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Title: Zesty Italian Chicken (Microwave)
Categories: Italian Poultry
Yield: 6 Servings

2tbMargarine or butter
1/2tsDried sage, crushed
3 Whole chicken breasts (about 2 1/4 lbs), skinned,
  Boned and halved lengthwise
1 Green pepper, cut in thin strips
1/3cSliced fresh mushrooms
15ozTomato sauce (1 can)
1 1/2tsDried oregano, crushed
1/2tsGarlic powder
1/2tsLemon pepper
6 Thin slices Swiss cheese
6 Thin slices ham
  Hot cooked rice or spaghetti

Combine the margarine or butter and sage in a 12 x 7 1/2 x 2-inch microwave-safe baking dish. Microcook, uncovered, on HIGH for 30 to 60 seconds. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Add to dish, turning once to coat well. Add green pepper and mushrooms. Cover with vented microwave-safe plastic wrap and cook on HIGH for 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning chicken over and rearranging once. Remove chicken and vegetables from dish with a slotted spoon. Stir tomato sauce, oregano, garlic powder and lemon pepper into the drippings in pan. Cook, covered, on HIGH until hot and bubbly, about 3 to 4 minutes. Meanwhile, wrap each piece of chicken with a cheese slice, then a ham slice. Place in dish on top of sauce. Top with the cooked vegetables. Cook on HIGH, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes until heated through, giving dish a half-turn once. Serve with hot cooked rice or spaghetti.

Makes 6 servings.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING Calories: 466 Protein: 44 g Carbohydrates: 34 g Fat: 17 g Cholesterol: 113 mg Sodium: 952 mg Fiber: 3 g

[ BETTER HOMES & GARDENS; Prize Tested Recipes; Sept 1987 ]

Posted by Fred Peters.