CHEESY SOUR CREAM CHICKEN

CHEESY SOUR CREAM CHICKEN adapted from A Dish of Daily Life
4 chicken breasts or 2 pounds chicken tenders
1 LARGE shallot, peeled, halved and sliced thin
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon avocado oil
4 slices Mozzarella or Provolone
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup Parmesan, freshly grated, divided
1 tablespoon corn starch
2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon FRESH ground salt
1/2 teaspoon FRESH ground pepper
chopped Italian Parsley, for garnish

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Over medium high heat, melt butter and avocado oil.
  • Add onions and 2 minced cloves of garlic.  Saute’ until golden and cooked through.
  • Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or avocado oil.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk sour cream smooth.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, Italian seasoning, 2 minced cloves of garlic, garlic powder and cornstarch stirring to mix well.
  • Place sauteed onions in bottom of baking dish.
  • Lay chicken breasts over onions in baking dish in a single layer.
  • Top each with a slice of Provolone or Mozzarella  and smother the chicken with the sour cream mixture.
  • Top with 1/4 cup remaining Parmesan.
  • Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake 30 minutes more until chicken is cooked through and cheese is golden.
  • Serve chicken over pasta.
  • Top with chopped parsley for garnish.

NOTE: If using chicken tenders, slice Provolone or Mozzarella slices into smaller pieces to fit.  You can also use grated cheese.