Baked Chicken Breast with Mushrooms is a great dinner for any night of the week. It only takes 5 minutes to prep it and about 30 to bake. Pop it in the oven, make a simple side dish or two, and feed your family a delicious and nutritious dinner.
The next time 5 pm rolls around and you are staring at a package of chicken breasts wondering what to do with them give this recipe a try.
My secret ingredient for getting a rich and creamy sauce into dairy-free savory dishes is mayonnaise. I cut back on eating dairy a couple of months ago, I stalled my post-baby weight loss with an abundance of cheese and heavy cream, but really missed that creamy cheesiness. I came up with my baked smothered pork chop recipe to fulfill my comfort food craving while I was limiting dairy.
After a couple weeks of indulgence around Easter, I need to get back on track and try a bit harder to lose the baby weight. My mom came to visit while my husband was working late and we were planning on ordering pizza. No pizza for me. Not even fat head pizza since that is all cheese. I took a couple chicken breasts out of the freezer but really wanted a creamy sauce to go with them. I added mushrooms sun-dried tomatoes and mayo for the cream factor and a delicious dinner was born. In the time it took to pick up the pizza and my son's friend for soccer I had a fabulous chicken breast in oven entree ready and waiting.
This was so good I didn't even mind watching everyone else chow down on pizza. The next day I added cauliflower rice to the leftovers and they were just as good!
This Baked Chicken Breast with Mushrooms is extremely versatile. You can switch out the mushrooms and/or sun-dried tomatoes for other vegetables of your choice. A little bit of spinach and artichokes would be fabulous. Or kalamata olives and fresh tomatoes. Or chopped zucchini and scallions.
Take the simple base recipe of chicken breasts slathered with mayo and tweak it to your heart's content.
Onto the big questions my readers I always get about baking chicken breast.
How to cook chicken breast in oven? How to bake chicken breast? How long to bake chicken breast?
It is very, very easy to cook chicken breasts in the oven. The only had part is not overcooking them. I tend to err on the side of caution and whip out my handy meat thermometer as soon as they start to look done. The trick is to temp them every few minutes once they are in the 140s to make sure you don't dry them out.
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Add the chicken breasts. Add the mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, mayo, and salt on top of the chicken. Mix together.
- Bake for 30 min or until the chicken is 160 degrees when checked with a meat thermometer.