Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Deep South Eats: Swiss Chicken in Wine Sauce
This chicken dish is a such a great weeknight meal. It is very hearty and filling which requires simple side dishes, but also pretty enough to serve for company. Although the bake time is lengthy it requires very little preparation. If you are someone that works a typical 9-5 job, I would recommend setting your oven to preheat before you get home. This would allow you to walk in the door quickly prep the dish and be sitting down to dinner at a reasonable hour.
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt and Pepper
6 slices of Swiss cheese (sandwich size - around 6 oz total)
1 can of cream of chicken soup (the healthy version works well)
1/4 cup of white wine
1 cup of herb flavored stuffing mix, crushed (I used Pepperidge Farm)
4 Tablespoons of butter melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish (spray or butter - whatever helps you sleep well at night). Place chicken breasts in dish and season with salt and pepper. Layer Swiss cheese slices on top of chicken breasts. Mix soup and wine together and pour over chicken and cheese. Sprinkle stuffing evenly over sauce and drizzle with melted butter. Bake for 1.5 hours (some recipes call for 45 minutes but because of the sauce the longer cooking time allows the chicken to be fork tender).
This is also delicious with 6 slices of ham layered underneath the Swiss cheese (on top of the chicken) to create a Cordon Bleu type dish.
with Belles and Beauxs
DON'T FORGET - Recipe challenge ends November 9
adapted from Paula Deen's Lady and Sons Cookbook