Do-Ahead Chicken-Leek Strata

Do-Ahead Chicken-Leek Strata

Save time on cooking! This chicken and leek strata recipe can be done ahead and requires only baking to serve anytime.

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tablespoons butter or margarine
cups sliced leeks (about 2 lb)
slices French bread, each 1/2 inch thick (from 1 lb. loaf)
cups chopped cooked chicken or turkey
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz)
eggs, beaten
cups milk
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add leeks; cook about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Remove from heat.
  2. Line bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with half of the bread slices. Sprinkle with chicken and dill weed; layer with leeks. Sprinkle 2 cups of the cheese over leeks. Top with remaining bread slices; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  3. In medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients; pour over bread mixture. Cover tightly; refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  4. About 1 hour 15 minutes before serving, heat oven to 325°F. Uncover dish; bake 1 hour to 1 hour 5 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Instead of chicken or turkey, use a 14 3/4-ounce can of red or pink salmon, drained and flaked.
Success Hint
Purchase leeks with brightly colored leaves and an unblemished white portion. The smaller the leek, the more tender it will be. Refrigerate in a plastic bag up to 5 days. Before using, trim the root and leaf ends. Slit the leeks from top to bottom and wash thoroughly to remove dirt trapped between leaf layers.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 190mg;
  • Sodium 670mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 25g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.