Instead of looking at an old magazine recipe, one of many in “the pile”……I spotted this recipe in an edition of Italian magazine and had to have it.
I wrote out the recipe as it appears in the magazine .....but I will tell you, I cut back on portions since it’s usually just the two of us. Tristan is about to fly the coop and make us “empty nesters” so I definitely don’t need the bigger portions. Also, I substituted chicken cutlets for the breast as we aren’t big fans – it always seems to get too dry in the cooking.
Chicken with Mushrooms and Spinach
Prep: 30 minutes Bake: 35 minutes
1 ½ cups sliced fresh mushrooms (such as porcini, cremini, stemmed shitake or button)
1 TB olive oil
¼ cup finely chopped shallots (2 medium)
1 teaspoon fresh snipped thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon salt
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (2 pounds)
¾ cup tomato pesto
6 slices of mozzarella cheese
1 10-ounce package of fresh spinach
Preheat oven to 350 F ( 175 C). In medium skillet, cook mushrooms in hot oil until tender. Stir occasionally…this should only take 3 minutes.
Add shallots, thyme, garlic and ¼ teaspoon salt; cook another minute or so and stir while cooking.
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and place in a baking dish. Spread pesto atop chicken;
Top with mushroom mixture.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Top with cheese and bake an additional 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
To serve, cut chicken into 1-inch slices and arrange the mushrooms and spinach on the chicken slices. (I didn't do that, placing a cutlet on the plate instead.)
This one is from the magazine Italian (a Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest publication), the Fall/Winter 2010 issue. Here is a link to one of their special interest pub. Sites: Click HERE
The photo in the link is not the issue I have but…you get the idea.
I am sending this over to Janie at Panini Girl as she is hosting Magazine Mondays while Ivonne is away on holiday.
I have been getting the bug to start on an Italian cookbook, then this magazine finds it way into my hands....and the host, Janie, has the Italian theme going so.........soon, I will be immersing myself in Italiano Cuisine.
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