Chicken or the Egg?

I know what came first. The egg. No doubt in my mind. The chicken came later. Not much later, mind you. Just long enough for that egg to mature and hatch. Here is my thinking:

First, you have to assume evolution in this case (at least for chickens). An almost chicken lays an egg. Now this bird is really close to a chicken, but there is something in its DNA that is just different enough that you can’t call it a chicken. When the egg is laid, there is some genetic mutation that changes the offspring to a chicken. Once that egg hatches, chicken number one walks the Earth….and crosses the road.

As has been said before, anything with melted cheese on it must be good.

I continued to use up my box of corn flake crumbs in place of breadcrumbs.

As mentioned before, I use the large plastic tubs from deli meats as my breading station containers.

Breaded and ready for the pan.

Fry them up.

Just out of the oven.

Chicken With Mushrooms

Prep Time: 15 Min | Cook Time: 30 Min | Makes: 4 servings


  • 3 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Place half of the mushrooms in a 9×13 inch pan. Dip chicken into beaten eggs, then roll in bread crumbs.

3. In skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Brown both sides of chicken in skillet. Place chicken on top of mushrooms, arrange remaining mushrooms on chicken, and top with mozzarella cheese. Add chicken broth to pan.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Nutritional Info:

Total Fat: 19.7g Cholesterol: 216mg Sodium: 928mg Total Carbs: 23.6g Dietary Fiber: 2g Protein: 43.9g



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Categories: Baking, Cajun, Cheese, Chicken, Low Carb, Main Dish, Recipes, Vegetable

Author:The Ranting Chef

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12 Comments on “Chicken or the Egg?”

  1. August 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I’ve had chicken with mushroom sauce before, but never with a crisp texture. I’ll be trying this soon. Thanks for sharing. I’m new to this blogging thing, but it’s so fun, isn’t it? 🙂


  2. August 24, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    I’ve always felt weird when people eat chicken omelette or something that has both a chicken and an egg component. Dunno why because we garnish salmon on salmon all the time. haha.


  3. August 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Sounds really nice, and easy.


  4. August 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Looks great!!


  5. August 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    Not sure why the chicken crossed the road…..but to the chicken or egg question, the answer is day 5.


  6. August 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    It’s simpler than that, of course – dinosaurs laid eggs, and so did a wide variety of reptile, amphibian and bird species before the asian jungle fowl first walked the earth, such that we’d recognise it as a proto-farmed-chicken.

    So, the egg came first, didn’t it? There’s really no argument?


  7. August 25, 2012 at 1:30 am #

    Chicken and mushroom is nice, but Chicken with Mushroom and Leek Fricassee is something seriously French and seriously special. It’s got this bouquet to it that comes to the party from tarragon and mushroom and leek.


  8. August 25, 2012 at 3:28 am #

    Nice photos


  9. August 25, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    Cornflake crumbs are something I’m yet to try but those in the know say its seriously good! Chicken and mushroom is a definite favourite so goes without saying its something I need to try soon, 🙂


  10. August 26, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    It looks really good!!


  11. August 27, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    As a Creationist, I know that God made all the animals and told them to reproduce after their own kind. First the chicken and then the egg. Where would an egg come from without a chicken to lay it? Same with the dinosaurs. Genesis 1 -3.

    Love your recipe and appreciate the discussion.


  12. September 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    I do not eat mushrooms but my husband and kids love them. They would enjoy this.


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