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Five Minute Chicken

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Five Minute Chicken
1 Hr 15 Min

Five Minute Chicken is perfect when you need that special meal in a hurry. It's even rich-tasting too...we promise. The true surprise comes after dinner, when you tell them it only took 5 minutes to prepare.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (2-1/2 to 3-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (11-ounce) can Cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 (4-ounce) can sliced or button mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Paprika for garnish

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange chicken pieces in baking dish; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, soup, mushrooms, wine, garlic, parsley, curry powder, salt,and pepper; pour mixture over chicken.
  4. Bake 1 to 1-1/4 hours, or until done. Sprinkle with paprika just before serving.

Mr.Food Test Kitchen Tip!

  • We've found that buying a whole chicken is typically cheaper than buying it pre-cut. Click here to check out our how-to video on How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken.
  • Need a tasty side dish to go with our Five Minute Chicken? How about one of our recipes for yummy Oven Roasted Vegetables?

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Love this stuff! I really enjoyed the one review that suggested adding broccoli to the sauce. Genius! I frequently use chicken breasts, and they are never dry. Yes, it is important that you like curry. Score Mr. Food!

unless you are a really big fan of curry don't waste your time on this recipe even if it is only 5 minutes. It isn't that good.

Don't know whether to cover or not??? Maybe for 1/2 the time?? Thanks

Hi there! No, you do not cover this recipe. Enjoy!

Is this my favorite chicken recipe, no. Is it in my top five, you bet! Quick easy to prepare with plenty of yummy sauce that is delicious on rice or fine egg noodles. Also, if you have leftovers, strip the meat off the bones and heat with some of the sauce. While that heats, cook a portion of a favorite vegetable (I like cut asparagus or chopped broccoli). When the saucey chicken is hot gently stir in your veg. Serve this over a hot starch - rice, fine egg noodles, ramen noodles or toat points. Sprinkle with a bit of Parmesan or Swiss heat to melt the cheese. Also, I like to make this with a cut up fryer, but it is also very good prepared with chicken thighs.

Salt to taste appears in this - and so many - recipes. What do you recommend for those of us out here who are on no-salt-added diets? Can't wait to make this, by the way, and will omit the salt if I have to.

Hi there! You can make this recipe without adding any salt, or use a salt substitute. Enjoy!

It looks good

super way to take save money on dinner...used thighs which I got on sale. the aroma as it cooked was sooo inviting. served with chicken flavored rice and summer squash. thanks for sharing...

Your ad is misleading..............5 minutes? When in actuality it takes 1 1/2 hours.

We're sorry for any confusion! By "5 minutes" we are referring to the amount of time needed to prepare the dish, not the cooking time.

It is NOT misleading. It does say 5 minutes prep..

Good Morning, I cannot find Cheddar Cheese soup, can I substitute Cream of chicken with some cheddar cheese ???and how much or would the milk not work well with the wine ? Thankyou

Hi there! You can substitute cream of chicken soup for the cheddar cheese soup without adding any milk. You can also add 1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese to the mixture. Enjoy!

I've heard that you can use the same amount of Chicken Broth, as you'd use of white wine. I tried doing so in a few recipes, and it worked out very well.

Has anyone tried this using a soup other than Cheddar Cheese (perhaps Golden Mushroom)? My hubby is not a fan of the Cheddar Cheese soup recipes that I have tried.

i agree i was thinking cream of mushroom .. or cream of celery cheddar cheese soup is way too salty and fake tasting

This was quick to put together and the whole family loved it. SOOOOOOOOOOOO good!

I like anything I can put in my slow cooker. We are on fixed income and we do a lot of chicken. Thank you.

Can I use something other than white wine?

This should be called "Cheesey Chicken" -- and how long should I cook it using a slow cooker?

You can cook it for 4-5 hours on high in slow cooker or 7-8 hours on low heat.

Sounds so good, PLEASE post pictures!!!!

to dinkmom; i agree, i love to get pics with my recipes...(that's how i know if it looks right) (haha):)

This is one of my all time favorite dishes. So easy to prepare. 5 minutes, throw it in the oven and sit back and relax for an hour. So incredibly tasty. It was a total hit with my family. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Any seasoned cook will know Mr. Food is referring to the preparation time not the actual cooking time. Chicken does not cook in only five minutes. and the directions are simple and will only take minutes to put together and pop in the oven. I love it.

come on people, I know it's called 5 min. chicken and it takes over an hour. Big Deal. I want to know if anybody has tried and tasted it.

Yes, I've made this for years. Everyone always loves it.

Teaser in e-mail newsletter is the wrong one for this recipe as it says, "We find when we coat our raw pork with cornstarch...."


This is the wrong title for this chicken recipe it should just state Chicken prepared in seconds because this title make you think it's cooked in 5 minutes, but it is deliouse and very east to prepare.

Why are there no nutrition facts on these recipes or am I missing it

Yeah, you're missing it because YOU'RE ON THE WRONG WEBSITE!

Why is this called 5 Minute Chicken? Have bake 1hour. And it should not be listed in recipes for 2

He "Mr. Food" How can you call this "5 Minute Chicken" when it takes longer than 5 minutes to even prepare it? I totally agree with Spieygrrl on Oct 29, 1012.....come on you can do better than that.....

Are you not smart enough to figure out that it's not that it takes 5 minutes to cook, but five minutes to put the ingredients together???!!!!

This recipe desperately needs a name change. On the one hand, it's purportedly "Five Minute Chicken." On the other hand, one of the very first instructions is : "Cooking Time: 1 hr 15 min." Furthermore, it takes longer than five minutes even to measure out the ingredients! ZERO truth in advertising on this page, folks; move along, nothing to see.

You must be pretty slow when it comes to measuring.....

This recipe was listed under dinner for two. A whole chicken is a little much for two people.

This would be a good recipe if the cheese soup would be omitted.

The photo wouldn't be much use - it just looks like lumps under an orange blanket. But I would give it 5 stars. I've been making it since I saw it on the Mr. Food TV show back in 1990. The family loves it and so does company. I serve over a platter of noodles. Mmmm good.

Noticed that my review said 5 stars, but only 3 stars showed at the top. It is definitely 5 stars!

Needs a photo!!! I never use a recipe that does not include a photo.

make it then take a picture!


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