This is a wonderful recipe. This was given to our family years ago by a good friend through the Boy Scouts. My brother would eat it all if he was allowed to and now my children who are both little love this dish. For people on a low budget this is an easy meal to make and it is easy to reheat. My mother, who does not eat chicken, loves the topping of this dish.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C).

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  • In a 9x13 inch baking dish, layer the chicken breasts, soup and water. Top each breast with a slice of Swiss cheese, then top it all with the breadcrumbs. Cut the butter or margarine into pads and place them over the top of the casserole.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Let cool and serve.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

488 calories; 24.7 g total fat; 128 mg cholesterol; 990 mg sodium. 24.8 g carbohydrates; 40.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2005
I've been making this recipe for years and we love it but instead of the breadcrumbs I use 8 oz or half a large bag of Pepperidge Farm herb seasoned stuffing not croutons. It tends to absorb the extra liquid that some people have complained about in this recipe's ratings. Plus it's so delicious! It's just as great microwaved the next day too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2010
This is really inedible made as written. It's a huge amount of dry loose breadcrumbs on chicken with some patches of butter on top. Read More
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221 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 125
  • 4 star values: 65
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2006
This recipe has a lot of potential to be even better. Substitute 3/4 C. white wine for the water. Only use 1 C. of bread crumbs and a little less butter. Layer chicken swiss cheese and then pour over your sauce- add a little ground pepper. Top with bread crumbs and drizzle with melted butter. These minor adjustments bring up the flavor quite a bit. This dish goes great with rice pilaf and green beans! This is one of our favorites. Read More
(127)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2005
I've been making this recipe for years and we love it but instead of the breadcrumbs I use 8 oz or half a large bag of Pepperidge Farm herb seasoned stuffing not croutons. It tends to absorb the extra liquid that some people have complained about in this recipe's ratings. Plus it's so delicious! It's just as great microwaved the next day too. Read More
(83)
Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2005
I had this recipe already for a few years and have made some adaptations here and there. Our family is now two people so I do this as a two person dish - one whole chicken breast will make two meals - one for now - one for later. I use cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 can of white wine (or chicken broth if you prefer) and combine them. I use croutons instead of bread crumbs - any flavor you like. I also use baby bella mushrooms sliced. So I put down chicken mushrooms swiss cheese slices croutons soup/wine mixture and later top with more swiss cheese. All in all the recipe is very good. For us just needed to be beefed up a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2005
Great Recipe! Made some personal changes... Sauteed 1/2 large sweet (Vidalia) onion 1 TBS minced garlic and 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms. Browned 4 chicken breasts sprinkled with paprika salt and pepper in 2 TBS olive oil. Placed chicken breasts onion garlic and mushrooms in a casserole dish covered with 1 can Mushroom soup 1/2 cup white wine and toppped with crushed 12 saltine crackers. Covered with foil and baked 30 minutes. Uncovered cooked another 15 minutes..... Heavenly and fit for company if plated properly with garnish. Served with wild rice and broccoli with cheese sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
Oh this is one of those really surprising meals that is fairly easy but tastes like you spent 30 at a restaurant. I did make quite a few changes per JUDITH's comments. I started by pounding out 3 very large chicken breasts and then cutting them in half. I sauted crimini mushrooms and vidalia onions in a bit of EVOO and then deglazed the skillet with white wine and continued cooking the mushrooms until just firm. Removed the mushroom/onion mixture to a plate and then sauted the seasoned chicken breasts just until slightly browned (not cooked all they way through). I removed the chicken breasts from the skillet added back in the mushroom/onion mix. I then mixed the soup (98% fat free) with 1/2 cup of white wine and poured that over and added the chicken breasts back in. Placed 1/2 pieces of 50% reduced fat swiss cheese on the chicken and then just sprinkled with some italian seasoned bread crumbs. Used about 3 T of butter to cover. I then covered the skillet and baked for 30 minutes. Took the cover off baked for 15 more minutes. I served with roasted red potatoes and fresh french bread. I would make it this way for important company it was seriously that good. I know it's a few changes but they are well worth making!! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
Family loved this recipe. I did change it up a bit Used one family size can of cream of chicken soup seasoned chicken breasts with Lawrys Seasoned Salt and added instant rice on top of my chicken before the soup. With the rice it makes an instant meal for a family just add a veggie or salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2010
Followed this recipe as is the first time I made it and it was good. Second time I browned the chicken in olive oil. After removing the chicken I sauteed mushrooms and sliced onions spread this over the chicken before adding the swiss cheese. I deglazed the pan with 1/3 cup cooking sherry then blended in the soup and some mrs.dash seasoning. I also cut the crumbs and butter in half. There were no leftovers and hubby now requests it once a week. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2004
I made this for dinner last night and it was very good. I added a thin ham slice before the cheese and used wine instead of water as a previous person stated. I also used cream of mushroom soup. A real keeper thanks! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2011
when making this i saute oil garlic mushrooms and onions in a pan and add it to the soup mixture. Also i use mushroom soup and add white wine instead of water. its delish and a really easy minimal-prep recipe. i use it as a "dinner party go to" dish. Read More
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