Swiss Chicken

Did you know Swiss chickens are different than American chickens?  They’re not, I’m just joshing you.  However, there are certain cheeses that make chicken sing, or in this case yodel.  I love Swiss cheese with chicken.  There’s something about the combination that brings out extra flavor in the chicken.  Let’s face it, chicken is not the most flavorful of poultry.  You really have to coax it into the nummy range.

I received this recipe from a co-worker years and years ago, so long ago I’m embarrassed to say, I don’t remember her name.  She was into very healthy eating so this was a bit of a departure for her.  But, you know how much I love a casserole so as soon as I tasted it I asked for the recipe.

I’ve made a few modifications.  I often put in a layer of broccoli with the chicken.  I love the color and the taste combination.  Asparagus is another nice addition.  I’ve made it with Golden Mushroom soup.  I’ve made it without wine and used water instead.  That’s the great thing about casseroles, they are so flexible.  This recipe also dresses up really well, especially if you are using the asparagus.  I usually use thighs because the hunka-hunka likes them best.  You’re going to like it a lot.

6 to 8 chicken breasts or thighs, boneless and skinless, seasoned with S & P

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup

½ can white wine

Grated Swiss cheese, depending on your taste

1 package Pepperidge Farm Stuffing mix

¼ cup melted butter

Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.  Layer chicken in the bottom of pan.  Cover with grated Swiss cheese.  Mix the soup with the white wine and pour over chicken and cheese.

Sprinkle the bag of Pepperidge Farm Stuffing mix over all.  Drizzle with melted butter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Lightly toss stuffing and return to oven and bake an additional 30 minutes.

*  From the Recipe Box

I don’t know why, but I always have to use Pyrex pans.  Love me my Pyrex.

Sometimes, if I’m lazy, I’ll use thin slices of Swiss cheese.

I also like adding broccoli.

Any kind of stuffing mix will do as long as you haven’t cooked it.

and remember:  Trust that little voice in your head that says, “Wouldn’t it be interesting if…..,” and then do it.  Big kiss, Lynn

 

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