Chicken meat is inexpensive, while it is dietary, especially when it comes to skinless chicken breast. However, to make chops from chicken breast, some housewives are not at risk, realizing that chicken fillets are lean and can be dry and tough. However, having picked up a successful recipe and having learned a few secrets, even an inexperienced hostess can cook juicy and tender chops from chicken. Chicken breast chops with mushrooms and cheese are always delicious and appetizing. This dish is also suitable for a festive table, although the simplicity of its preparation allows you to feed your family at least every day.
Fears of hostesses about the dryness of chicken fillet justified. Therefore, for the preparation of delicious dishes from it you need to know a few subtleties.
- If the meat is thawed incorrectly, it loses a lot of moisture, it becomes dry. This happens if to accelerate the thawing put the meat in warm water or reheat in the microwave. In fact, thaw meat should be gradually. Let it melt in the fridge and stand for a while at room temperature. Then it will remain almost as juicy as it was subjected to freezing. However, in the case of chicken breast it is better not to risk it and to give preference to chilled fillet when buying.
- Chicken meat fibers are delicate, so cutting it into chops is not necessarily across the grain, but you still need to beat it off. To chops do not lose their integrity, chicken fillet on them is better to cut enough thick layers, at least a centimeter. It is better to beat off poultry meat with that side of the culinary hammer, where the bulges are larger. It is desirable to do this through the package. Due to this, the hammer will not stick to the meat and tear it, and the meat spray will not fly all over the kitchen.
- To make the meat more delicate and fragrant, it is not baked immediately, but let it lie down with smeared sauce or spices so that it is saturated with their flavors.
- It doesn’t take long to make chicken breast chops. In order not to overdry them, you should follow the recommendations given in the recipe. With the same purpose, put chicken chops in the oven should be already when it is well warmed.
The sauce also allows you to make chicken breast chops more succulent. Recipes for cooking them with mushrooms and cheese usually include it. The mushrooms themselves also give the dish juiciness.
Chicken chops with mushrooms and cheese
- chicken breast fillet - 0, 5-0, 6 kg;
- fresh champignons - 0, 3 kg;
- Russian cheese or equivalent - 0, 2 kg;
- mayonnaise - 100 ml;
- refined vegetable oil - how much will go;
- salt, seasoning for chicken - to taste.
Method of preparation:
- Wash chicken fillet, pat dry. Cut each piece lengthwise in half. Place the pieces in the bag, repel from both sides, but not too hard, so as not to damage the fibers.
- Remove the chops from the bag, rub with salt and seasoning. Leave on for 10-15 minutes so that the chicken is soaked with the aromas of spices.
- Smear the baking sheet with vegetable oil and place chops on it.
- Wash champignons, blot with paper napkins, cut into plates of about 3 mm.
- Put mushroom plates on chops.
- Lubricate the preparation with mayonnaise.
- Finely rub the cheese, sprinkle them chops.
- Heat the oven to 180-200 degrees. Put a pan of chicken chops in it and bake them for 20 minutes.
It remains only to put chops on a dish and serve. You can serve chops and portions, spreading the plates with a side dish.
Chicken breast chops with mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese
- chicken breast fillet - 0, 6 kg;
- onions - 0, 2 kg;
- mushrooms (white or champignons) - 0, 35 kg;
- hard cheese - 0, 2 kg;
- tomatoes - 0, 2 kg;
- sour cream - 100 ml;
- vegetable oil - how much will leave;
- salt, pepper - to taste.
Method of preparation:
- Prepare chops by washing and drying the fillets, cutting them in half lengthways and tapping them on both sides with a culinary hammer.
- Marinate the chicken meat by rubbing it with salt and pepper.
- Wash, dry and dice mushrooms.
- Cut the peeled onion in small pieces.
- Heat the vegetable oil in the pan, put onions and mushrooms in it, fry them until the excess moisture evaporates.
- Put the mushrooms and onions in a plate, lightly salt and mix with sour cream.
- Cut tomatoes into thin, round slices. To prevent the juice from flowing out of them, it is better to cut with a special knife with small teeth.
- Grease the baking dish with butter, put the chicken breast chops on it.
- Top with mushrooms and sour cream. Smooth with a spoon.
- Cover with sliced tomatoes.
- Sprinkle with grated cheese.
- After heating the oven to 180-200 degrees, place chops in it for 25 minutes.
The dish turns out so tasty and beautiful, it smells so tempting that it is not a shame to put it on the festive table. Despite the fact that the dish includes mushrooms and tomatoes, a side dish is still needed. Well in harmony with this dish potatoes. You can submit it in baked or boiled form, as well as mashed potatoes.
Chicken breast chops with mushrooms and cheese - a delicate, fragrant and appetizing-looking dish. You can prepare it not only on a weekday, but also for the holiday. It will decorate the table and at the same time it will not be too expensive.