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Chicken Mushroom Melts

 Chicken Mushroom Melts
These crisp, cheesy melts look special and taste great! "On busy weeknights, I like to serve these with a salad for a satisfying meal. But they make hearty appetizers as well," notes Sandra Futros of Dugald, Manitoba.
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound medium fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 16 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken and mushrooms in
  • oil for 5 minutes. Stir in soy sauce; cook 7 minutes longer. Stir in
  • cream; cook for 4-6 minutes or until sauce is thickened (do not
  • boil).
  • In a small bowl, combine butter and garlic; spread over bread. Place
  • buttered side up on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4-6 in. from
  • the heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Top each slice with 1/4 cup chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Broil for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 16
  • appetizers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 228 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 313 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.