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Chicken Neapolitan

I often prepare a weeks worth of recipes on the weekend and freeze them so I can quickly have dinner ready for our hungry teenage boys after one of their many sports activities. Served over noodles, this moist chicken with a flavorful sauce is a favorite.—Joan Williams, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup red wine or beef broth
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato bisque soup, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Hot cooked noodles or rice
  • Sliced ripe olives and minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in batches, uncovered, on both sides until a thermometer reads 170%deg;. Remove chicken; keep warm. Add mushrooms and onion to skillet; cook until golden, 8-10 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Add wine; increase heat to medium-high. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Pour in soup; add basil and oregano. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Return chicken to skillet. Simmer, uncovered, until heated through. Serve with noodles or rice. If desired, sprinkle with halved ripe olives and parsley.
  • Freeze option: Using a slotted spoon, remove four chicken breast halves and half of vegetables to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Pour half of wine mixture over chicken in dish. Cool and freeze for up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Bake, covered, at 350° until heated through, 35-40 minutes. Serve with noodles or rice, adding olives and parsley if desired.

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