With a busy summer schedule and crazy working hours, putting dinner on the table has been quite a challenge lately. After eating spinach and eggs two nights in a row, I turned to Pinterest and simply looked up “chicken casserole” in the search bar. The list that came up looked appetizing and simple to put together.
I finally stumbled upon this Smothered Chicken Casserole. The recipe is pretty simple to put together and can be modified easily. My modifications are in italics.
Marinate chicken breasts in dressing for a few hours. Meanwhile, cook bacon in pan until crisp, remove and leave 2 Tbsp. of the fat. Cook chicken in bacon fat until well browned - the chicken will continue to cook in the casserole dish once in the oven.
Remove bacon fat from the pan and add 3 Tbsp. of butter, stir in onions and caramelize. Add in 3 Tbsp. of flour and cook for one minute. Stir broth and cream together, boiling consistently and then remove from the heat.
Stir in seasonings and cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Prepare pasta while the chicken is in the oven. Combine together and serve topped with crumbled bacon, tomatoes and cheese.
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