I was introduced to this dish by my in-laws many years ago when Tim and I were first dating. I fell in love with it.
Generally it was served on special occasions- like birthdays. I asked for the recipe, and began to make my own version for my side of the family- And my younger brother and sister also fell in love with it. Whenever I mention making it- their eyes close, mouths water, big smiles, and they let out an “Ohhhhh- that stuff is soooo good!”
Now, let me tell you- This chicken is very creamy. This chicken is very dreamy. This chicken is rich. This chicken will probably add a pound or two to your weight. But, my goodness, is it ever good. And that is the reason this is perfect for special occasions when you want something extra-special.
Not only is the chicken awesome, but the cream turns out thick and mixes with the wheat germ on top, and creates a delicious sauce. You can spoon all this over something like Baked Brown Rice or a Baked potato.
- 2- 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts ( 4-5 breasts) (*NOTE: you could also use boneless, skinless tenderloins- just decrease the baking time to 30-35 minutes)
- 1 cup. flour
- 1 1/2 sticks butter
- 2 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 2- 2 1/2 cups whipping cream
- 2 Tbs. butter, melted
- 1 cup wheat germ (this mimics bread crumbs- but very good for you!)
Prepare a shallow bowl or pan with the flour and spices.
Melt the butter and pour that into another shallow bowl or pan
Rinse the chicken and cut the breasts into 2 or 3 long strips
Now coat a piece with flour
Dip the coated piece into the butter mixture
Place all of these in a lightly- greased baking dish (at least a 9×13 size)
When you have coated all the chicken with the flour and butter, measure out the whipping cream and pour all of it over the chicken. (this is the really good stuff!!)
Bake this, uncovered, for 45-50 minutes at 375. (Be sure the chicken tests done)
Sprinkle with a little salt
Melt 2 Tbs butter and mix with the wheat germ. Sprinkle all of this over the chicken and bake for about 8 more minutes.
The chicken is now done!
I serve this over Baked Brown Rice and Carrots on the side.