Fancy Pants Chicken Recipe Easy Casserole

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Have you ever had Fancy Pants Chicken Recipe?  If not, you’re in for a treat. It’s an easy casserole recipe that will leave you craving for more. This recipe is made by using thin cut chicken breast pieces and topping them with sliced mushrooms, spinach, delicious seasonings and topping it with cheese.

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Fancy Pants Chicken Recipe. Photo by CookThink.

Fancy Pants Easy Chicken Casserole

Once you’ve gathered the ingredients to make this simple but tasty dish, be sure to put on your fancy pants. We don’t know where the name comes from. Or maybe it’s the chicken that wears the fancy pants. At any rate, this one’s a keeper.

Lipton’s Garlic & Herb Seasoning Mix recipe

The use of the Lipton Garlic and Herb Seasoning Mix is what brings most of the flavor to this dish. And it is wonderfully delicious! If you are not able to purchase the seasoning packet, you can mix together your own concoction using the following ingredients:

1 tablespoon marjoram
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
½ tablespoon onion powder
½ tablespoon salt
½ tablespoon thyme

Cheryl’s Fancy Pants Chicken

This fancy pants chicken recipe comes with the name Cheryl attached to it on most occasions. We actually don’t know who Cheryl is or how she became so famous with her chicken casserole recipe. But we tip our hat to her with all due respect. And we know you’re going to enjoy this meal.

Procedure: How To Make Fancy Pants Chicken

Below are the instructions for how to make this delicious chicken casserole topped with spinach, mushrooms, prosciutto and a flavorful seasoning mix that will satisfy your hunger. Just layer the ingredients, cover with foil and bake it for the instructed length of time. 

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Ingredients for Fancy Pants Chicken

2 chicken breasts sliced into thin strips
4 slices prosciutto
5 ounces of fresh spinach
8 ounces of fresh sliced mushrooms
1 ¼ ounces Lipton recipe secrets savory herb with garlic soup
½ cup white wine
¼ cup olive oil
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees.

2. Thinly slice chicken breasts and place them in the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking pan.

3. Cover chicken with prosciutto slices, top with spinach and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

4. Top with sliced mushrooms.

5. Whisk together olive oil, wine and savory herb mix. Pour over the top of the chicken.

6. Lay a piece of foil loosely over the top of the pan. Bake for 30 minutes.

7. Remove from oven and top with cheese. Bake for another 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutritional Facts

Following are the nutrition facts based on the recipe above. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and nutritional information will vary based on the ingredients used. We estimate that there are 4 servings in this recipe. Therefore, the nutrition facts are based on one-fourth of the recipe.

Here are the nutrition facts for fancy pants chicken recipe: Calories 451, Total Fat 28.4g, Saturated Fat 9.4g, Cholesterol 89mg, Sodium 422mg, Carbohydrate 6g, Dietary fiber 1.4g, Total Sugars 1.4g, Protein 39.7g

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Fancy Pants Chicken Recipe. Photo by CookThink.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Following are frequently asked questions for fancy pants chicken recipe. If you have another question that we’ve not answered here, feel free to post it in the comments and we’ll respond to you.

Can I Freeze Fancy Pants Chicken Recipe?

Yes, you can freeze fancy pants chicken recipe. Just place it in a zipped freezer bag or airtight container that is freezer safe. It can be frozen for up to three months.

Can I Make This Ahead?

Yes, you can make this recipe the night before. Just cover it with plastic wrap before baking it and place it in the refrigerator. Place your cool dish in a cool oven when baking the next day.

Can I Use Frozen Chicken?

Yes, you can use frozen chicken to make this recipe. Thin sliced chicken is best. If you chicken is thick or it is still frozen, you’ll want to increase the cook time accordingly to compensate. Remember that an internal temperature of 165F degrees indicates chicken that is done.

How Do I Store Fancy Pants Chicken Recipe?

Left over chicken casserole can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days. Or it can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.

How Long Does It Last?

This recipe is best when eaten fresh. But if you have leftovers, they will last in the refrigerator for up to three days and in the freezer for up to three months.

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Fancy Pants Chicken Recipe. Photo by CookThink.

Recipe Variations:

Following are some recipe variations for fancy pants chicken recipe.

Recipe: Slightly Fancy Pants King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Skip the white wine and Lipton seasoning and opt for a packet of instant ranch dressing or a bottle of ranch dressing in its place, and you’ve got yourself a slightly fancy pants king ranch chicken casserole.

Fancy Pants Chicken Salad

Fancy pants chicken salad can literally be any chicken salad recipe that is jazzed up to your liking and made extra fancy. For example, we like to chop up chicken to make chicken salad and then add cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt, drained crushed pineapple, dried cranberries, salted almonds, and garnishes such as rosemary, parsley, blackberries, and raspberries.

Fancy Pants Pan Chicken

Use our recipe for Fancy Pants Chicken and pan fry it instead of tossing it in the oven. The key will be that you’ll want the internal temperature of the chicken to reach 165F degrees to determine doneness.  And be careful to not allow the chicken to dry out when you’re pan frying it. Keep it covered with a lid to help keep it moist.

Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

If you’re loving the fancy pants chicken recipe of prosciutto, mushrooms and spinach, with seasoning, you can modify the presentation of this to create a stuffed chicken recipe with mushroom sauce. Just slit the chicken breast about ½ – ¾ of the way through, using a lengthwise cut.  Then mix the remaining ingredients together and stuff them inside the chicken. Top with cheese and bake as instructed.

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