Swiss Mushroom Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 c. crushed Ritz crackers (about 25 crackers)
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp. butter, divided
4 slices ham or salami
4 slices Swiss cheese
Flatten chicken to 1/4 inch thickness. Place egg in a shallow bowl. Combine cracker crumbs and salt in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg, then in crumbs, set aside.
In a large ovenproof skillet, saute mushrooms in 1 tablespoon butter until tender; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, melt remaining butter. Add chicken; cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes each side or until juices run clear. Top each chicken breast half with a ham slice, mushrooms and a cheese slice. Broil 4 inches from heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
*if you do not have an ovenproof skillet, just remove the chicken from the skillet and put in a 9x13 inch glass dish sprayed with cooking spray before you place them in the oven.