Dinner for eight using chicken breasts? Go Cordon Bleu with ham and Swiss cheese.
small carrots, shredded (1 cup)
tablespoons butter or margarine
packages (6 oz each) fast-cooking chicken and wild rice mix
cups boiling water
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 1/2 lb)
slices (1/8 inch thick) cooked ham, cut in half
slices (1 oz each) Swiss cheese, cut in half
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In baking dish, stir together carrots, butter and rice mix and water. Arrange chicken on rice mixture. Top each breast with ham.
Cover tightly with foil; bake 55 to 60 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
Place cheese on ham. Bake uncovered 3 to 4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Other rice mixes of a similar size can be used in this recipe, but be sure to look for fast-cooking mixes, which cook in less than 15 minutes.
You can jazz up this casserole by adding either 1/4 cup sliced almonds, 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries or a 4.5-ounce jar of sliced mushrooms, drained, with the rice mix.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.