Today's recipe is one I cooked sans recipe. Its basically a skillet cordon bleu, and I'm sure everyone has a version of this one, but today you're getting mine! :) Before I forget, I have to thank my daughter for letting me use her camera!
Cheesy Mushroom Chicken
12" dutch oven
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups crushed butter flavored crackers
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 Tbs. butter or margarine, divided
4 slices ham
4 slices smoked provolone cheese
Flatten the chicken to about 1/4 inch thickness. Place the egg in a shallow bowl. Combine the cracker crumbs and salt in another bowl. Dip the chicken in egg then in the cracker crumbs and set aside.
In a 12" dutch oven over a full spread of coals, saute the mushrooms in 2 Tbs. butter until tender. Remove and set aside. Add the remaining butter to the dutch oven. Add the chicken. Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until browned. Cover and move enough coals to the lid to bring the oven to 350° (1 1/2 rings on top and 1 ring on the bottom). Bake for about 10 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove the lid and place a slice of ham, mushrooms and a slice of cheese on each breast. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted. Serves 4.
The Finished Product
The chicken is hiding under there somewhere!
This was absolutely delicious! I took one bite and was hooked. I wish I'd made a few extra. The butter flavored crackers really add a nice flavor and texture. They were the perfect coating. And be sure to use the smoked cheese, you won't be sorry. This got rave reviews from the whole family. You need to go to the store and make this tonight! Grade A.