Thursday, March 06, 2008
I suggest leaving off the barbecue sauce
Taste of Home Grandma’s Favorites Copyright 2006
8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons butter
2 jars (6 ounces each) marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1 jar (4 ½ ounces) whole mushrooms, drained
½ cup chopped onion
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons dried rosemary
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cups chicken broth or 1 cup chicken broth, 1 cup white wine (I used mostly broth with some wine)
Hot cooked noodles
Chopped fresh parsley
In a skillet, brown chicken in butter. Remove chicken to an ungreased 13- n. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish; do not drain pan juices. Cut the artichokes into quarters. Arrange artichokes and mushrooms on top of chicken; set aside. Saute onion in pan juices; blend in flour, rosemary, salt and pepper. Add chicken broth; cook until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat and spoon over chicken. Cover and bake at 350 deg. for 50-60 minutes or until chicken is tender. My chicken breasts were thin and I only cooked it about 20 minutes in the oven. Place noodles on serving platter; top with chicken and sauce. Sprinkle with parsley.
Yield: 8 servings
I thought this was a tasty recipe but my husband brought out the barbecue sauce. I wouldn't read too much into that since he'll put barbecue sauce on just about anything.
In the recipe's defense, I only made half the sauce since I wasn't using 8 chicken breasts although I did end up with 6 pieces of chicken so it wasn't particularly saucy. I bought the smaller sized bag of breasts from Costco and those breasts were huge! I had to cut them in half. Those in the larger bag I usually buy are extremely thin and I still had two of those left so I needed them all to be the same thickness. I wonder if they've changed them all now. All their frozen chicken breasts are from Purdue. I actually like the thin ones since they cook up so quickly.
I was pleased with my grocery shopping last night. I thought my total was going to be high since I needed a lot of basics (like dishwasher detergent, rinse aid, shampoo, etc) and I threw a lot of extra stuff in my cart but it wasn't expensive stuff so my total was palatable. I got two huge bags of mostly colored peppers for 50 cents/pound which is great for even green peppers in the grocery store. The colored ones are usually around $3.99/lb. They had turkey smoked sausage for $2/package so I grabbed a couple of those.
Blast From The Past: Smoked Sausage Skillet from July 2007. I might use some of that turkey smoked sausage to make that again.
Question of the Day: Do you like artichokes?