Smothered Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken
How to make Smothered Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken
4 chicken breasts
4 slices mozzarella
1 cup Hood sour cream
3/4 cup Parmesan, freshly grated, divided
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt, freshly ground
1/2 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground
Parsley, chopped, for garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Coat rectangular baking dish with a little olive oil.
Mix sour cream with a half cup of Parmesan, salt and pepper, oregano and basil, garlic powder and cornstarch together.
Lay your chicken breasts in baking dish, top each with a slice of mozzarella and smother the chicken with the sour cream mixture. Top with 1/4 cup remaining Parmesan.
Cook for 1 hour.
Serve chicken over rice. Top with chopped parsley for garnish.
Serving Size: 1 chicken breast with sauce
Calories: 398 kcal | Total Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 696mg
Total Carbohydrates: 5g | Dietary Fiber: 0g | Sugars: 2g | Protein: 48g
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use other types of cheese besides mozzarella?
While mozzarella is traditionally used in this recipe, you can experiment with other cheeses like cheddar, provolone, or Swiss to suit your taste preferences.
Can I substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream?
Yes, you can substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream if you’re looking for a healthier option.
It will provide a similar creamy texture and tangy flavor.
How can I make this dish gluten-free?
To make this recipe gluten-free, replace the cornstarch with a gluten-free thickening agent like arrowroot starch or cornstarch labeled as gluten-free.
Also, ensure that your other ingredients, such as spices and cheese, are gluten-free.
Can I use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?
Yes, you can use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for this recipe.
Chicken thighs tend to be juicier and have a slightly different flavor, but they work well in creamy dishes like this one.
What side dishes pair well with Smothered Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken?
This dish goes well with a variety of side dishes, including rice (as mentioned in the recipe), mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, or a fresh green salad.
Choose sides that complement the creamy and cheesy flavors of the chicken.
Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?
Yes, you can use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts if you prefer.
Thighs can be juicier and have a slightly different flavor, but they work well in this recipe.
What can I substitute for mozzarella cheese?
While mozzarella is commonly used in this recipe, you can substitute it with other melting cheeses like provolone, Swiss, or cheddar based on your taste preferences.
Can I make this dish in advance?
Yes, you can prepare this dish in advance and store it in the refrigerator.
When you’re ready to serve, reheat it in the oven until it’s heated through.
Is there a way to reduce the calorie content?
If you want to reduce the calorie content, you can use light sour cream and reduce the amount of Parmesan cheese used.
Additionally, you can use skinless chicken breasts to lower the fat content.
Can I add vegetables to this dish?
Absolutely! You can add vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach to the dish for added flavor and nutrition.
Simply sauté them briefly before layering them with the chicken and cheese.