Looking for a way to impress your guests without putting in a lot of extra work? Well, look no further than my fast and fancy chicken recipe. It’s the perfect dinner party dish that will have everyone raving and asking for the recipe.
I’ve been cooking for years and have tried just about every chicken recipe out there. But this particular recipe has never failed to amaze me. The boneless skinless chicken breasts are topped with sliced mushrooms, herb-seasoned stuffing cubes, and swiss cheese to bring out all the flavors in each bite.
And the best part? It’s quick and easy to make! With just 10-15 minutes of prep time, you’ll have a delicious meal ready to go in no time. So if you want to impress your company in a way without a lot of extra work, my fancy fast chicken recipe is the way to go.
Trust me, I’ve tried 20 ways to make chicken fast, but this one takes the cake. As Mr. Food himself would say, it’s “Ooh, it’s so good!” And who doesn’t want that kind of attention from their guests? So let Chef John show you how to create this quick and fancy dinner dish that will leave everyone wanting more.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Attention home chefs! Are you looking for a way to impress your company without taking on a lot of extra work? Well, look no further than this fantastic Fancy Fast Chicken Recipe. This chicken recipe is sure to get rave reviews from your guests, as it’s both fancy and fast.
With each bite of the juicy, boneless skinless chicken breasts, you’ll taste the seasoning from the herb-seasoned stuffing cubes, accompanied by the creaminess of 6 slices of Swiss cheese. And if that wasn’t enough, this dish also boasts a savory touch from fresh mushrooms sliced optional and the tanginess of dry white wine.
In just one bite, your taste buds will be screaming for more. Plus, with this chicken recipe serving six boneless skinless chicken breast halves in just 10-3/4 ounces of margarine and 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, you’ll have plenty left over for lunch or dinner the next day.
This quick Fancy Fast Chicken Recipe can be made in under an hour without a lot of extra work. Think about it—20 ways to make chicken dinners faster! So what are you waiting for? Place that chicken breast down and top it with a piece of slice Swiss cheese, then add fresh mushrooms and spoon over half of the wine mixture. You too can become the chef that your company will rave about thanks to this extraordinary dish!
In order to make this fancy fast chicken recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced (optional)
- 6 slices Swiss cheese, about 1 ounce each
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
- 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
- 2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing cubes
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine, melted
Note: If you want to impress your guests in a fancy way without a lot of extra work, this chicken recipe is perfect for you. You will get rave reviews and no one will know that it was so easy to make.
Optional: For those who want to add more flavor and texture to the dish, you can add some fresh mushrooms sliced on top of the chicken before adding the Swiss cheese.
The Recipe How-To
Now that we have gathered all the ingredients for our Fancy Fast Chicken recipe, it’s time to move on to the most exciting part – cooking! Are you ready to impress your guests in a way that will leave them wondering how you managed to create such deliciousness without putting in a lot of extra work? This recipe is here to help you achieve just that – serving a fancy dinner that looks and tastes like it took hours to prepare. So let’s get straight to it!
Preheat Your Oven
Before anything else, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). It is important to have a properly heated oven before placing any food in, to ensure even cooking throughout.
Prepare Chicken Breasts
Place your 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves in an oven-safe dish. If needed, tenderize the chicken by pounding lightly with a meat mallet. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
Add Stuffing Mixture
For the stuffing mixture, melt 1/4 cup margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 10 3/4 ounces can condensed cream of chicken soup, 1/2 cup dry white wine, and stir until no lumps remain.
Stir in 1 1/2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing cubes and mix until completely combined with the liquid mixture. Let the stuffing cool slightly before placing a generous amount on top of each chicken breast.
Add Swiss Cheese & Mushrooms
Top each piece of chicken with 1 slice Swiss cheese and sprinkle with sliced fresh mushrooms, optional.
Bake and Serve
Place the dish of chicken breasts into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside, registering an internal temperature of 165 °F (74 °C) when measured by an instant-read thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken. Remove from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Arrange one piece of chicken on each plate and spoon some pan juices over it. You can serve this fancy fast chicken recipe with vegetables or roasted potatoes for an elegant presentation. Your guests will love this fulfilling yet easy-to-make Mr Food fancy fast recipe!
Substitutions and Variations
Are you looking to switch things up with my Fancy Fast Chicken Recipe? Fear not, I have some options for substitutions and variations that will add a different flair to your fancy fast chicken dinner.
Firstly, for the cheese lovers out there, switch out the Swiss cheese for shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese. It will give the dish a different texture and taste that you and your guests will surely love.
Want to make this recipe even more indulgent? Swap out the margarine for butter and use herb-seasoned croutons instead of stuffing cubes. This substitution may increase the overall flavor and richness of the dish.
For those who want some extra nutrition, try adding some fresh vegetables such as broccoli, carrots or even green beans to the dish. Or simply choose to swap out fresh mushrooms with baby spinach leaves for more greens.
As a meat alternative, you can also substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts with sliced pork chops or even turkey cutlets. These substitutions alter both texture and flavor profiles.
