I've been making this for over 10 years and it is always a hit. Great with rice pilaf and Brussels sprouts.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a shallow dish or bowl, combine 4 tablespoons flour, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Coat chicken breasts with the flour mixture. In a large skillet, brown the coated chicken in 1/4 cup of butter or margarine. Add the water, cover and let simmer covered for 25 to 30 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • When chicken breasts are done simmering, remove from the skillet and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish; save drippings. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and half-and-half. Mix together and stir mixture into reserved drippings in skillet. Bring to a simmer, stirring, and cook until thick and bubbly. Add mushrooms and lemon juice and stir together. Pour sauce over chicken and bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 30 minutes

  • Sprinkle with cheese and bake 3-5 minutes more until cheese melts.

Nutrition Facts

414 calories; 24.5 g total fat; 137 mg cholesterol; 911 mg sodium. 9.9 g carbohydrates; 37.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
This chicken was so tender and juicy. My Kids and husband ate it ALL! I even forgot to put the cheese on top and they devoured it! This has just become a staple in my home. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2007
Hmm..this was ok. Seemed like a lot of work to bread them and brown them only to drown them in sauce which made them soggy. It wasn't inedible just not a lot of flavor considering the paprika and butter and cream. Lovely color though and my guests liked it but most likely won't make it again. Read More
(6)
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
This chicken was so tender and juicy. My Kids and husband ate it ALL! I even forgot to put the cheese on top and they devoured it! This has just become a staple in my home. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
This chicken was so tender and juicy. My Kids and husband ate it ALL! I even forgot to put the cheese on top and they devoured it! This has just become a staple in my home. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2005
This recipe is fantastic but very fattening! I substituted 1% milk for the half and half and used a no fat cheese and cut the butter by a tsp.and increased the flour a little bit for thickening It was still Fantastic!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2008
Great recipe. I agree that it is rich. I seasoned the chicken with salt garlic powder and black pepper. Used a little more flour and per other's recommendations I doubled the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
This recipe was very good except i no i will double the sauce next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
I can't stop raving about this recipe. The lemon juice gives it that extra kick. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
I made this tonight and it got great reviews from my family. My 3 year old really enjoyed it. It is a lovely company recipe. The hint of lemon was a nice touch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
This was so delicious! The best part was how moist the chicken was! I added as many mushrooms as I thought the sauce would hold. I think next time I will also add some asparagus to the sauce. I also forgot to put the cheese on and it was so good without it I don't believe I'll be adding the cheese in the future. Thanks for such an easy and delicious recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2007
amazingly delicious for the ingredients.. i made it once just to see and my family has demanded it again and again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2004
We thought this was good. I was disappointed in the lack of flavor of the sauce so I added a little bit of garlic powder and a splash of white wine. It helped a bit. I also think the chicken was a little bit drier than I would have liked (which confuses me because it was cooked in liquid). I do like how the dish looks. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2007
Hmm..this was ok. Seemed like a lot of work to bread them and brown them only to drown them in sauce which made them soggy. It wasn't inedible just not a lot of flavor considering the paprika and butter and cream. Lovely color though and my guests liked it but most likely won't make it again. Read More
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