Well, apparently all my hints and this Valentine's day meal worked, because Morgan informed me that we will be attending the Beyonce concert in Nashville this summer- sqquueeee! Ha, he also informed me that if any of my friends want to escort me instead of himself, he all be quite pleased to sit in the hotel bar and wait for the concert to be through. Seriously. Let me know if you want to shake it with me. Club level shaking.
Anyway, this simple to prepare meal was a very popular dinner for my overworked husband last Thursday. He was working on a huge project last week culminating in a 23 hour day, so I wanted to cater to his taste for a relaxed dinner. He had seconds/possibly thirds, and demanded this dish into the rotation.
Next time, I will make it with an actual cream sauce/some sort of substitute for the cream of chicken soup- I had no time for experimentation nor room for failure last week.
(I believe this recipe is similar to "Swiss Chicken", which I have never prepared so I cannot say for sure. Mine is adapted from a recipe in "Taste of the South's Comfort Food". I know I go on about these magazines, but if you see any Taste of the South Collector's Edition, snatch it up!)
Chardonnay Beyonce Love Chicken
4 chicken breasts
salt and pepper
6-8 slices prosciutto or thinly sliced Italian ham
4-6 slices Provolone cheese
1 can cream of chicken
1/4 generous cup white wine
1. Put the oven on to 350 degrees, Spray a 13x9 baking dish with PAM, and place the chicken in the dish. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Lay the ham on top of the chicken- cutting the pieces if needed to fully cover the chicken, then top with the provolone.
2. In a small bowl whisk together the soup and the wine until combined. pour over the chicken, and sprinkle with paprika.
3. Bake uncovered about 40 minutes.
Serve with wild rice (perfect for sopping up that winey sauce), and a steamed green vegetable. Broccoli is an excellent foil to that rich sauce, ham and cheese.
Prepare, serve, let the compliments flow, and practice that booty shaking.
I fear for those behind me in Jazzercise the next few months as I work on my shaking.