Zesty italian chicken (microwave)

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Margarine or butter
½ teaspoon Dried sage, crushed
3 Whole chicken breasts (about 2 1/4 lbs), skinned,
Boned and halved lengthwise
1 Green pepper, cut in thin strips
⅓ cup Sliced fresh mushrooms
15 ounces Tomato sauce (1 can)
1½ teaspoon Dried oregano, crushed
½ teaspoon Garlic powder
½ teaspoon Lemon 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 7½ 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.

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