I've got a bit of a problem. Well, if you ask my husband, I've got many problems. But we're not going to go there. The problem I'm talking about is my funny phobia of cooking the same thing twice in a relatively short period of time. I do NOT cook the same thing after a week of making it. I don't cook the same thing twice even in a month. I will RARELY cook the same thing even six months after the last time I've made it.
I prefer making a recipe once a year. Is that weird? I'm less weird about cooking the same breakfast foods. I rotate those recipes about every 4-6 months. But dinners? Yeah, I prefer at least a year between making them again. There are just so many options to try; why limit yourself to the same thing? That's how I see it.
Since I have that particular phobia, my kids completely forgot about today's recipe. It's actually been several years since I've made this one. It comes from my mother-in-law's good friend, Kathy Howard. I love trying her recipes! And my kids loved eating this one!!
What I like about this recipe most is that you don't have to pre-cook the chicken. So the prep time to assemble this recipe is very quick! I also like that it doesn't have to go right into the oven once it's put together. I assembled this the morning I needed it, covered it and put it into the fridge until I was ready to bake it that evening. It gave me plenty of time to work on homework with the kids after school and not have to worry about making dinner as well.
It'd also be nice to take to a family needing dinner, assembled and covered with baking instructions written right on top. Then they can bake it whenever they need it.
Or it'd be perfect to leave for a babysitter to pop in the oven.
So many possibilities!
Here's what you'll need:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
8 slices of Swiss cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 soup can water
1 pkg. Stove Top stuffing
1/4 C. margarine
1 1/2 C. water
Cut chicken breasts in half or into small serving pieces. Season both sides well. Place in a greased baking dish.
Cover with cheese.
Mix cream of chicken soup and 1/2 soup can of water;
Pour over cheese and chicken.
Prepare the stuffing as directed on the box using the 1/4 C. margarine and 1 1/2 C. water.
Put stuffing on top of the soup.
Cover with foil. I like to write the instructions on the foil for a babysitter, husband, a friend in need, or if I make this in advance and put the recipe away.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour covered. Then uncover and bake another 30 minutes.
This is what it'll look like when it's done baking. Mmmmm...
Soooooooooooo delicious! My kids absolutely loved it!!
Check back soon. I'll be doing my first ever GIVEAWAY this week!! I'm so excited about it! So, make sure you come back and enter. Have a great day!