This is a main dish that I have served at wedding dinners. It is my all-time best recipe. I serve it with rice pilaf, salad, and French bread.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt one tablespoon of butter in large heavy skillet. Add olive oil and swirl together with the butter. Add chicken and saute until chicken pieces are browned and juices run clear. Turn pieces to brown evenly while sauteing. Place chicken breasts in 9x13 baking dish and set aside.

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  • Melt 4 tablespoons of butter until foamy. Stir in flour, and cook for three minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly add cream and chicken broth. Continue stirring and cooking until smooth and thickened. Season sauce with Morton(R) Kosher Salt, black pepper, Parmesan cheese, hot pepper sauce and herbs. Set aside.

  • Saute mushrooms in remaining two tablespoons of butter. Add sherry and cook until reduced. Place mushrooms over the chicken. Pour the sauce over the chicken and mushrooms. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes, then sprinkle with almonds, and return to oven for 10 minutes. Peel and slice avocados lengthwise and place over chicken before serving.

Note:

Morton teamed up with Allrecipes.com to host a Kosher salt recipe contest. This recipe was the winner in the main dish category. It appeared on the box of Morton(R) Kosher salt.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; 30.2 g total fat; 111 mg cholesterol; 469 mg sodium. 13 g carbohydrates; 34.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2006
Interesting! Chicken with gravy but with a twist: spicy heat for a Southwestern kick; Grana cheese for an Italian twist; almonds and avocados for contrasting textures and flavors. It really worked. One person called it "housewifey." Overall a unique creative blend of flavors you might not think would go well together but they did. When I make this again I will probably go the "healthy" route. i.e. replace the cream with starchy "thickeners" that may be handy and sautee with olive or soy oil rather than butter. To save time you don't need to sautee chicken until done - you can brown quickly and then let the chicken finish cooking in the assembled dish when it is in the oven. Also nothing beats home made chicken broth for extra flavor (defatted low-sodium). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2007
This one isn't going to make it into the rotation. I'd say we're fairly adventerous with our tastes but nothing about this was really all that special. It didn't seem like a "casserole" to me really - we served it with pasta to utilize the sauce. The sauce was decent but kind of ho-hum. The nuts in the dish didn't really add much other than calories. The avocados - I like them but they seemed to get lost in the other flavors. I found this to be just very average and I won't make it again. Read More
(20)
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  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2006
Interesting! Chicken with gravy but with a twist: spicy heat for a Southwestern kick; Grana cheese for an Italian twist; almonds and avocados for contrasting textures and flavors. It really worked. One person called it "housewifey." Overall a unique creative blend of flavors you might not think would go well together but they did. When I make this again I will probably go the "healthy" route. i.e. replace the cream with starchy "thickeners" that may be handy and sautee with olive or soy oil rather than butter. To save time you don't need to sautee chicken until done - you can brown quickly and then let the chicken finish cooking in the assembled dish when it is in the oven. Also nothing beats home made chicken broth for extra flavor (defatted low-sodium). Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2006
Interesting! Chicken with gravy but with a twist: spicy heat for a Southwestern kick; Grana cheese for an Italian twist; almonds and avocados for contrasting textures and flavors. It really worked. One person called it "housewifey." Overall a unique creative blend of flavors you might not think would go well together but they did. When I make this again I will probably go the "healthy" route. i.e. replace the cream with starchy "thickeners" that may be handy and sautee with olive or soy oil rather than butter. To save time you don't need to sautee chicken until done - you can brown quickly and then let the chicken finish cooking in the assembled dish when it is in the oven. Also nothing beats home made chicken broth for extra flavor (defatted low-sodium). Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2008
OK...well this was dinner tonight and it was awesome! I noted all the advise they other people had tried...I used half and half instead of cream (cut those calories!) Butter substitute...again we are heathly eaters here. Sliced the chicken so its smaller fillets. I used 3 mushroom mix pre cut in the produce section gives great flavor rather than just using plan button mushrooms. Served with a little Motz. cheese on the side (boyfriend loves cheese. I cut the avacado into chunks and put it on top of the chicken with the mushrooms and put the sauce on top. Also served with fresh roasted red pepper brown rice. I would totally serve this again! Thanks for this recipe! Its awesome! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2007
This one isn't going to make it into the rotation. I'd say we're fairly adventerous with our tastes but nothing about this was really all that special. It didn't seem like a "casserole" to me really - we served it with pasta to utilize the sauce. The sauce was decent but kind of ho-hum. The nuts in the dish didn't really add much other than calories. The avocados - I like them but they seemed to get lost in the other flavors. I found this to be just very average and I won't make it again. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2011
Looking for something differenct I made this for dinner last night. It got RAVE reviews! My husband isn't hard to please but is very hard to get a 5 star rating from. He said that this was 5 stars EASILY. I used less chicken & made more gravy. Also lightly salt peppered & garliced prior to browning - then used less salt in gravy. Tossed in a couple of dashes of red pepper as well. This one is definitely going into our rotation but I think that when the family is over I'm going to make it more "casserole-y". I think I'll cube the chicken then brown & follow the rest of the recipe like normal. The chunks of chicken in the delicious sauce can be served over a bed of brown rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2012
Preeettty good I didn't have almonds so I crunched up some croutons and had that as my crunch factor not as healthy but still good. There was just one thing missing in my opinion.. Garlic! I used it to season my chicken as I pan fried it my mushrooms and a small amount in the sauce as well. I made it over jasmine rice and the turnout was successful. next time i might cook the rice and place that under the chicken to let the drippings do their thing. thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2008
This is amazing. Very rich-tasting! Our regular special-occasion meal Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2007
I just made this recipe just as written but cut in half. It was absolutely great! This one has gone onto my list of things to serve special guests! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2008
This was awesome! Though the gravy was just enough for 4 chicken breasts so I can't imagine it working for the 8 pieces it asked for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2006
This is a fantastic unusual recipe. We used a lower fat version by using benicol butter and fat free half and half. Great flavor and even my 9 year old enjoyed it. Read More
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