Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

For people on a low budget this is an easy meal to make and it is easy to reheat. I have been told that this actually tastes better the next day once the flavors have a change to incorporate. This would be a great recipe to make the night before for a church function or potluck.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C).
  2. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, place the chicken breasts on the bottom. Mix the soup and water together and pour over the chicken breasts. Top each breast with a slice of Swiss cheese, then top it all with the breadcrumbs. Cut the butter or margarine into pads and place them over the top of the casserole.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Let cool and serve.
  4. NOTE: Can be made ahead for a potluck or function and served the following day giving the dish a chance for the flavors to meld.


Most Helpful

Very good dish. So quick and easy. Thanks for posting.

gwynn January 02, 2015

First and foremost, this is a very "useable" dish. It can be prepared well ahead of time, and the leftovers can be eaten again another day or frozen. But the recipe needs tweaking. With 8 chicken breasts, which I pounded with a meat mallet, I had to make two layers. I layered each with the cheese, crumbs and some of the mushroom sauce. (I could not find any canned soups today; swore under my breath at the shop). I bought a delicious mushroom "cook-in" sauce full of sliced mushrooms and well over the 10 3/4 oz specified, and still added the water. I only used 1 cup of seasoned crumbs. The dish was tender, but the cheese went unnoticed and the end result was fairly tasteless. I think this could easily be remedied by a few extra seasonings or ingredients added while preparing the dish for baking. This is a dish which I find extremely practical and useful, and will make again. I'll try to find a few extras to add to lend more taste and zing. Thanks, Looneytunes, for a most practical dish. Maybe you want to try yourself to see what the missing factor is! I certainly will! IMPORTANT NOTE ADDED LATER: This dish might be the answer to many a hostess' dreams. We refrigerated the leftovers, and next day husband made a sandwich with some of it, then called me and told me to taste the meat. And would you believe it: the taste had improved by 80%. I'd suggest baking this dish, cooling it, and reheating the next day .... It seems to improve immensely on standing.

Zurie March 12, 2007

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