Fontina-Smothered Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Wisconsin Cheese Fontina-Smothered Chicken with Brussels Sprouts  Recipe
Active Time
35 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Fontina can be used in this recipe.


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-inch thickness.
  2. Warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in a 12-inch cast-iron or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts cut side down; cook for 3-5 minutes or until browned. Cook and stir for 5-7 minutes longer or until tender. Transfer to a bowl. Keep warm.
  3. Warm remaining olive oil in the same pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted into meat reads 165°F. Transfer chicken to a plate. Keep warm.
  4. Bring the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic to a boil in the same pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half.
  5. Reduce heat to low. Return chicken and Brussels sprouts to the pan; coat with sauce. Top chicken with fontina. Cover and cook for 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Fontina is a mild cheese with slightly tart and nutty flavors. It melts great when warmed and is also a delicious choice for snacking.

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