Recipe: Creamy Chicken Mushroom Toast Points {Progresso Recipe Starters}

by Cate on February 1, 2013

Creamy Chicken Portobello Toast Points-001
Does the phrase “toast points” bring you straight back to the 1970s or what?

When it comes to developing recipes for clients, the projects usually fall into two categories: 1) They’re looking for a new, original recipe along a certain theme (holiday, event, season, what have you) or 2) They would like you to use a certain product.

I love both angles of it, but the latter is a good opportunity for me to find out about new products I might have otherwise missed. Like it’s how I discovered Pillsbury’s whole wheat artisan pizza crust, which is now one of my favorites.

And this time? It introduced me to Progresso’s Recipe Starters. Whether you use it as a base to build a recipe, or just make a soup out of it, it’s a new, unique product that is worth hunting down.

When I saw that one of the flavors was a portobello mushroom one, I instantly thought of toast points. I don’t know why. Sometimes I can’t explain my mind.

Caramelizing an onion and some garlic first, and then adding a boat load of mushrooms, the recipe starter, and cooked chicken … and man, did it ever amount to a pan full of deliciousness.

To that point that as I was sampling the sauce, I burned my tongue.

And that didn’t stop me from going back for more.

Reduce the sauce a bit so it thickens up, and gently spoon it over a few pieces of toast.

Total comfort food from the inside out. And perfect for this arctic freeze that has been coming through over the past few days.

Did you hear there’s a big game this weekend? While this is *not* a finger food in the least, it is something super quick that you can make for your guests, leaving you more time to enjoy your company and the game, and less time slaving over the hot stove.

Like 20 minutes and you’re done.

Super savory. Simple. Comforting. Filling.


You knew I had to go there.

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If you’re looking for more tips, ideas, and recipes for your own Super Bowl Sunday party, you might want to check out this Land O’Lakes link for more. And now … a giveaway.

Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite party food or recipe to share and you’ll be entered to win a Land O’Lakes giveaway. The winner will receive an Emile Henry pizza stone, a large white serving platter from Crate & Barrel, a reusable refrigerated grocery bag and a high value coupon from Land O’Lakes. Extra entries allowed if you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest (this is only for new followers), or if you follow Land O’Lakes on Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. And extra entries for tweeting this giveaway. Entries accepted up until midnight on Tuesday, EST. Good luck!

Creamy Chicken Mushroom Toast Points
Recipe courtesy of Cate O’Malley

1-1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
9 oz cooked chicken, cut into bite size pieces (Perdue Short Cuts are great for this)
1 can Progresso Recipe Starter, Creamy Portobello Mushroom flavor
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil and then add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are softened and starting to caramelize, about 5-6 minutes.

Add the mushrooms and allow them to brown and soften. Add the Recipe Starter, and the chicken. Allow sauce to thicken and chicken to warm through, about 7 minutes.

Pour the creamy chicken mushroom mixture over the toast and serve.

This can become vegetarian very easily by just omitting the chicken.
Want to make it even *more* hearty? Serve over cooked rice or egg noodles.

*I was compensated by Pillsbury for the creation of this recipe.

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Laura February 2, 2013 at 12:27 am

My favorite party food is homemade chocolate chip cookies…the kids always love me at family parties because no one ever thinks of them!


Suzi February 2, 2013 at 1:54 am

my favorite is Reuebn Dip….never fails to be delicious!


Suzi February 2, 2013 at 1:56 am



Joanne February 2, 2013 at 7:33 am

I’m really into topping toast with random medleys of things lately so this sounds delicious! (Okay really, that creamy sauce…yum)
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Danielle T February 2, 2013 at 9:43 am

i love to serve a spinach dip at parties


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Vera K February 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

I like 7 layer mexican dip.


Joanie from CLBB February 2, 2013 at 11:57 am

(I have been coveting that EH pizza stone for over a year!)
Holymoly, Ms. Cate, DH would inhale this mushroom dish (me, eh, not so much, not a fungus fan)! Will have to find that Progresso stuff. Thanks for sharing, missy.
Last year, during our Tar Heel basketball viewing parties, it became essential that we have a healthy fruit platter–cara cara oranges (ruby colored!), fresh pineapple, grapes, cherries ($$!). The girls gobbled it up while the boys killed off the wings ;-). AND dark chocolate covered Synder’s pretzels are a must for us all!
I check in on you guys every day, been very occupied with elderly mom duties in last few months. You and the kids are too cute! Hope things are going better for Nick at school.


debbie February 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

My favorite recipe to share would have to be my 5 Flavor Pound Cake….love it!
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patsy February 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm

hmmmm… hard to pick just one favorite Super Bowl party food… but, since I’m making a layered Mexican dip as one of the dishes I’m sharing tomorrow… I’ll go with that one!
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Jeri February 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm

My go to dip for games, work pot lucks, etc. is a jalapeno dip. Two ingredients: drained jar of bread and butter pickled jalapenos and softened cream cheese whizzed up in the food processor. Easy and addictive. Leftovers make a great spread for everything else.


Jessica F February 4, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I like chips and guacamole at parties… everyone always loves it!


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Louis February 5, 2013 at 5:36 am

my favorite party food is hot wings with buffalo ranch sauce


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