Saturday, January 15, 2011

Smothered Chicken

This is a great meal to make for a date.  It's easy and quick, particularly if your vegetables are already chopped, but it looks (and tastes) like something you might get from Chili's on a night out.  So why not make it a night in?

Smothered Chicken 
1-1¼ lb. chicken breast pieces 
1 tsp. dried oregano 
½ tsp. salt 
½ tsp. garlic powder 
¼ tsp. pepper 
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper 
1 T. butter or margarine 
1 med. bell pepper (thinly sliced) 
1 med. red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
1 med. onion (thinly sliced) 
1 can sliced mushrooms (4 oz.) 
½ c. shredded cheddar cheese 
½ c. shredded mozzarella cheese 
1.  Combine spices.  Sprinkle both sides of chicken with the spice mixture.  Cook in a nonstick skillet (prepared with cooking spray) on a medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once.  Remove from skillet and keep warm.  
2.  Melt butter in skillet over med. heat.  Cook bell pepper and onion about 5 min., stirring occasionally until almost tender.  Stir in mushrooms.  Cook 3 to 5 min. until vegetables are tender.  
3.  Place chicken in skillet.  Spoon vegetables over chicken.  Sprinkle cheeses over chicken and vegetables.  Remove from heat.  Cover and let stand until cheese is melted.
source:  Betty Crocker's Cookbook

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely gonna try this one. It was tasty.