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Smothered Chicken Recipe
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Smothered Chicken Recipe

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You can't go wrong when serving Penny Walton's speedy skillet specialty. The Westerville, Ohio cook tops tender chicken breasts with mushrooms, bacon, green onions and cheese for a swift and savory sensation that's sure to become a family favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • Garlic powder and seasoned salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 230 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 799 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Directions

  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Sprinkle with garlic powder and seasoned salt. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil for 4 minutes; turn. Top with the mushrooms, cheese, green onions and bacon. Cover and cook 4 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Chicken in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p11

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 230 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 799 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

This has been a go-to recipe in my home for years; a frequent request of my husband and even my super picky children gobble this up. I use center cut bacon and reduced fat cheese to cut some of the fat.

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

this is an excellent recipe! so quick and easy, we will definitely make it again. i also substituted fresh mushrooms instead of canned. Very good!

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2012

So simple and fantastic. I use fresh mushrooms instead of canned.

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

This has become a family favorite. So quick and effortless, you can have your main dish prepared in the time it takes to think of your side dishes! Very good flavor and easy to keep ingredients on hand. We don't use the mushrooms but follow the rest of the ingredients. Delicious!

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

So easy and tastes great. I didn't have green onions, so I substituted chopped red onion. I also had thin chicken breasts, which eliminated the necessity to flatten the chicken. We will have this dish often.

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