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Chicken Capri

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It’s my dad’s birthday today (Happy Birthday Daddy), and for the last 6 or so years I have made him a home cooked birthday dinner. We usually have Chicken Capri, it’s his favorite dish from a local restaurant and I love it too. I’ve adapted the recipe to make it as low carb as possible. I think changing it has added more flavor and everyone loved it tonight, as usual! It’s easy to make and smothered in a white wine and cheese sauce….Mmmmmm….here’s the recipe.

What you need;
4 chicken breast (yes, there are 5 in the picture, the sauce could easily accomodate 6 chicken breast for a larger crowd)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup dry or semi dry white wine
1/2 cup provel cheese (if you don’t live around St. Louis you won’t have provel cheese so use an Italian blend)
1 lemon
Salt & Pepper

How to make;
Cut lemon in half, juice one half into a bowl, rub the other half on both sides of each chicken breast. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Pour 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese in a shallow dish and dip each chicken breast in the parmesan cheese until lightly coated. Brown chicken on both sides (do not cook thru).

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While chicken is browning, mix the wine, cream of chicken soup and left over parmesan cheese from dipping the chicken with the lemon juice from earlier. You must use the parmesan cheese in this dish, it has touched raw chicken and must be cooked in this dish or thrown away. I usually add a few more shakes of parmesan for good measure 🙂 season the sauce with a little pepper. Once the chicken is browned, put it in a casserole dish, cover with sauce, top with provel cheese, cover with foil and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

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After 25 minutes, remove foil and let bake another 5-10 minutes until the cheese and sauce are bubbly. I traditionally serve with broccoli and a salad but if you aren’t low carb, make some kind of bread to soak up all of that delicious sauce!

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This picture doesn’t do this dish any justice, a perfectly cooked and seasoned, juicy and moist chicken breast smothered in a cheesy white wine sauce topped with more cheese……is your mouth watering? 🙂