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Italian Chicken


The same day I made that amazing Chocolate Mousse I also made this yummy Italian Chicken for dinner. This recipe came from Alicia’s Recipes, so I am entering into the Cooking with Alicia & Annie blog event. Hope to see some more of you entering!

This was a really good recipe. I think the only thing I would change next time is to make some spaghetti sauce from scratch instead of just using plain tomato sauce seasoned with herbs. While that was still good, that’s a very strong tomato flavor and I prefer it my way ;) 

Also, no one but me likes mushrooms. I couldn’t get anyone to try the rice because of the mushrooms in it! Ugh. So next time I will leave those out. This was really good and I think I will give it another whirl with my two little changes. Oh, and I used boneless chicken breasts instead of a cut up fryer, and I grated the Mozzarella instead of using slices as suggested. The cooking times were right on target!

Italian Chicken

2 tablespoons margarine
2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon
1 ( 40z. ) can mushroom pieces
1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon minced onion
3/4 cup long grain rice
1 fryer, cut into pieces (I used boneless, skinless breasts)
1 ( 15 ounce ) tomato sauce (next time I’ll just make some pasta sauce, but this was still good)
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
8 oz. Mozzarella

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 7″x11″x2″ glass pan (I used a 13x9x2 metal pan) with 1 teaspoon margarine . Pour 2 cups boiling water into pan and add 1 tablespoon margarine. Add chicken bouillon, mushrooms with juice, garlic powder, minced onion and rice. Stir and mix until evenly spread. Place chicken ( skin side up ) on top of rice mixture. Combine tomato sauce, basil and oregano. Spoon over chicken. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil and place slices of cheese over chicken and rice. Bake 15 more minutes.


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12 Responses to Italian Chicken

  1. 1
    Lisa says:

    The chicken looks wonderful and I’ll have some mousse for dessert.

  2. 2
    The Blonde Duck says:

    That looks really good! Ben’s allergic to mushrooms, but I love them.

  3. 3
    MaryBeth says:

    The chicken looks great, my husband loves mushrooms so he would have loved to sit and share it with you.

  4. 4
    Culinary Cory says:

    Yum! I agree, I would replace the tomato sauce with spaghetti sauce.

  5. 5
    Tami says:

    I know that everyone here would like this one! It looks very good! I would def. use spaghetti sauce on it, too.

  6. 6
    Judy says:

    A nice, easy recipe for a lazy day. My hubby loves mushrooms.

  7. 7
    Maria says:

    You can’t go wrong with Italian!! Looks great!

  8. 8
    Grace says:

    mmm…substitute some sun-dried tomatoes for the mushrooms, and you have my idea of perfection on a plate! :)

  9. 9
    RecipeGirl says:

    This looks really comforting and yummmy!!

  10. 10
    HoneyB says:

    This chicken dish looks REALLY good to me! I may have to make it even though it has two elements that Grumpy gripes about (chicken and rice) – but I love!

  11. 11
    Kevin says:

    That chicken looks tasty. I like that it is baked in the tomato sauce.

  12. 12
    Amanda says:

    Lisa – oh that mousse. Yuuummmm

    Duck – I love mushrooms too!

    Marybeth – it drives me nuts that no one here will eat mushrooms!

    Tami & Cory – yep, next time it will be my pasta sauce :)

    Judy & Maria – Yes it was great!

    Grace – mmm sun dried tomatoes sounds great too!

    Recipegirl – yes it was great!

    Honey – I say make it and have some for lunch leftovers!

    Kevin – yes it was great, thanks for stopping by everyone!

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