Chicken Neapolitan

Chicken Neapolitan

Chicken Neapolitan


I often prepare a week’s worth of recipes on the weekend and freeze them so I can quickly have dinner ready for our hungry teenage boys after one of their many sports activities.  Serve over noodles, this moist chicken with a flavorful sauce is a favorite.

       Joan Williams                                                                   Baltimore, Maryland


Chicken Neapolitan Recipe

Chicken Neapolitan

8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 oz. each)

2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

3 Tbsp. olive oil

1 cup chopped onions

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 lb. fresh mushrooms, quartered

2 cans (10 ¾ oz. each) condensed tomato bisque soup, undiluted

3/4 cup red wine or beef broth

1 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. dried oregano

Hot cooked noodles or rice

Sliced ripe olives and minced fresh parsley, optional


Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.  In a large skillet, cook chicken, uncovered, over medium-high heat in oil for 8-9 minutes.  Turn chicken; add the onion, garlic and mushrooms.     Cook 8 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reaches  170 F.

Using a slotted spoon, remove four chicken breast halves and half of the vegetables to a greased 2 ½ qt. baking dish.  Cool.

In a large bowl, whisk together the soup, wine, basil and oregano; pour half over chicken in skillet.  Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.  Serve over noodles.  Garnish with olives and parsley if desired.

Pour remaining soup mixture over chicken in baking dish.  Cover and freeze for up to 3 months.

TO USE FROZEN CHICKEN:  Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.  Cover and bake at 350 F. for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.  Garnish with olives and parsley if desired.          8 servings

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