Saturday, May 17, 2014

Smothered Chicken

Hiding under two melted glorious pieces of Mozzarella cheese is a moist piece of chicken topped with creamed spinach and deliciously sauteed mushrooms. What? I lost you at creamed spinach?? Well, if you're not willing to be a little adventurous, you don't know what you're missing! As I've mentioned a few million times, I'm not big on eating chicken breasts, but they are quite moist and delicious in this dish. I pinned this recipe last year and we really loved it. I normally try to stick with less ingredient/steps dishes, but this one is worth all the extra effort. 

Creamed Spinach:
1 bag of spinach
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (not the powdered type)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 Tbsp. red onion, chopped fine
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Sauteed Mushrooms:
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
1/2 stick butter
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 C white wine (if you won't drink it, don't use it!)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

5 boneless chicken breasts
2 slices Mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp. Lawry's garlic salt
1 Tbsp. Lawry's Seasoned salt
1 tsp. pepper

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with Pam. Place seasoned chicken in the dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Over medium heat, saute onions. When softened, add spinach one handful at a time and let it cook. Add more until all is wilted. Stir in garlic. Add cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Continue to cook, stirring frequently until cream cheese is melted. Set to the side.
  4. Melt butter and blend in olive oil over medium heat. Cook mushrooms until slightly tender. Stir in wine. Add garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook until wine is reduced.
  5. Turn chicken breasts over. Top each with an even layer of creamed spinach and mushrooms.Cover with two slices of cheese.Bake for another 12-14 minutes or more. Cheese should be bubbly. 
  6. Once the internal temperature reaches 165, remove from oven and let the meat rest for 10 minutes before eating.
Recipe credit: Bacon, Butter, Cheese & Garlic



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  2. Thank you for posting this recipe. I will be making it over the weekend. It looks delicious!!