Friday, November 15, 2013

Cranberry Swiss Chicken

Dear Readers it is that time of year again, when I am so motivated to cook things in my oven. How about you?   Last night was a crazy kind of night because I had two meals going on.  For the family,, I was making this yummy, filling Cranberry Swiss Chicken.  It has sweet, crunchy, and creamy all combined to make it so delicious and so easy to put together on a busy evening.    I was also making  Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup (a family favorite) , and some potato rolls for a sweet neighbor who has been ill again, now with pneumonia  When he punctured his lungs recently, I brought him Bonnie's Cream of Chicken Noodle Soup and Jacqueline's Focaccia.  The other day he told one of my children that it was worth getting his lung punctured so that he could get the soup and bread!!  So cute!  I thought such nice compliments should be rewarded with more food, don't you?
I found this recipe on Pinterest that originates from the blog Jam Hands, and was adapted from an All-Recipes recipe, and of course I adapted it just a little bit too.
 Cranberry Swiss Chicken

Makes 4 servings
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (thaw before using)
 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup stuffing mix ( I just used Betty Crocker )
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup melted butter
1/3 cup slivered almonds.

  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place chicken breasts in 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 baking dish, and sprinkle with cheese.  In a medium mixing bowl, stir together chicken soup, broth, and pepper.  Once mixed well, pour over chicken.  Place stuffing mix over chicken breasts, then add cranberries and drizzle butter over top.  Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes.  At the half hour mark, add the slivered almonds on top of the casserole.  Enjoy!


Lynn said...

Wow, your chicken looks great Joni! How nice that you're helping the neighbor, I'm sure he appreciates it:@)

Debbie said...

I am pinning this, but to my secret board so none of my luncheon club friends can steal it ahead of me. I am positive this would be delicious. I think I'll try it out on the husband Saturday night, in fact.

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Red Couch Recipes said...

Thanks for the correction!

Ali @ said...

Looks wonderful! Love the almonds in this, I'll have to add them next time around. :)

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Yum! I saw this pop up on my sidebar and am going to try it. Thanks for sharing another of your fabulous recipes!


Renée said...

I'm going to try this Joni. It looks amazingly delicious, thanks!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Your chicken looks great, and I think I'll make it for Sunday's dinner. Like you, I am motivated to cook during the holiday season. I cooked up a storm today, so now I am chillin out ;o)

Jacqueline said...

This looks fabulous and great for this time of the year. I am also motivated to cook by the change in the weather. I love how cute your neighbor was. We have been bringing food to our neighbors lately too - 95 and 90 and just a little too hard to cook for themselves! The soup and bread sound like a perfect combo for me to make them.