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awesome smothered chicken

(9 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Robyn Bruce
Linglestown, PA

I went out to a local restaurant one day and ordered this, and it left me wanting more! About a week later, I decided to perfect it and it came out just as good or better than the restaurant chef's recipe! (Well, that's my humble opinion!)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Robyn was accurate in naming this chicken recipe - it really is awesome! The flavor of all the fresh veggies cooked down with the chicken is fantastic. Melting on your favorite cheese just brings this easy, make-ahead meal to a whole new level. We used pepper jack and loved the spice, but use your favorite. It's a great low-carb way to prepare a plain chicken breast.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(9 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For awesome smothered chicken

  • 3 Tbsp
    cooking oil (I use canola)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 8 oz
    fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1
    green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • minced garlic or garlic powder, to taste
  • 6
    boneless chicken breasts
  • salt, pepper, and desired seasonings to taste
  • your favorite shredded or sliced cheese (cheddar, muenster, or pepper jack are my favorites)

How To Make awesome smothered chicken

Test Kitchen Tips
We opted to saute the veggies, remove them from the pan, cook the chicken, and then put the veggies back into the pan to ensure the chicken was cooked through.
  • Mushrooms, green peppers, onions and garlic in a pan.
    Heat the cooking oil and butter in a large skillet. Add the mushrooms, green pepper, onion, and garlic and saute until tender. Remove from the pan.
  • Flattening the chicken breasts and sprinkling with seasoning.
    Flatten the chicken, if desired; sprinkle with salt, pepper, and desired seasonings.
  • Cooking chicken in the pan.
    Place the chicken into the pan.
  • Covering chicken with sauteed veggies.
    Cover with the vegetables and let simmer until chicken is cooked through.
  • Veggies and chicken cooking in a pan.
    Note: You can also remove the vegetables while you're cooking the chicken and then when chicken is done, simply throw everything back onto the tops of chicken breasts.
  • Topping the chicken with sliced cheese.
    Add the cheese.
  • Covering the pan with a lid.
    Cover with a lid just long enough to melt the cheese down through the vegetables and onto the chicken. (My favorite cheese to use is the pepper jack.)
  • Cheese melted on top of the chicken.
    Serve with your favorite sides. Do not freeze.
  • A serving of Awesome Smothered Chicken on a plate.
    Note: You could also try grilling the chicken on the outdoor grill and simply making the vegetables as in the recipe.