Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Signature Dish - Cheesy Chicken

I've made so many things over the years, it's hard to say whether or not I have a "signature dish".  John does have a favorite, however, that he requests over and over.  It's a chicken recipe I got from my college friend, Kristen, years ago when I was first building my recipe collection.  I've tweaked it a bit over the years and this is kind of my go to meal when I need a sure fire winner.  It's super easy to fix but it tastes oh so yummy!  No one will ever guess that it's so easy to prepare.  You can also make this ahead of time (like during naptime or before company comes) and then just bake it at dinnertime. 

Cheesy Chicken
1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders
4 oz swiss cheese, sliced
black pepper
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup Pepperidge Farm herb stuffing mix
2 Tbsp melted butter

Place chicken tenders in a greased casserole dish.  Cover with slices of swiss cheese.  Sprinkle pepper on top of cheese and chicken. 
In small bowl, combine soup and wine.  Pour over chicken.
Top with stuffing mix.
Drizzle melted butter on top of stuffing mix.
Bake for 45 minutes at 350.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

We like this with rice pilaf, a green vegetable like peas and mushrooms or asparagus, a mixed green salad with fruit and nuts, crusty bread, and a glass of the leftover white wine. 

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The Queen has revealed one of her secrets!  Enjoy! 

What's your signature dish?

I just made this for our family Christmas Eve dinner and again for a meal we took over to the priests at our church.  I forgot to take a close up picture of it, so I'll post one of those later. 

I'm linking up with a post over at Eat at Home. . . Check it out. . . .

 I also linked up with Karen Ehman's study on hospitality over at Live Your Priorities.  She's doing a monthlong study on her book, A Life that Says Welcome.  I read the book last spring.  I've always been told my spritual gift was hospitality, and this book was a reminder of just how important that gift is to share with others.  Check out her blog posts for this study.  She's had some great guest posts!  I've been challenged to think of my gift in a new light as a result of reading her book and her posts.  I've entered my signature dish on her post about great company meals. 


  1. Take it from me, this is one of the best things you will ever taste. Give it a try; you'll love it!

  2. I am excited about your new blog, Jill! Can't wait to cook and enjoy your cheesy chicken some day =)


  3. The recipe sounds great. Are chicken breasts a suitable substitute, or would they alter the ratios?

  4. You can use chicken breasts, but I prefer to use the tenders. I find the meat more tender and the portion size better for our family.

  5. Jill!!! This blog is perfect for you. I bought all the ingredients today! Its on the menu for some time this week. Cannot wait to see more recipes.

    God bless,
    Jill Lightfoot

  6. Can't wait to try this! Sounds delish ;)

    Amy W.

  7. I have made this before and just used cheddar cheese because that is all I have. It was SO good!

  8. I'm going to have to try this. I make a version, but mine doesn't have the wine or swiss. I think those would make it different and scrumptious.

  9. The swiss and wine give it some flair, but no one has to know how easy it is to prepare! I hope you'll like it!