Retro Chicken Contest Winner


This retro ad is on the back of a 1976 Family Circle special issue- Best Ever Chicken Recipes. The contest they are referring to is the National Chicken Cooking Contest. This contest has been around in one form or another since 1949. Since 1971 it has been sponsored by the National Chicken Council. The 2009 contest will be held in San Antonio.

Chicken 'n Swiss Extraordinaire

3 whole broiler-fryer chicken breasts, halved, skinned and boned

1 teaspoon Accent flavor enhancer

1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup Mazola Corn Oil

6 thick slices French bread

6 slices Swiss cheese

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 pounds mushrooms, sliced

2/3 cup white wine

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Sprinkle chicken with flavor enhance. Roll in flour. Heat corn oil in fry pan. Add chicken and brown. Reduce heat; cover and cook 15 minutes or until fork can be easily inserted. Place bread slice topped with cheese on baking sheet. Heat in 200 degree oven while preparing mushrooms. Remove chicken from pan. Add butter and mushrooms to pan; cook about 3 minutes. Push mushrooms aside; add wine, salt and pepper. Return chicken to pan; simmer until sauce is slightly thickened. Place chicken piece on each bread slice; spoon mushrooms and sauce over chicken. Makes 6 servings

3 comments:

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

There's something very appealing about this recipe - perhaps it is connected to the fact that I first started cooking in earnest in 1976.

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Rochelle,
How can I thank you for reminding me that September is National Chicken Month! This will be a GREAT recipe to share via link. Thanks again...

MBS said...

Gosh what memories this brings back!!! My Mother represented Georgia at the NCCC in 1976. I remember that apron so vividly! I will be sure to tell my Mother about your site. Thank You!!! (P.S. Obviously, my Mother didn't win.