Finally, if you want to go the extra mile with presentation, consider using toothpicks to hold each chicken breast piece rolled up with mushrooms and cheese before baking them in the oven. Your guests will love these bite-sized portions!
No matter which substitution or variation you opt for, don’t worry about compromising on taste. With these small tweaks, you can guarantee an exquisite dinner without a lot of extra work.
Serving and Pairing
When it comes to serving and pairing this fancy fast chicken recipe, I suggest keeping it simple. Since this dish already has a lot of flavors, you don’t want to pair it with anything that will overpower it.
One easy option is to serve it with a side of steamed vegetables and roasted potatoes. This will not only complement the flavors of the chicken but also add some texture and color to your plate.
Another pairing option is to serve it over rice pilaf or mashed potatoes. This will help soak up all the delicious sauce from the chicken, making for an even more satisfying meal.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also try pairing this dish with a dry white wine like a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. The acidity in the wine will cut through the richness of the cheese and cream sauce, creating a well-balanced meal.
Overall, this fancy fast chicken recipe is versatile enough to be paired with many different sides and drinks. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find your own perfect pairing!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Making food ahead of time can be one of the smartest moves you make at a party. As the chef, you’ll have plenty of plates to juggle, so any extra time or space you can free up is a good thing. Thankfully, this fancy fast chicken recipe is perfect for just that.
To make this dish ahead of time, simply prepare it as directed in the recipe how-to section. Then, let it cool to room temperature before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. When you’re ready to serve it, reheat it uncovered in a preheated 325-degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
If you find yourself with extra portions after your party, don’t worry! Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days or freezer for up to six months. To reheat, simply thaw in the refrigerator overnight then reheat in a preheated 325-degree oven for 20-25 minutes; if frozen, bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
Pro tip: If you want to go above and beyond and make this dish even fancier, consider making some garlic mashed potatoes or roasted veggies on the side for an ultimate and indulgent meal.
Tips for Perfect Results
To make this fancy fast chicken recipe a total hit, here are some tips that can help ensure its perfection.
Firstly, you can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. Thighs are more tender and have more flavor than breasts, as they have a higher fat content. However, if you still prefer to stick to chicken breasts, pound them with a meat mallet to get an even thickness. This ensures that they cook evenly without leaving parts undercooked or overcooked.
Secondly, make sure to use fresh mushrooms rather than canned ones. Fresh mushrooms have a much better texture and flavor profile than their canned counterparts.
Thirdly, it is recommended that you use herb-seasoned stuffing cubes instead of regular breadcrumbs to give the dish another layer of flavor. Also, when adding the swiss cheese on top of the chicken breast, be sure to add it within the last few minutes of cooking so it can melt perfectly onto the chicken without getting rubbery.
Moreover, using cream of chicken soup in place of white wine also works well if you’re not fond of alcohol in your meals. It provides the right blend of creaminess and chicken flavor that your guests will surely enjoy.
In addition to that, you may want to try coating the chicken in margarine before adding the stuffing cubes as it adds a luscious buttery flavor to the dish. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can incorporate some grated parmesan cheese along with the stuffing cubes for an added depth of flavor.
Finally, do not skip browning the mushroom and garlic in margarine before placing them on top of the chicken breast. Browning enhances their flavors significantly and boosts the umami taste that makes this dish irresistibly delicious.
Follow these tips for perfect results and wow your guests with this fancy fast chicken recipe that’s easy but oh-so-good.
In conclusion, if you want to impress your company without putting in a lot of extra work, this fancy fast chicken recipe is for you. It’s a simple and quick way to make a fancy dinner that will get rave reviews from everyone at the table. As Chef John would say, it’s one of the 20 ways to make chicken fast.
With just a few key ingredients – boneless skinless chicken breasts, Swiss cheese, herb-seasoned stuffing cubes, mushrooms, and dry white wine – you can create a flavorful and satisfying meal that will have your guests begging for seconds. And with our tips on substitution and variation, serving and pairing, make-ahead, storing and reheating, as well as FAQs and perfect-result tips, you’ll have all the information you need to get it right every time.
So next time you’re looking for an easy yet fancy chicken recipe that will please your taste buds and wow your guests without breaking the bank or requiring hours in the kitchen, give this recipe a try. And remember: even if you’re not a master chef, with this “fancy fast” chicken recipe from Mr. Food (ironically named with no bun intended!), you can still be a fancy dinner chef!
Fancy Fast Chicken Recipe
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 6 slices swiss cheese
- 1/4 lb sliced mushrooms
- 1 can condensed cream of chicken with herbs soup (I try to use the low fat)
- 1/2 cup dry white wine (or chicken broth)
- 2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing cubes (not Stove-Top)
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place the chicken in a 9×13 pan sprayed with”Pam”.
- Top each piece of chicken with a slice of cheese.
- Arrange the sliced mushrooms over the cheese.
- Mix the soup and the wine together, and pour over the top.
- Sprinkle the stuffing over the top.
- Melt the margarine and drizzle over the top.
- Bake for approx 40 minutes or until chickenis baked through.
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