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Chicken Mushroom Melts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

16 appetizers

These crisp, cheesy melts look special and taste great! "On busy weeknights, I like to serve these with a salad for a satisfying meal. But they make hearty appetizers as well," notes Sandra Futros of Dugald, Manitoba.
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound medium fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 16 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken and mushrooms in oil for 5 minutes. Stir in soy sauce; cook 7 minutes longer. Stir in cream; cook for 4-6 minutes or until sauce is thickened (do not boil).
  2. In a small bowl, combine butter and garlic; spread over bread. Place buttered side up on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Top each slice with 1/4 cup chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 228 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.

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