Two delicious chicken entree recipes that you can make in a half hour or less. Forget the fast food chains and cook at home. It’s healthier and it can be quick and easy too. Try these recipes for Chicken Piccata and Quick and Easy Chicken Oriental. With the Chicken Oriental serve some steamed broccoli and pass out store bought fortune cookies. Serve hot buttered noodles and a salad with the Chicken Piccata. These are two meals that are ready in no time and the clean up is easy. In the time it takes to wait in line at the fast food drive-in windows, get home, serve the food and clean up the mess, you can have a decent meal ready to serve your family.
QUICK AND EASY CHICKEN ORIENTAL
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tbsps butter
1 cup diced celery
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1 can (6 oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 can (8 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 can golden mushroom soup, undiluted
2 tbsps soy sauce
Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve over hot brown rice.
Note: Add 1/4 cup chopped cashews if desired.
4 boneless,skinless chicken breast halves
dash of black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup flour
4 tbsp butter
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Place chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound chicken to 1/2-inch thickness. Sprinkle with the salt and black pepper. Coat chicken with the flour. In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter. Place chicken in the skillet and cook about 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning once during the cooking time. Remove chicken from the skillet and keep warm. Add remaining butter to the skillet; add the mushrooms and garlic to the skillet and cook until tender. Return the chicken to the pan and add the wine OR chicken broth and the lemon juice. Simmer approximately ten minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce is slightly thickened. Place chicken on serving platter and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
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