It’s always good to have a few easy but delicious recipes in your bag of tricks to use for last-minute company or to please your family.
Recipes in your bag of tricks should require just a few ingredients that are reasonably priced, ingredients that are simple to keep on hand, ingredients that are well liked by guests of all ages. These recipes should be fast to put together and cook. These signature recipes will not only be your favorites, they will become the favorites of your guests. These recipes will be the ones your guests ask for!
This Swiss cheese chicken casserole recipe is one my aunt Melba shared with my mother, and it soon became a family favorite, one of the first recipes I wrote out on a recipe card to use in my first apartment. I just served it for my group of high school friends who still get together and got a request for the recipe! What did I tell you?!
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts (6 chicken tenders or cutlets)
8 slices Swiss cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup (you can substitute cream of chicken or cream of celery soup)
2 cups bread crumbs (Pepperidge Farms stuffing)
1/4 cup wine (you can substitute chicken broth)
1/2 cup melted butter (or margarine)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Stir together the soup and wine, and pour this mixture over the chicken and cheese.
Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the chicken, cheese and soup mixture.
Drizzle melted butter over the bread crumbs.
Place the baking dish uncovered in the preheated 350-degree oven for 40-50 minutes.
This recipe serves six to eight people.
This casserole can be frozen–if you freeze it before you cook it, save the melted butter to drizzle over the bread crumb casserole top before you cook it. If you freeze it after you cook it, you may need to add a bit more butter or chicken broth to moisten the bread crumb topping.