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Cheesy Smothered Mushroom Chicken Tips
How can you keep the chicken from drying out?
Chicken breasts are known for drying out when they’re overcooked, but pounding the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness will help a lot. This helps the chicken cook more quickly and evenly. Use a meat thermometer to test the chicken for doneness, removing the chicken from the pan when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°. You can also consider brining the meat
to lock in a juicy flavor.
How can you make cheesy smothered mushroom chicken your own?
To make this recipe your own, vary the vegetable toppings and the type of cheese. Instead of mushrooms, use sauteed bell peppers and onions, or get inspired by the farmers market when there is a bounty of tomatoes and zucchini. Have some fun with the type of cheese too, choosing using one of the best cheeses for melting
like mozzarella or provolone, a sharp cheese like cheddar, or a crumbly cheese like feta to finish the dish.
How should you store leftover cheesy smothered mushroom chicken?
Store leftover cheesy smothered mushroom chicken in the refrigerator in an airtight glass storage container
, where it is good for 3 to 4 days. The best way to reheat this dish is by heating it in a 350° oven for about 15 minutes, until the chicken is heated through. —Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer
1 chicken breast half: 363 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein.