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Chicken Steak with Mushrooms in a Brown Sauce

This is the kind of steak I remember eating as a kid, when there were no fancy restaurants in Bangalore and Chicken pepper steak was a special treat. You will still get this type of food in a Tiffany’s or Juke Box, but other restaurants have upgraded to more sophisticated versions. I found this recipe on a homely site – wholesome food, no pretence. It sounded very similar to the days of yore, so I gave it a shot and here’s the result. (Sorry for the pictures, I was too hungry and dint bother about appropriate lighting!) The brown sauce is great, I salted it a bit too much though. So just add your seasoning at the end. And don’t forget to go back in time to some childhood foods you can never forget! Happy Reminiscing!
Chicken Steak with Mushrooms in Brown Sauce

Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins
Serves: 4

What you need:
4 X 200 gms Chicken breast pieces
1/2 tsp crushed Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Mustard paste
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp Garlic paste
2 Tbsp Oil
For Brown Sauce:
1 Tbsp Oil
2 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Onion chopped
1 Tbsp Flour
1/2 tsp White pepper
1 Cup Chicken Stock (1/2 chicken cube in 1 cup water)
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Onion sliced
8 pieces Mushrooms
What to do:
Wrap the meat piece in a wet tea towel and flatten with a hammer. Marinate the meat by rubbing black pepper, salt mustard, garlic paste and Worcestershire sauce on each meat piece.
To make Brown Sauce: In a pan add 1 Tbsp Butter and add a little oil. Add chopped onions and lightly brown. Add flour, white pepper, salt and chicken stock. Add burnt sugar syrup – 1 Tbsp.
To make Fried Onions: In a separate frying pan, add 1 Tbsp butter and 1 tsp oil. Add sliced onions and 1 Tbsp brown sugar and sauté. Add 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce.
To cook the Meat: In another grill/frying pan, add 2 tbs of Oil and add the meat. While frying drizzle a little Worcestershire sauce. Whilst cooking prick the meat with the knife. Once the steaks are nearly cooked add the brown sauce over the steaks. Add sliced mushrooms. Add a little freshly ground pepper. Serve with fried onions and mashed potatoes.

Note: To make Burnt sugar: take an old saucepan, take 1 tsp sugar and let it burn, once it burns add 1/2 cup water and let it cook for another 2-3 mins


  1. Thank you MCS. Unfortunately I suck at making cheese cakes. But will ask a baker friend and see if she can contribute.


  2. Hi this is an awesome recipe. My family loved it. Will definitely be trying out some more of your recipes.would love a cheese cake recipe if you have


  3. wow Charishma.. that is a super thing to hear! 😀
    Yes, the colour comes from the burnt sugar syrup… and a bit of a caramalized taste as well… but glad that it tasted good even without!


  4. hi Swapna…..I tried this steak and we all loved it…it was a big hit in my house…i did not get the same color for my sauce as urs…is it coz i excluded the burnt sugar syrup?it tasted yum but did not have the same color….all the dishes on ur blog is something i love to try…its exactly what i enjoying eating along with my sisters…i have taken a print out of almost all ur recipes…lovely blog


  5. Trial and error leads to perfection my friend :)Glad you enjoyed it and i'm keeping the bitter beers away from the pan! Thanks for sharing…


  6. I have to say this was delicious. I used a malty beer and it came out perfectly, left a nice sweetness in the dish.

    Never use a bitter beer in cooking if it will reduce much as the bitterness will increase as it reduces. Ask me how I know :p


  7. Looks delicious, will give it a go this evening but I will use a bit of a dark home-brewed beer to de-glaze the chicken pan, and then use this in the sauce. Wish me luck!


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