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Swiss Mushroom Chicken

 Swiss Mushroom Chicken
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 serving (1 each) equals 343 calories, 21 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 956 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.