Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Chicken with Wine Sauce....and/or Beer Sauce

Monday, December 7, 2009

Chicken with Wine Sauce....and/or Beer Sauce

So, I have to admit I stole this one from Paula Deen. My parents went to Savannah, GA a couple years back and visited her restaurant The Lady & Sons (www.ladyandsons.com). They brought back a cookbook of hers for me (autographed!) and also said they tasted some of the best pecan pie they'd ever had.

I had most of the indgredients on hand and only substituted two things! Instead of the swiss cheese, I used muenster, which I think tastes somewhat in between swiss and monteray jack. And instead of the white wine I used beer. I know! I just couldn't bring myself to load up a 3 month old in the cold and snow and head to the small town grocery store for a bottle of white wine. I'm sure it would have been a sight though....unshowered, stay-at-home mom with a bottle of wine in one hand and a baby in the other. Actually, come to think of it, I might of fit right in:) And don't laugh at our choice of beer - the hubby is on a kick of drinking cheap beer.

Anyway, the meal turned out good! I would recommend not adding any salt to the recipe as the beer and stuffing made it pretty salty. Next time I'm going to try it with the wine, even if I have to trek out of the house. As a side I also made up my roasted potatoes....which I think we have at least once a week.

Chicken with Wine Sauce (or you can choose my option - Beer Sauce)


3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 c. white wine/beer
4 slices swiss cheese
1/2 pkg. chicken flavored stuffing (I put the rest in the freezer for a later date...)
pepper, to taste
butter, to taste (always butter in a Paula Deen recipe!)

Spray bottom of 9x13 pan with cooking spray and place chicken in pan. Sprinkle with pepper. Cover chicken breasts with sliced cheese. Mix together soup and wine/beer and pour over chicken. Sprinkle stuffing on top and dot with butter.

Bake in 375 degree oven for 40 min. You may need to bake a little longer if you have large, thick chicken breasts, but mine were fairly small.

Oven Roasted Potatoes
3-4 baking potatoes
garlic powder
pepper
olive oil

Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Dice potatoes into chunks. Sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil. Take hands and mix, coating the potatoes with all the oil.

Bake in 375 degree oven for 40 min, or until golden brown and crispy.

Both of these dishes can be baked right beside each other, for the exact amount of time. Makes it very easy!

Enjoy!

Ally

3 comments:

  1. This looks really good and pretty simple! Even I can do it! We also have the roasted potatoes a lot and I always mix mine up in a ziploc bag so my hands don't get messy. I hate messy:)

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  2. Good idea with the ziploc bag...I should try that! Is this really Jordan replying or Nicky? Thanks for reading my posts and thanks ahead of time for babysitting Drake on Saturday!

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  3. This looks really good and pretty simple! Even I can do it! We also have the roasted potatoes a lot and I always mix mine up in a ziploc bag so my hands don't get messy. I hate messy:)

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