Thursday, September 10, 2009

Baked Chicken & Mushrooms

My son's 6th birthday ~ Spongebob Bikini Bottom pool party ~ is tomorrow!! I have been planning, crafting, researching, taste testing, scheming, glueing, taping, drawing, organizing, cleaning & ordering, up the wazoo, for the last 30 days. And now it's actually here. What ever will I do when it's over?

Maybe get back to cooking more!! I used to have a backlog of tried recipes waiting to get their time here but I have just about run out. So, by next week I hope to be back in full force.

{I will also be posting all the deets on the party & hosting a giveaway (my 2nd ever) for all of the Spongebob birthday supplies, purchased & crafted, for anyone who has a Spongebob lovin' boy}

For now, here is something easy, a recipe I adapted from Taste of Home.

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 tblsp olive oil
1/2 cup sherry or chicken broth
5 green onions, chopped
2 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Arrange chicken in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute mushrooms in butter for 5 minutes. Add the sherry or broth, green onions, garlic, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil. Pour over chicken.

Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a meat is cooked through. Top with cheese. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

And I love this shot of the steam fogging up my camera.

{Food for Thought}
Anything can be subbed here if you don't like mushrooms or scallions. Just use green pepper & vidalia onion instead. This would be great over rice too but I just LOVE slicing potatoes thinly & pan frying them in just 1 tblsp of olive oil for about 25-30 minutes over medium heat, adding in all my favorite spices like garlic, tuscan seasoning, a little oregano & some parmesan cheese.

Have a great weekend everyone. What will YOU be doing?


Michelle said...

What a yummy mix of ingredients! Have a fun time at the birthday party. I'm sure it will be a big hit. Can't wait to see pictures!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Yum! Good luck at the party!

Kristina P. said...

Once again, delicious. My husband loves mushrooms so this would be perfect for us.

Meghan said...

This looks fantastic! Love this type of dinner!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy b-day! And thanks for including a mushroom free version--Ben's allergic!

Jen said...

This looks fabulous!

Tender Branson said...

Good luck with the party...not sure what I will be doing but what I won't be doing is hanging out with a bunch of six year olds.

Kacey R. said...

YUUUUUUMMMMOOOOO! Sounds wonderful and easy. My kind of dinner. :D

Have fun this weekend!

Angela said...

Yum! I love these kinds of dishes too. I have a couple baked chicken favorites including one from my grandmother that always reminds me of her and my mom.

Hope the party goes GREAT and I can't wait to read all about it!! Hugs!

Scary Mommy said...

Hope the party was a blast!! I will be trying that chicken for sure. Yum!

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Tiaras said...

this looks super delicious

we will be celebrating mine and my daughter's birthdays

Ronda said...

That sounds really good and easy. I need some new "simple" ideas for during the week.
I hope your party was a hit, I know it was! Looking forward to reading all about it! Have a great week.

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm printing out that chicken recipe. I've been looking for new recipes. Tired of the same old, same old.

Life with Kaishon said...

This looks simply scrumptious! Can not wait to hear about the party! Came over today to see if any pics were up yet : ) I know it turned out swell! : )

Maria said...

I love all of the mushrooms. hope you had a good weekend!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Steph that looks so good. I love mushrooms. Sorry I havent visited in a while my blogroll got deleted and I couldnt remember who was on it. Your back on track on my roll again.

Pam said...

Yum! You can't get much better than chicken, mushrooms and potatoes.