Muenster Chicken & Mushrooms

Talk about a winner, winner chicken dinner!  This is one of the easiest oven-baked chicken dishes I’ve ever made.  Lightly breaded chicken breasts baked with a slice of muenster cheese (or two if you like it reaaaal cheesy) and a pile of sliced mushrooms on top.

If you’re not familiar with muenster cheese (because I’ll be honest–I hadn’t even tasted it until a few years ago) it’s comparable to both white american cheese and sharp jack cheese, and is really smooth in texture (thanks wiki–all I knew what that is tasted good!)  I don’t use it often, but apparently it melts easily and is therefore perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches, cheeseburgers, quesadillas, etc.

I do know it’s definitely delicious melted over chicken as well.  With juicy, savory mushrooms on top to boot.  (Remember how used to hate mushrooms?  Totally digging them now!)

Muenster Chicken & Mushrooms
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup milk
1 1/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
4 slices Muenster cheese 
1 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 350.
Dip each piece of chicken in milk, then in the bread crumbs. Season both sides of each breast with salt and pepper as well.
Coat a large skillet with olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Lightly brown each side of the breasts.
Arrange chicken in a lightly greased 9X13 inch pan and top each breast with a slice of muenster cheese. Then top with sliced mushrooms (distribute evenly among breasts) and pour chicken broth over and around chicken.
Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove foil and baste with any broth in the dish, then cook uncovered for another 15-20 minutes (making sure chicken is cooked through).
Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.**use two slices of cheese on each breast if you’d like it really cheesyServes 4

slightly adapted from Allrecipes



  1. winner winner chicken dinner – love that Kristy. And you aren’t lying! The Muenster cheese, breadcrumbs, mushrooms – it sounds and looks incredible! I am a sucker for Muenster, but I haven’t had it in SO long.

  2. Unknown January 21, 2013

    I love muenSter cheese! DUde, try it on a sammy with avocado and bacon. MMMMMM, Bacon.

  3. Natalie January 22, 2013

    I’m loving everything about the sound of this recipe–easy and delish!

    by the way–RAGNAR blogger-style would be SO fun sometime! Those are my favorite races to run!

  4. Rachel O. January 22, 2013

    Oh this looks absolutely divine. So good. I looove mushrooms. And I really want to try out that muenster cheese – it sounds delish!

  5. Melissa January 22, 2013

    Hey! I didn’t realize you were a contributor for IHNT too! This is wonderful news and I’m so excited that I “know” someone! Keep up the great work because this chicken looks perfect.

  6. Deborah January 22, 2013

    I am all over this one – it has everything that I love! And two slices of cheese for me, please! :)

  7. I love muenster cheese! This sounds like perfect comfort food!

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