Cheesy Chicken

Beth Streeter


Everyone loves this recipe! It is very fattening. But you can change the half and half to 1% milk and use a low fat cheddar for the top. If you change the half n half just make sure you add additional flour so it thickens.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
1 Hr


  • 6 Tbsp
    all purpose flour divided
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt divided
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 6
    boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 c
    butter (1/2 stick)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/4 c
    half and half
  • 6 oz
    fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 1/2 c
    mild shredded cheddar cheese

How to Make Cheesy Chicken


  1. In a shallow dish or bowl combine 4 tablespoons flour, paprika, 1 tsp salt and pepper.
  2. Dredge chicken breasts in flour mixture until well coated.
  3. In a large skillet brown the chicken in 1/4 cup of butter.
  4. Add water and let simmer covered for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. When chicken breasts are done simmering, remove from skillet (saving the drippings) and place in a 9x13in baking dish.
  7. In the same skillet you cooked the chicken breasts in, with the drippings, Combine remaining 2 Tbs. flour, 1/2 tsp. salt and half and half.
  8. Over medium heat mix together until thick and bubbling.
  9. Add mushrooms and lemon juice and stir together.
  10. Pour sauce over chicken and bake uncovered in your preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  11. About 8 minutes before it's done, sprinkle mild cheddar over the top. When it's melted you are done!

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Course/Dish: Chicken

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