Jim's Chicken Provolone

Recipe by M. Joan

This is an original chicken recipe by my brother-in-law, Jim. He is a gourmet cook and this dish is one of his specialities. It makes a wonderful main dish for company. I like to get all the ingredients ready the night before and put together the next morning. It sounds like a lot of steps but it is really easy to put together and worth the effort. I'm not sure of the time it takes to prepare but at least a half hour.

Top Review by SJM7142

I had to work late, so my daughter made this tonight. While she didn't like it because of the spinach, I liked it very much. She used fresh chopped spinach, provalone slices and dried basil and it worked out fine. It does take close to an hour to prepare and cook. I might use pre-cooked bacon next time to cut down on the prep time. Thank you and tell Jim that he created a great dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pound breasts to flatten.
  2. Mix 1 tb. flour and 1 cup of milk together.
  3. Add a little garlic salt and salt, to taste. Pour over the chicken breasts.
  4. Cover and refrigerate and let marinate while preparing rest of the ingredients.
  5. Fry bacon crisp, saving grease to cook in. Set bacon aside.
  6. Thaw and squeeze our liquid of spinach until dry.
  7. Mix the spinach with the sour cream.
  8. Add a pinch of garlic salt, salt and 1 Tb. of fresh, chopped basil to spinach and sour cream. Mix and refrigerate.
  9. Take the breasts out of the refrigerator and drain. Pat off excess moisture with a paper towel.
  10. Saute the chicken in the bacon grease 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Remove chicken and put in a 9 x12 elongated dish or pan. You don't want the sides to deep.
  12. Spoon the sour cream/spinach mixture over the top of each breast and top with grated provolone cheese and finish with a crisp bacon strip.
  13. Bake at 350° or 325° for about 20 or 30 minutes. You can put this dish together the night before but bake longer if do so.
  14. This dish rewarms very well.

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