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Breast of Chicken in Madeira Sauce

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  Long grain white rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Chicken breasts 3 Pound
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Shallots 2 , sliced
  Mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound, washed cut in half lengthwise
  Dried thyme leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Dry madeira wine 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon
  Light cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Natural swiss cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 375F.

2. Cook rice with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 3-1/3 cups water as package label directs.
3. Wipe chicken breasts with damp paper towels.
4. With sharp knife cut breasts in half carefully remove skin and bone, keeping chicken breast intact.
5. In large skillet in hot butter cook shallots for several minutes.
6. Add chicken breasts and brown well over medium heat, about 10 minutes on each side.
7. Add mushrooms, thyme, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes.
8. Turn rice into a lightly buttered, 2-quart shallow casserole.
9. Arrange chicken breasts, overlapping slightly, down center of casserole and arrange mushrooms around chicken.
10. In same skillet, pour wine into drippings and stir to dissolve browned bits in pan.
11. Dissolve cornstarch in 2 tablespoons light cream.
12. Add heavy cream, rest of light cream and cornstarch to wine mixture and bring just to boiling stirring.
13. Remove from heat and add cheese.
14. Spoon half of sauce over chicken and bake in oven 10 to 12 minutes.
15. Run under broiler several minutes to brown slightly.

16. Sprinkle with parsley reheat rest of sauce and serve along with casserole.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1239 Calories from Fat 486

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 55 g85%

Saturated Fat 32.9 g164.6%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 365.6 mg121.9%

Sodium 432.7 mg18%

Total Carbohydrates 69 g22.9%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.8%

Sugars 2.5 g

Protein 97 g193.8%

Vitamin A 51.5% Vitamin C 29%

Calcium 43.1% Iron 32.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Breast Of Chicken In Madeira Sauce Recipe