Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mouth Watering Deliciousness

Did I ever find a good recipe yesterday that I just have to share with you. It was so easy and so delicious it makes my mouth water just thinking about it. I found the original here. But as usual, I had to do some adaptations, 'cause I live on last minute decisions. And I'm also trying to cook more from fresh ingredients as much as I can rather than canned or frozen. So here is my version. Yum!

CHICKEN FLORENTINE CASSEROLE (serves 4 - 5 people)

-4 to 5 boneless chicken breasts
-seasoning salt
-fresh ground pepper

-fresh spinach enough to fill a 9x9 inch baking dish to the top
-8 oz. fresh mushrooms, thickly sliced
-6 slices bacon
-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

-1/4 cup butter
-2 to 3 cloves of garlic crushed
-1 Tbsp. lemon juice
-1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
-1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
-1/2 cup half and half
-1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

-cooked rice or noodles

Place chicken breast on baking sheet. Sprinkle with small amount of seasoning salt and lots of fresh ground pepper. Broil in oven 5 minutes per side. Set aside. Turn oven to 400*F.

While chicken in cooking, wash spinach thoroughly, and drain well. Spin dry or use paper towels to get as much moisture off as is possible. Fill the 9x9 or approximately the same size dish to the top with spinach. Place sliced mushroom generously over the top of the bed of spinach.

Slice bacon in half length wise and then into small slices. Cook in small fry pan until crispy. Drain on paper towel.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add garlic and sautee stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add lemon juice, Italian seasoning, mushroom soup, half and half, and parmesan cheese. Stir to blend. Pour half of the mixture over the spinach and mushrooms.

Butterfly cut the chicken breasts in half and place over the spinach mixture. Pour remaining sauce over the top. Sprinkle with bacon and shredded cheese. Bake in oven for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted. Serve with rice or noodles.

Voila, your family will love you and might even offer to clean the kitchen after dinner.

8 comments:

Moira said...

Oooh, yum! Sounds delish...I would cook it tonight, I have some chicken breasts I need to use, but its 81* here and not gonna cool down til after dinnertime...so its gonna be easy, breezy, and cool tonight. I think a cold plate with ham, sharp cheddar, some local apples, three kinds of mustard, crusty french bread and chilled sparkling blood orange juice...yeah, that's the ticket tonight. Tomorrow, when its supposed to rain, then I'll whip this up.

Faith said...

this sounds so good...and maybe will go with the veggie recipe I am posting on today!! thanks for sharing it...I think it is gonna be on our menu for tomorrow nite as I have some fresh spinach!!

Thena said...

Looks delicious. I love cooking with cream of mushroom soup. It's very good with pork chops also.

ellen b. said...

It looks delicious Susanne! Thanks for posting the recipe!

Karen said...

This looks delicious. We eat a lot of chicken and I'm always looking for new recipes and ways to cook it.

Michelle said...

MMMM Sounds soo good. Can't wait to try this when it's cooler here.*Sigh*.Hope you are well fine Susanne..

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh that really does look yummy. I wanna go buy some chicken right now. Maybe just maybe it'll be on sale tomorrow when we're shopping. A whole chicken of course is what we'll buy but with only two of us I'll have to cut the recipe a little hopefully it'll turn out. I am about to write my 5 fav's post. It's been awhile but I am back.
Thanks for keeping it up!

Carrie said...

You have this horrible way of posting recipes that I cannot resist....