Friday, October 1, 2010

Italian Chicken, Mushrooms, Spinach and Linguine

This is one of my favorite Italian dishes!
It is very easy to make and tastes like you ordered a dish from a good Italian restaurant.
My husband loves it, and asks for it regularly. My two boys like it after they pick out the mushrooms and give them to my husband and I.
I like to serve the dish with fresh french bread.
So good.

Italian Chicken, Mushrooms, Spinach and Linguine
serves 6

What You Need:
-1 1/2 cups of sliced mushrooms (any variety)
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1/4 cup finely minced shallots
-1 teaspoon fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-6 chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
-salt and ground pepper
-3/4 cups purchased pesto or homemade
-6 sliced of Mozzarella cheese
-1 10 oz. package fresh spinach
-1 box of Linguine pasta

How to Make:
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a medium skillet cook mushrooms in hot oil over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add shallots, thyme, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook and stir for 1 minute more. Remove form heat.
3. Sprinkle chicken lightly with salt and pepper. Place in a baking pan. Spread chicken with pesto; top with mushroom mixture.
4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Top with cheese. Bake for 3 -5 minutes more until cheese is melted.
5. To serve, arrange chicken and mushrooms on a bed of spinach and a side of cooked linguine. Drizzle left- over sauce onto linguine.

Source: Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens


Frieda said...

Hi! I found you on the Hive and love your blog....especially your photos! You are doing an amazing job. I've added you to my reader and look forward to browsing through your recipes~

p27tfs said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................