Chicken A La Gloria

Oh wow - this is one of the most delicious dishes I have ever made. I made it while home for Christmas for my parents and Will. It did not disappoint anyone and it was enjoyed by all! Everyone raved. And no, I do not know who Gloria is, like my Dad asked!

The only thing is that this is not the lowest cal or healthiest dish! In fact, sometime soon I'd like to make it again with some low-calorie adjustments, just to SEE how it tastes like that. I'd like to try it with skim milk, light butter, etc. I made some notes at the end of the this entry.

The sauce is amazing, so you'll probably want to make rice or pasta to go with it. I even put some sauce on my veggies!

3 skinless boneless chicken breasts, trimmed and filleted in half lengthwise
1/3 c of flour
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp of butter
1 (8 oz) container of sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 c of sherry wine (we used red wine)
1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c whole milk
6 slices of Muenster cheese
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F. 
Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper, dredge lightly in flour to coat both sides. Shake off excess. Add oil to frying pan and brown chicken in batches on both sides. You don’t need to cook the chicken completely.  It will finish cooking in the oven. Transfer the chicken to a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Add the butter to the frying pan and let it melt over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and brown mushrooms until golden.  Then add the sherry wine and cook for another minute or two. Add the creamy mushroom soup and milk and mix well.

Pour sauce over the chicken breasts, cover with foil and bake in oven for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top each piece of chicken with one slice of Muenster cheese. You can fold the cheese in half if it is too wide for the breast.

Place chicken back in oven uncovered and broil for 1-2 minutes to brown the cheese. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Top with chopped fresh parsley and serve.

Original recipe found here.

Lower calorie adjustments for next time - Experimental purposes only. :)
- skim milk
- light butter
- red fat cream of mushroom soup
- less oil
- lower cal or thinly sliced cheese

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