Friday, January 20, 2012

Easy Bistro Chicken

This recipe is from the spring 2006 issue of Kraft Food & Family.  I've always loved this recipe when I want a dish that's flavorful but I need it in a hurry.  If you're looking for a quick, delicious meal, then try this recipe & you'll have dinner ready in a jiffy. 

2 t. vegetable oil
3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can (15 ounce) stewed tomatoes (I use petite diced)
1/4 cup Zesty Italian dressing
3 T. tomato paste (see note)
4 small boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 cup Mozzarella cheese
2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (I omit)

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium-high heat.  Add mushrooms & onions; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in tomatoes with their liquid, the dressing & tomato paste.
Add chicken; cover.  Reduce heat to medium-low.  Simmer 12 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through & no longer pink. 

Sprinkle with cheese & bacon; simmer, uncovered 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. 

Kraft suggests serving over cooked rice, but we prefer serving over cooked pasta.
Makes 4 servings.

NOTE:  What to do with leftover tomato paste?  Freeze tablespoon- size portions on wax paper.  When frozen, transfer to freezer- proof bags to use later in other recipes.

I am sharing this with:
Mix It Up Monday!
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday


  1. These looks like it must have a tremendous amount of flavor.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. my gosh does this look great!! I love Italian food, this is superb!

  3. I'm so glad you visited my blog & took the time to leave a comment! I see you have many yummy recipes on your blog. I'm following you now so I can see all the wonderful cooking ideas you share.


  4. Thanks so much for your sweet comments.

    I am so happy you stopped by and that I have had a chance to look at your blog. Your food looks so good, and I will check your site regularly, because I love to cook, too. I didn't have a cookbook when I was in second grade, but I did publish a book about my mother and her food last year!

    I am following your blog -- follow me?


  5. This recipe sounds great - it's getting pinned!

  6. This looks fantastic! I'm always looking for new ways to prepare chicken. These flavors seem like they will compliment each other very nicely. I can't wait to try it. Thanks!

    With 4 other bloggers, we launched a blog hop yesterday. I'd love for you to share this or any other recipe. It's open until Sunday. You can find it at

  7. This looks delicious; I love new chicken recipes :) Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday, I hope to see you next week too!

  8. Hi Kitty,
    This is an awesome recipe, it looks like it would just melt in your mouth, a great combination of flavor. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Can't wait to see you next week! Hope you have a wonderful week end and come back soon.
    Miz Helen

  9. Oh how I LOOOOVE simple & delicious recipes...this looks wonderfully yummy. We eat a lot of chicken and will have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing.

  10. This sounds like a wonderful recipe! I have some leftover chicken and noodles from previous meals, maybe I will use them tonight for supper :) My husband would LOVE this recipe!

    Thanks for sharing.



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