Friday recipe: French onion chicken & potatoes

January 21, 2011 —

Once a month I look forward to “cooking club” with some of my girlfriends. Each month the hostess picks a theme. I’m so excited for our January theme next week – a new recipe that uses potatoes in some way. I LOVE potatoes. Have never met a potato I didn’t enjoy. So I’ve been digging for something interesting to make and ran across a great site – PotatoGoodness.com! This is a recipe from that site that I’m considering for our club get-together because it sounds SO easy:

French Onion Chicken & Potatoes

Photo from www.potatogoodness.com

Ingredients (serves 4)
2 medium russet, white or yellow-flesh potatoes or 4 to 5 small red potatoes
2 chicken breasts (6 to 8 ounces each)
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 cup water
4 slices Swiss cheese
1 cup canned fried onions

Directions
Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; slice across into 1/4-inch-thick half moons. On separate cutting board, cut chicken into 1/2-inch strips. In a 1-quart microwave-safe dish, combine chicken, soup mix and water, stirring until combined. Arrange potatoes on top of chicken in a single layer. Top with cheese.

Cover tightly with lid or plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 12 minutes (cooking time may vary depending on your microwave) or until potatoes and chicken are done. Let sit for two minutes. Use oven mitts or tongs to remove from microwave. Remove plastic wrap carefully to prevent burns from steam. Sprinkle with fried onions on top.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.
  • http://www.tourrica.com/ Costa Rica

    I think i just found what i am cooking my girlfriend for dinner tonight. Sounds like a great after work surprise.

    Keep up the great work, love reading the blog.

  • http://www.tourrica.com/ Costa Rica

    I think i just found what i am cooking my girlfriend for dinner tonight. Sounds like a great after work surprise.

    Keep up the great work, love reading the blog.

  • Tea

    I bet this is crockpot worthy!

  • Tea

    I bet this is crockpot worthy!

  • http://twitter.com/hyipobserver Chris

    I’ve tried this recipe and the potatoes were very tasty :)

    I can’t wait to find more recipes in your future posts

  • http://twitter.com/hyipobserver Chris

    I’ve tried this recipe and the potatoes were very tasty :)

    I can’t wait to find more recipes in your future posts

  • http://electronicbook-readers.com/ EvilSanta

    French onion soup with chicken and taters. All my favorites are here that is for sure.

    I have to say I would have never thought to combine these ingredients together as a full meal type soup.

    Excellent job!

  • http://electronicbook-readers.com/ EvilSanta

    French onion soup with chicken and taters. All my favorites are here that is for sure.

    I have to say I would have never thought to combine these ingredients together as a full meal type soup.

    Excellent job!

  • http://www.inside-wp.com Mike

    This is so tasty!! yum yum :D

  • http://www.inside-wp.com Mike

    This is so tasty!! yum yum :D