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Jennie's Best Chicken

posted Sep 29, 2015, 6:35 PM by Susan Dodd   [ updated Sep 30, 2015, 4:57 AM ]

This is one of those deliciously simple dishes that fills the entire house with an irresistible aroma. The recipe produces plenty of savory sauce too, which is made with just a few ingredients. The red zinfandel wine in Steve's Gourmet Olives is the perfect addition, and a key ingredient, to this amazing sauce. Jennie's Best Chicken is simple & elegant, and easy enough to make as a weekday meal for the busy professional. Submitted by Jennifer Joern, NAPW President Elect, St Petersburg, FL.  

3 - 4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 lb fresh mushrooms - sliced
8-10 Steve's Gourmet Olives - pitted & sliced
1 medium can crushed tomatoes
3/4 cup Italian dressing
1/4 cup Steve's Gourmet Olives brine
1 pkg dry onion soup mix
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
3 bay leaves

Steve's Gourmet Olives are available in various flavors, all with a red zinfandel wine base with fresh garlic, peppers, herbs & spices. Perfect for spicing up a recipe or dressing up a cocktail.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Allow dressing to warm up to room temperature

Place washed chicken breasts in a 9 x 13 glass dish. Spread sliced mushrooms and olives on top. In a large bowl combine tomatoes, Italian dressing, olive brine, soup mix, basil & oregano. Mix well. This is best done when the dressing is at room temperature. Pour mixture over chicken and add bay leaves. Bake uncovered for 1 hour.

Serve with rice, pasta or over mashed potatoes. Makes 4 servings