SO. I'm on a quest to make some freezer meals and have them ready for the weekdays, in the hopes of having dinner every night. I know, I know... Lofty goals. And yet, here we go!
I found a few recipes on this website that I thought sounded good for my family, and I tried the Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe. Here are my thoughts:
*We like it! I made it with just three chicken breasts because, you know, three of us live here. The chicken breasts were really thick and I think next time I make it, I will use either smaller chicken breasts, or slice them in half. The thickness was a factor in the cooking time.
*Also, that's a LOT of "gravy". I didn't love it, and felt like it made the whole mixture sloppy. Tessa, on the other hand, like that best. So, uh, whatever. Do what feels good, people.
*Terry loved the bread stuffing on top, thinking it gave a little extra texture to the dish. I was not a fan of the stuffing. Also, when I read the instructions, I decided to not put the stuffing mixture on the top of the dish until halfway through the baking time, so it wouldn't burn, and that worked well.
*It sounds like I didn't like it, but I really did! The taste was awesome; I just felt like it could be a little better! But in all, we will make this again.
This time, I cooked it right after I made it, and didn't freeze it. But I think that it will be an easy freezer meal, but I wouldn't cook it right out of the freezer. I would pull it out in the morning, and thaw it first, and then bake it. Just my opinion. It also made for great leftovers the next day. Gotta love that!!
Here is the recipe:
4 chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
4 slices ham
4 slices swiss cheese
box of stuffing
2 Tbs. butter
Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic salt and whatever else floats your boat. Place on the bottom of your greased pan. Lay slice of ham on top, followed by a slice of cheese.
Mix together cream of chicken, sour cream and milk and pour over chicken breasts. Once you're ready to bake - add box of stuffing and drizzle melted butter on top. Bake at 350 Degrees for 50-60 minutes. May need to cover with tinfoil halfway thru baking so the stuffing doesn't burn. Serve over rice or pasta.Happy meal making!!