Thursday, February 14, 2013

Healthy Favorites From America's Community Cookbooks -- Jan's Chicken Casserole

I don't know who Jan is, but her casserole is delicious.  I've had several different variations of the same type of dish, but this one seemed especially easy to make, and the leftovers were just as good for lunch the next day.  It's a great meal for those days when you get home from work and just don't especially feel like messing with dinner, but doggonnit, the people in your house want to eat anyway.

I know this isn't a particularly Valentine's Day-themed dish, but it is delicious, and if you really want, you could probably dye some part of it red or pink.  Or make a fancy dessert.  (You might find some here.)

I've included the full recipe for 8, but I only used 4 chicken breasts, since there are only two of us.  I also made some canned candied sweet potatoes, which I'd never had before.  I found them at Aldi, and they turned out to be pretty awesome.

Jan's Chicken Casserole

Serves 8 (or 4, if you make half like I did)


8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 slices Swiss cheese
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 white wine
1 box stuffing mix (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup chicken broth

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place the chicken in the single layer in a glass baking pan.  Top each piece with a slice of cheese.

In a separate bowl, mix the soup and wine.  Pour mixture over the chicken.

In another bowl (or, you know, the same one if you rinse it out), toss the stuffing with the broth until well-mixed.  Sprinkle stuffing mixture over the chicken.

Bake for 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Oh, wait, sorry.  Valentine's Day chicken!

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