Thursday, April 8, 2010

Another great chicken recipe...

Chicken Gismonda. We loved this one! Really loved it. Spinach. Cheese. Mushrooms. Has a little bit of everything! Left the cheese off for Miss Picky. Definitely another keeper recipe! I used whole and chopped mushrooms, and added a splash of Madeira with the mushrooms! I served it with a side of anelletti pasta, mixed with a little bit of the mushrooms, a little Parmesan, some chopped tomato and a little bit of olive oil! That was a good improvisation of just throwing things together. Great dinner and it took less then 45 minutes. Maybe 30 but who's counting?

Chicken Gismonda
Source: The Los Angeles Times - created by the Rangoon Racquet Club, Beverly Hills
Printable Recipe

2 whole chicken breasts, boned and split (I used thin-sliced chicken cutlets)
salt and pepper
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (plain)
1/2 cup butter or margarine (I did half butter, half olive oil)
2 pound spinach; cleaned and stemmed (I used frozen chopped spinach)
1 cup minced mushrooms (I whizzed in the food processor)
a splash or two of Madeira or Sherry
shredded mozzarella cheese
whole mushrooms (optional)

Season chicken to taste with salt and pepper. Roll in bread crumbs and saute in 4 tablespoons butter in skillet until cooked through.

Meanwhile, blanch spinach in boiling water 1 minute. Drain. Brown half of remaining butter in another skillet and saute spinach until just tender. Remove chicken from pan and add remaining butter. Add minced mushrooms and saute until light brown. A little salt and pepper to taste. Pour in a little Madeira and saute until it's reduced a bit.

Place spinach in a large baking dish that can go under the broiler. Arrange chicken breasts over the spinach and cover with the mushrooms. Drizzle butter remaining in the pan over chicken and mushrooms. Top with mozzarella cheese and place under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Garnish with whole mushrooms, if desired.


  1. This one looks good - what, Miss Picky doesn't like cheese? That's the best part :)

  2. How funny that we both posted recipes from the Los Angeles Times today! They have some of the best recipes and yours is no exception - it looks and sounds wonderful, Carol.

  3. First I thought maybe you just made up this name.. ;)
    It does really look good..and making it in 30-45 minutes is definitely a plus!

  4. Carol, you have more chicken recipes than some of my cookbooks! This one sounds good, too. Maybe next week.

  5. J doesn't like cheese? So no Pizza for her?? Oh my!
    Looks delicious!

  6. You are the Chicken Guru aren't you. Thanks for this new recipe - I'll definitely be making it! I'm back home and catching up on reading blogs and as usual will be saving some of your recipes!

  7. Fantastic, I am going to try this. Thank you. a new visitor.


  8. That looks delicious! I love the madeira in it imparts such a rich flavor.
    Keep the chicken recipes coming, Carol. I love them!

  9. Thanks for all the nice comments, I really appreciate them :)

  10. Chicken, mushrooms and spinach! Yummy! This sounds and looks so good.

  11. This looks and sounds awesome. Will have to remember it when I'm looking for something different to do with chicken.


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