Monterey Recipes

Smothered Chicken

Posted by Monterey Mushrooms on Mar 26, 2014 9:30:14 AM
FOR THE CREAMED SPINACH:
1 large bag of spinach leaves
4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 C shredded parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 T red onion, minced
2 T olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
FOR THE SAUTEED MUSHROOMS:
8 ounce package of mushrooms, sliced
1/2 stick butter
2 T olive oil
1/2 C white wine
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
FOR THE CHICKEN:
4-5 boneless chicken breasts
8-10 slices Mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/8 inch slices
1 T garlic powder
1 T seasoned salt, like Lawry's
1 teaspoon pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Sprinkle the garlic powder,
seasoned salt, and pepper on both sides of the chicken.  Bake for 16
minutes.
Meanwhile, make the creamed spinach.  Over medium-high heat,
melt 2 T olive oil in a skillet.  Add in the onions and saute 2-3 minutes.  Add
in the spinach and garlic.  It will shrink ridiculously.  When it's cooked
through, stir in the cream cheese and parmesan cheese.  Continue cooking
and stirring until the cream cheese is melted.  Remove from heat.
For the mushrooms, melt butter and 2 T olive oil in a skillet.
Put the mushrooms in and cook until browned all over.  Don't season with salt
until they are browned or they will never brown.  Deglaze the pan with the
wine.  Add in the garlic and season with salt and pepper.  Cook until most of
the wine is cooked out.
Flip the chicken pieces over.  Divide the spinach and mushrooms
over the top of each breast.  Lay two slices of cheese over each piece of
chicken.  Cook another 12-14 minutes or until cheese is browned and chicken is done.
*** Thank you to  The  "Bacon, Butter, Cheese & Garlic" blog.   http://baconbuttercheesegarlic.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-special-meal-for-my-valentine.html

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