This recipe reminds me so much of a recipe that an old friend made for me "back in the day", so I was extremely excited to find it! I am a big fan of anything smothered in cheese--I mean really, how can you go wrong with that?!? My husband refuses to even try swiss cheese, so I used mozzarella for the majority of the chicken--I was afraid the swiss cheese might be too strong of a flavor for my kids, too! (Swiss is one of my favorite cheeses, so I used it for my chicken and was not the least bit disappointed!) I did make a few changes--I generously sprinkled garlic powder and onion powder over the chicken before adding the cheese. I added double the cheese to each piece of chicken and I also used Stove Top Stuffing Mix instead of breadcrumbs per some other reviewers advice--I combined the stuffing mix and melted butter before sprinkling them on top of the chicken. The only change I would make is to perhaps add a bit of garlic salt with the garlic powder. This dish would go wonderfully with rice or potatoes and your vegetable of choice!
Savory Chicken Breasts
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves ground black pepper to taste 4 slices Swiss cheese 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup 1/4 cup milk 1 cup dry bread crumbs 3 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place chicken breasts in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Season with ground black pepper to taste. Top each breast with a slice of cheese. Mix together the soup and milk and pour mixture over chicken. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top and drizzle with melted butter/margarine. Bake covered in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown.
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)