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Swiss Mushroom Chicken Recipe

Swiss Mushroom Chicken Recipe

This entree is easy to prepare but looks and tastes special enough for company and special-occasion suppers. Everyone enjoys the golden chicken breasts topped with ham, melted Swiss cheese and fresh mushrooms.—Jan Baxter, Humarock, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 25 crackers)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 slices deli ham or thinly sliced hard salami
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese


  • 1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat the egg. Combine cracker crumbs and salt in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in crumbs; set aside.
  • 2. In a large ovenproof skillet, saute mushrooms in 1 tablespoon butter until tender; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, cook chicken over medium heat in remaining butter for 3-4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
  • 3. Top each chicken breast half with a ham slice, mushrooms and a cheese slice. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 343 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 956mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

Reviews for Swiss Mushroom Chicken

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MapleB User ID: 7525346 65073
Reviewed May. 14, 2014

"Yum! This was really tasty and easy. I used Panko bread crumbs and Jarlsberg cheese and followed the directions as written. I'm very pleased with this recipe and I will absolutely make it again!"

RLiberty User ID: 7169427 36232
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"This is a very simple recipe and delicious - I use a good quality imported ham. I have made it many times, and it reheats well."

tazrae User ID: 5914812 65071
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"This is an excellent recipe, thanks so much! It's also very versatile. I love this recipe just the way it is, but sometimes I change it up a bit by omitting the ham and serving it with provolone or mozzarella cheese with homemade spaghetti sauce as chicken parmesan. Sooooo good."

Francisca3032 User ID: 6052254 135986
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"Very good, my family asks for it often and everyone asks for the recipe."

Michelle D User ID: 4651271 65069
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"This is such an easy and delicious meal. My family loved it! They went on all night how good it was. I did add some garlic powder & Italian seasoning to my breading. This recipe is a keeper!"

kshea User ID: 2698812 205151
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"We enjoy this. I always put the cheese on the meat and then the ham and mushrooms and more cheese. This way it sticks to the chicken instead of sliding off!"

savoie.luvgspointers User ID: 6225701 117933
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"I made this reciepe many times. The key is to use a good quality ham. You can substitute boneless pork chops. Any hunters out there? Yes?...this is Great with Pheasant Breast."

MumPum User ID: 4171387 110359
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"My family loves this! I now use the Foreman grill to first cook the breaded chicken. We don't miss (or need) the added fat."

LindaHatch User ID: 4601704 114740
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2011

"This recipe is easy and very dellicious. Sometimes I use provalone cheese instead of the Swiss. Our daughter is a mushroom lover and this is one of her favorites."

heddomarie User ID: 4256399 50308
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"Hubby loved it, I Loved it! A winner all around!"

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 205150
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"This is excellent! My entire family loves this and the kids even ask for more! That's a winner in my book!"

Bean Q User ID: 4900811 36231
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"A family favorite. My father can't believe we make this "fancy" of a meal for regular family dinners."

Norma LaBelle User ID: 4462405 110346
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"Very tasting and real simple to make. One of my husband's favorites."

svetlana b User ID: 1135171 36128
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"Very tasty! Everybody in my family loved it!"

akoehler79 User ID: 2893559 117932
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"This recipe is awesome! Instead of the crackers and salt, I used Shake 'n Bake and baked the chicken breasts while sauteing the mushrooms. I also used white American cheese because I didn't have swiss on hand. Near the end of the bake time I topped with ham/cheese and returned to oven until cheese was melted, then topped with mushrooms. Next time I'll use a better quality ham. This will become a regular to our dinner menu."

rudylenak User ID: 3071215 50305
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"this is ok"

laswd User ID: 1748917 59307
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"This is one of my family’s favorite recipes and I would make it every couple of months, but my husband likes to save it for more special occasions. The flavors are wonderful together. I make it with good quality deli ham, exotic blend mushrooms (Crimini, Shitake, Oyster), Townhouse crackers, and add a little black pepper to the crumb mixture. I don’t bother with broiling. I just leave a little heat on and cover the pan with a lid until the cheese melts. Heavenly!"

heidisilvan User ID: 2996375 81380
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2008

"looks very ducky!"

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