–4 chicken tenderloins or breast strips
–mushrooms (4 or 5 baby bellas, sliced)
–breadcrumbs (plain, boxed)
–garlic (minced, in a jar)
–bay leaves (2)
–brandy (buy a small, inexpensive bottle)
–salt and pepper
1 – Slice 4 or 5 baby bella mushrooms, and place in a covered baking dish with a little red wine and a very little amount of brandy. Season with thyme, 2 bay leaves, salt, pepper, minced garlic, and olive oil. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
2 – Place the chicken in a plastic bag. Season with salt, pepper, olive oil, and thyme. Pour plain breadcrumbs in the bag. Shake well. Nestle the chicken amid the mushrooms in the red wine – brandy sauce. Microwave on high for 5 and one-half minutes.
3 – Serve the chicken and mushrooms hot.
–adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Italian Family Cooking.