This chicken recipe can be prepared in under an hour from start to finish. I did use Gruyere and not swiss cheese. Gruyere is more expensive than swiss so I think next time I might try swiss. In place of spring onions I just used green onions. I also used baby bella mushrooms instead of button mushrooms. One last substitution was bourbon in place of the brandy.
Here is the original recipe.
- 4 skinless chicken breasts
- 4 tablespoons flour ( for dusting)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 lb button mushrooms, sliced
- 3 spring onions, sliced
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1 tablespoon brandy
- 3/4 cup grated gruyere cheese
- fresh ground black pepper
- Flatten chicken breasts until 1/2 inch thick (I use heel of my hand).
- Dust the breasts with the flour, shaking off any excess.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Transfer to a lined baking tray and cover with foil.
- Add the mushrooms and spring onions to the frying pan and cook for 2 minutes or until the spring onion is soft.
- Add the cream and brandy and bring to the boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute or until the sauce reduces slightly, season with salt and the freshly ground black pepper.
- Spoon the sauce over the chicken and top with the cheese.
- Place under a hot grill until cheese melts and begins to brown.
This is what my chicken breasts looked liked after I flattened them. I find they cook better, faster & more even when they are about 1/2 inch thick. It does not say to season the chicken but I did add a little salt and pepper to the flour.
Do not skip dusting the chicken breasts with flour. Also do not clean out the skillet after you have taken the chicken out.
I love the combination of the mushrooms and green onions!!!!! Look at the bright colors. You may have to add a little more olive oil to the skillet to cook the mushrooms and onions. I did cook them longer than the 2 minutes it said in the recipe. I like my mushrooms a little bit softer than they were after cooking for only 2 minutes. Use your own judgement here.
Just look at the color of the sauce. Next comes the best part!!!!!
Look at all the cheesy goodness!!! Get ready to dig in…….