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.
- 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup or 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 8 slices swiss cheese
- 2 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C).
- 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.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Let cool and serve.
- 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.
Very good dish. So quick and easy. Thanks for posting.
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.