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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Country Club Chicken

A few notes about this dinner.

First off, it is very tasty. Tender chicken is baked in a bacon, onion and mushroom sauce, with diced apple and white cheddar.

Second - I will do a few things different the next time I make this. I think a penne or similar size noodle might be preferable to a spaghetti noodle for this, as the sauce was quite thick and doesn't work that well with thin noodles.

Third - It does use a canned soup, which I know some people hate. Go ahead and make a from scratch condensed mushroom soup if you like, but personally I don't mind cream of mushroom soup. Other varities of condensed soups from a can I find pretty gross tasting, but mushroom is one I can get on board with. I used a golden mushroom which is why there is a yellow hue to the sauce in the picture, but I think next time I make this I will stick with regular ol' plain condensed mushroom.

That's all I got. Enjoy!

Country Club Chicken
Makes 4-6 servings

  • 4 or 5 slices bacon
  • 1 c. diced onions 
  • 1 carton of sliced mushrooms, about 6 ounces, cleaned
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced (whatever variety you prefer, golden delicious is good)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 large chicken breasts 
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • 2 (10.75 oz) cans of cream of mushroom 
  • 1/4 c. white wine (You can sub. chicken broth if you don't drink wine)
  • 2/3 c. grated sharp white cheddar
  • 1 pound of penne (or spaghetti noodles, or any other variety of noodle you like)
  • extra garnish: crumbled bacon, herbs or cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 350-f. Cook the bacon and transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Leave the grease in the pan. Season the chicken breasts well with salt and pepper. Cook in the bacon drippings for a minute or two, or until lightly browned on each side. Transfer to a lightly sprayed large casserole dish.

2. Add the vegetable oil to the pan and saute the onions for about 3 minutes, then add the sliced mushrooms and diced apple. Saute over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Season lightly with salt and pepper and add the crumbled bacon to the pan. Add the wine and soup, stirring to combine. Add the cheese and stir.

3. Pour the sauce over the chicken breast and bake for 30 minutes. When the chicken is almost done, prepare the noodles. Garnish with herbs of your choice, more bacon or cheese and serve.

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  1. Yuuuuummy! I like everything about it, and I think canned mushroom soup isn't bad at all! I may have to Pin this one;)
    Merry Christmas!

  2. I would use Cream of Chicken (just our preference) and I would not add the apple.

  3. Do you baked this covered or uncovered?

    1. I baked this uncovered. If you are worried about it getting too brown, keep an eye on it and cover it if needed for the last few minutes.

  4. When do you use the 2 Tbsp of olive oil? I keep reading the recipe and I'm not able to find it. Sorry. :/

    1. Sorry about leaving that out. I add that along with the onions.


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