Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Jusy's chicken


When I first started really cooking - late, not until I was 25 or 26 - I wanted things that would be hard to fuck up. My older friends were happy to oblige, handing over easy recipes for me to follow. I also liked the thought of comfort food. It's what felt most domestic to me. This is both a hand me down easy recipe from my friend Judy (Jusy) and comfort food. I cannot tell you the last time I made something with a cream of anything can of soup in it...these days I will typically "do the right thing" and make a replacement for it that's healthier as cream of whatever soup isn't really en vogue anymore. But Lord, was this as good as I remember. I serve it over wide egg noodles with a side of green veg (usually steamed broccoli or green beans).

Ingredients
family pack chicken breasts
kosher salt
pepper
American cheese slices (American is preferred, here I used colby jack)
1 can of cream of chicken soup or equivalent
Sliced tomatoes in season, or a can of diced tomatoes drained well
Stove top stuffing mix
2 tbs butter

Directions
Preheat oven to 375.

Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper and place in a greased 13x9 dish.

Cover each piece with a slice of cheese. Pour cream of chicken soup over dish and spread it around evenly. Place sliced tomato or diced tomatoes over entire dish. Put stuffing in the microwave with butter until butter is melted. Stir together. Sprinkle over entire dish. It looks less than appetizing in its making, but it's good.
Bake for 45 minutes at 375.


14 comments:

  1. My favorite chicken dish involves cream of chicken, sour cream, and ritz crackers. I never make it anymore, but boy is it good. This reminds me of that. I like the addition of the tomatoes.

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  2. Wow I'd never think about putting all of these items together but it looks amazing!

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  3. I'm still getting used to cooking at 45 years old. Its kinda fun when you learn that some of the best recipes are the simplest ingredients.

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  4. That sounds beyond easy and good! Cream of mushroom is probably my go-to soup add-in. It just makes all the difference :)

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  5. As a midwestern girl, cream soups were in all our casseroles and we ate a lot of those! I don't avoid them now but I try not to lean on them as heavy as I did growing up. This looks really good and I love the addition of tomatoes.

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  6. Oh my gosh this looks so amazing! I agree with Tanya as well....love that tomato addition YUM!

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  7. OMG do you remember how much shit we gave Judy over the American cheese, wanting to switch to fancier cheese, and she just insisted it be American? LMAO

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  8. Omgosh! This looks SO good! Ultimate comfort food.

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  9. This sounds easy and delicious!!!! It is amazing how many things you can do with chicken, right?

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  10. This sounds absolutely amazing. Comfort food is the best.

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  11. I agree, comfort food is my favorite to make. Especially because it usually involves a relative little bit of prep work and fewer pans. This sounds and looks absolutely perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. i definitely try and avoid the cream of whatevers... but sometimes you just need to. this really does look delicious, saving because i feel like everything i cook these days sucks. i need the dishes i can't fuck up.

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