This combination of chicken, ham, fresh vegetables and cheese, can be put together in less than a hour.  It’s delicious served over hot cooked rice.  I have had this recipe for years it came from a cookbook called ” The Chicken Cookbook”.  It is delicious if you use fresh garden tomatoes.

chicken contenantial


Chicken Continental

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 large whole boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces sliced cooked ham cut into 1/4 inch wide strips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cups fresh tomatoes peeled, seeded and diced (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup diced or shredded Cheddar cheese 4 ounces
  • hot cooked rice


  • 1. Cut chicken into 2x1/4-inch strips.
  • 2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add chicken. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is golden, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 3. Add ham, green pepper, and mushrooms to chicken; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer
  • 4. Add tomatoes to chicken mixture; cook 5 minutes longer. Reduce heat; cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes longer.
  • 5. Meanwhile prepare rice
  • 6. Uncover skillet, add cheese and let cheese melt, about 3 minutes longer. Serve hot over rice


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