  • Shashi @ RunninSrilankan May 11, 2014, 7:54 am

    Wow – that filling sounds amazing – and gorgeous photos a always!

  • Monique May 11, 2014, 8:53 am

    I so want to make these soon Julia..
    I bet I do:)

  • De May 11, 2014, 10:58 am

    I love the idea of adding a touch more flavor to the chicken filling. Sometimes chicken can be bland, but not in this fabulous crepe recipe!

  • Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking May 11, 2014, 10:51 pm

    Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes!!! This looks amazing! I love creamy mushrooms in crepes! I actually like them in most things. I have a feeling that this mushroom recipe will not be limited only to crepe filling in my house!

  • ela@GrayApron May 12, 2014, 12:33 am

    Oh men…portobello, chicken and that beautiful sauce! I can tasted it through the screen!
    :) ela

  • Ashley May 12, 2014, 3:06 pm

    Oh my, these crepes look so good! I love savory crepes and with all those mushrooms – I’ll have a few please!

  • Jenny Chan August 23, 2014, 1:44 am

    Awesome recipe! The cream sauce was absolutely gorgeous and so easy to make. It was perfect for the chicken and mushroom filling.. My partner loved it so much he wanted me to make it into a pasta sauce too! Thanks, Julia!

    • Julia September 5, 2014, 2:57 pm

      Jenny, thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know how it turned out! So glad you liked it! I love mushrooms and could eat them every day! :)

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