Friday, July 29, 2011

Holy Cheese Fungus Bird (Swiss Mushroom Chicken)

If there are two things I love on my chicken, they are mysterious cheese and edible fungus.

This is one of the most simple and most healthy recipies we have done so far..and pretty much all of our recipes are simple and healthy. Westin cooked this one; the recipe is courtesy of

Before we begin, I have a special message for those of you who are already crying in your chairs, "I don't like mushrooms!" My message is this:

But seriously. Assuming that all mushrooms taste the same all the time is like assuming Lindsey Lohan has always been a high-strung's simply not true. She didn't start until she was 9. That being said, there are a LOT of mushrooms in this recipe.

If you're really freaking out, just make it without the mushrooms, and this recipe will still be a ridiculously simple, but tasty way to bake your chicken. (Get it..baked..Lindsey Lohan..)

To begin this crack-free recipe, you'll need this stuff:

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 cloves crushed garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 chopped green onion
1 8 oz package fresh mushrooms (sliced)
4 slices Swiss cheese

Ignore the cajun seasoning in the picture.
I decided not to use it.

Once you've chopped your green onion and sliced your mushrooms, do this:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine oil and garlic in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Add chicken breasts and coat well with the oil and garlic. Sprinkle with the vinegar.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove chicken from oven and cover with green onion and mushrooms; then add a few more sprinkles of oil and vinegar and return dish to oven for 10-15 minutes more. Remove from oven and immediately place 1 slice of cheese on top of each chicken breast; cheese will melt. Serve immediately.
*Note: The recipe lady and I disagree slightly on this last step. Rather than re-bake the chicken, I took it out of the oven after 25 minutes, added everything on step 4, then returned to the oven for 10 more minutes, and it turned out a-ok. I don't want to Lindsey Lohan your chicken..sorry, I mean over-bake.

THAT'S IT. Ohmahgawsh it's so easy. Enjoy! When you're done, it should look something like this:

Cost of this meal per serving: I don't remember, but less than a gram of crack, I bet.
Status of Basil plant: Flourishing, but slightly bored.

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