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European   -   Chicken Breasts Geneva   adapted from unknown

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Ingredients
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter or margarine (1/2
  • 4 Slices Boiled ham -- cut into thin
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Stalk celery -- cut into thin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black pepper -- strips (2-inch-long)
  • 2 Small Carrots, peeled -- cut into
  • 4 Whole chicken breasts (4 -- thin strips
  • 1 Medium Yellow onion -- finely chopped
  • 4 Thin slices Swiss cheese
Directions Preheat the broiler. Skin and bone the chicken breasts. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and 2 tablespoons of the oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the celery, carrots, onion and ham. reduce the heat and cook, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The vegetables should not brown. Blend the salt, pepper and flour in a small bowl.
Remove the vegetables to a plate and keep warm. In the same skillet, heat the remaining butter and oil over medium-high heat. Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour mixture and shake off any excess. Place the meat in the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes on each side to brown. Reduce the heat to medium if necessary, to prevent burning.
Arrange the chicken pieces in a foil-lined 15-by 10-by 1-inch baking pan.
Divide the vegetable mixture evenly and top each piece of chicken. Place a slice of cheese on top of the vegetables. Broil just until the cheese melts. Do not let the cheese burn.
Makes 4 servings of 500 calories each.
[ Reader's Digest Quick Thrifty Cooking; 1985 ]
Posted by Fred Peters.
Serves 4
Time to Make 0:00



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