Swiss Mushroom Chicken packs a flavorful punch and will soon become one of your go-to poultry main dishes. The chicken is browned, covered in mushrooms, green onions, sour cream sauce, and Swiss cheese, then baked to perfection in a clay pot (claypot).
If you haven’t yet jumped on the clay pot cooker wagon, you may bake this recipe in a deep casserole dish in a 375F pre-heated oven for about 40 minutes. Timing will depend upon your individual oven and the thickness of the pieces. Use an instant-read thermometer to be sure the interior temperature of the chicken pieces reaches a minimum of 165F.
Be sure to read my article on the clay cooker before beginning. It is important that the clay pot be pre-soaked and placed in a cold oven to bake.
Swiss Mushroom Chicken Recipe
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 fryer chicken, cut up into serving pieces
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 green onions (scallions), sliced, tops included
8 ounces white mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced or quartered
1/4 cup white wine
1 pint (2 cups) sour cream, divided use
1-1/2 cups grated Swiss cheese
Presoak the clay pot, top and bottom, in cold water for 15 minutes.
Measure flour, paprika, oregano, basil, garlic powder, and onion powder into a large plastic bag. Seal and shake to combine. Add chicken to the bag and shake to coat the pieces. Shake off any excess flour, reserving excess flour mixture, and place chicken pieces on a platter.
Place a large, heavy anodized skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the olive oil, and quickly brown the chicken, turning only once.
Arrange the browned chicken in the drained claypot, placing dark meat on the bottom and breast pieces on top. Top with salt, pepper, green onions, and mushrooms.
Add the wine to the frying pan drippings and simmer for 1 minute. Stir 1 tablespoon of the reserved flour mixture into half (1 cup) of the sour cream. Add to the skillet and gently heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Pour sauce evenly over the chicken in the claypot. Sprinkle with Swiss cheese and cover with the lid.
Place claypot in a cold oven and turn heat up to 475 F. Bake about 45 minutes, depending on chicken, checking for doneness after 30 minutes.
Remove chicken and vegetables to a platter and tent with foil. Pour juices from the claypot into a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk 1 tablespoon of the reserved flour mixture into the remaining 1 cup of sour cream and stir into the pan juices, heating until thickened.
Serve chicken with the vegetables on top and pass the sauce in a gravy boat.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Swiss Mushroom Chicken Recipe Photo ©2021 Peggy Filippone