Thursday, June 12, 2008

Three Cheese Chicken Bake

I think one of the reasons I like chicken casserole is that it calls for cooked chicken. Almost anytime I have a recipe that calls for this, I see it as a wonderful chance to cheat and buy a delicous moist rotisserie chicken from the deli. Chloe & Mulligan love this becase it means they get to feast on the left over scraps, assuming Mulligan doesn't wrestle the entire bird off the counter before you can pick it appart.

Three Cheese Chicken Bake

1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 ounces pimientos, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
3 cups cooked chicken, diced
2 cups cottage cheese
8 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

In a skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the soup, mushrooms, pimientos and basil; set aside.
In a large bowl, chicken and cheeses; add mushroom sauce and mix well. Transfer to a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbly.
Serve over rice if desired.


Annabel's Mom said...

Crista, you should seriously make a career of this... a restaraunt maybe, or catering? I would eat there!!!

Allie said...

I like the new name of your blog! I agree with Woody, this is your calling! I'd even come to Indy to eat at your restaurant!