Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Swiss Mushroom Chicken


We started homeschooling a week ago, so it's been a bit of a crazy time trying to adjust to this new schedule and trying to stay on top of all my housework and chores etc.

Dinner time is usually planned, thankfully because I honestly don't know if I would have been able to keep up with everything if I didn't have my Menu plan to help me along.....but with that said, this week has been a trial period and I've often found myself scrambling to get dinner prepared on time, even went as far as not getting around to cooking one night and that was a big no no for me.

All this just to say that dinner time around here has been easy  meals, hearty meals but nothing complicated and things that I can just throw together quick and still feel like I'm presenting a gourmet meal to my family.

This is one of those, super easy, super quick and the taste is indescribable.


Swiss Mushroom Chicken
Credit:  The Frugal Girl

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
1 egg
1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 25 crackers)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons butter, divided, plus more as necessary
4 slices deli ham or thinly sliced hard salami
4 slices Swiss cheese

Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness or cut chicken lengthwise into thin cutlets. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat the egg. Combine cracker crumbs and salt in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in crumbs; set aside.

In a large ovenproof skillet, saute mushrooms in 1 tablespoon butter until tender; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, cook chicken over medium heat in remaining butter for 3-4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.

Top each chicken breast half with a small piece of cheese, a ham slice, mushrooms and a cheese slice. Pop in the oven at 450 for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.



  1. Oh my goodness, but this looks delicious! Kind of like butter chicken but really pimped up! Yummo!

  2. I am excited about trying this recipe .. Mrs.B