Chicken Lombardy

Chicken Lombardy

I was in a mushroom mood the other night so I started playing. I love mushrooms. I like this recipe, it’s simple. It’s also a starting point. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very tasty as is but my enjoyment in cooking is in experimenting. Take this recipe, add Marsala Wine and you have Chicken Marsala. One of my personal favorites. Add capers and white wine and you have Chicken Picatta. Replace the mushrooms with artichokes hearts and you have Chicken Angelo. Now there are more ingredients in the dishes I mentioned but you get the idea. Experiment and find the taste that you love. That’s the joy of cooking. 

Make some angel hair pasta and try it the way some Italians eat it. Just melt some butter and pour it over the pasta. Grilled zucchini and carrots tossed lightly with a good quality olive oil makes a great side. I’m getting hungry again thinking about it. Enjoy. 

Chicken Lombardy

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces package of sliced fresh mushrooms.
  • 2 tbsps of melted butter.
  • 6 skinned and boned chicken breasts.
  • ½ cup of all purpose flour.
  • ⅓ cup of butter.
  • ½ cup of chicken broth.
  • ½ tsp of salt.
  • ⅛ tsp of pepper.
  • ½ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese.
  • 2 chopped green onions.

Instructions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, melt 2 tbsps of butter over medium high heat and sauté the mushrooms for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise and place them between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap and flatten to ⅛ inch thickness.
  3. Coat the chicken in the flour and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side in 1 or 2 tbsps of butter over medium heat in a nonstick large skillet. Remove the chicken from the skillet and leave the drippings in the skillet.
  4. Sprinkle the mushrooms over the chicken.
  5. In the same skillet, add the broth and boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper and pour the sauce over the chicken.
  6. In a bowl, mix together the cheeses and onions and sprinkle over the chicken.
  7. In a preheated oven to 450°, bake the chicken for 12 to 14 minutes.


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