Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

Back in the day, when life revolved around the kids' practices and games and other after-school activities, dinner usually had to be on the table in 30 minutes max. This recipe from Southern Living was one of our 'quick-and-easy' favorites. Prepare a package of long-grain and wild rice, throw some green beans in a saucepan to heat, chop up a few pieces of fruit (or open a can), and you'll have a very acceptable dinner in spite of your crazy schedule! :) Also, whether you're cooking for 1 or 4 or 10, this one is easily adaptable.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 4 tablespoons butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Rinse chicken pieces with cold water and pat dry.
  3. When butter has melted and begun to sizzle slightly, add chicken to skillet.
  4. Cook chicken approximately 10 minutes, until nicely-browned.
  5. Meanwhile, rinse and trim onions; slice thinly, including some green "tops".
  6. Clean mushrooms and remove stems; slice caps.
  7. When chicken is browned on the outside and appears to be cooked approximately halfway through, turn the pieces over and sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper.
  8. Add mushrooms and onions to skillet, along with additional butter if necessary.
  9. (Note: The original recipe did not call for extra, but I sometimes have to add a tablespoon or two so that the veggies will sauté properly instead of sticking). Cook approximately 10 additional minutes, until chicken is thoroughly done.
  10. Place a slice of cheese on each piece of chicken.
  11. Remove to a platter and cover with foil.
  12. Allow chicken to sit about 5 minutes until cheese melts.
  13. Spoon mushroom mixture over chicken before serving.


Most Helpful

I agree that the flavor was a bit plain and should have added garlic. I added hot cherry peppers, but I think garlic would have been better. This was a very quick and easy meal.

iris5555 May 23, 2006

We really enjoyed this meal and DH rated it 5 stars. I did make a few changes/ additions. I butterflied 2 large chicken breasts, but left the rest of the proportions the same. (One can't have too many mushrooms!) I prepared this in an electric skillet and when I turned the chicken I added a sliced onion as I was short on green onions. I used Mrs. Dash instead of salt and sprinkled both sides. I also added 2 cloves of garlic when I added the mushrooms. The chicken turned out very flavorful, nothing plain here. I loved that it was quick & easy. We will definitely have this again. Thanks highcotton for another enjoyable meal!

Susie D May 20, 2006

This was easy and turned out well. No muss or fuss, but the flavor is a bit plain.

evewitch June 05, 2004

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