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Chicken Strata

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Ingredients

  • 8 slices Day Old Bread
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Cups, Diced Cooked Chicken
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Celery
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Green Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonaise
  • To Taste Salt
  • To Taste Pepper
  • 2, Slightly Beaten Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 Cup, Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Chicken Strata

A delicious and hearty chicken dish that is sure to impress.

70 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Medium

A little extra effort goes into this chicken casserole, but it's worth it!

Chicken Strata Ingredients

This classic Chicken Strata recipe will be a definitely hit with your family! It’s perfect for a fancy dinner or Sunday Brunch. It does take a little more extra work than your average casserole, but it’s definitely worth it. And sure to impress any guests you might have.

I bake a loaf of bread each week trying to master the art of the perfect loaf of sourdough. So for the bread in this recipe, we were able to use about a third of that which was perfect! A nice day old rye bread could be great too.

For the chicken, you could easily use any leftovers or half a rotisserie chicken. We didn’t have either on hand, so I just chopped up and cooked about three small chicken breasts. Luckily, the morning I made this we had cooked up some bacon so I just saved the fat from that to cook the chicken and that, of course, was terrific.

This Chicken Strata recipe could easily become a Turkey Strata if you’re looking for something to do with leftover turkey. The veggies could be swapped out as well. I think asparagus, broccoli or zucchini could all be great in this. Change things up by using a different cheese, too.

Give this recipe a try – I can’t recommend it enough. And if you do – let us know what you think in the comments or share a photo with us!

Chicken Strata Recipe Front

Chicken Strata Recipe Back

Steps:

  • Butter Two Slices of Bread 

    Butter two slices of your bread and cut into 1/2 inch slices. Set aside.

    Chicken Strata Buttered Bread
    Chicken Strata Bread Cut
  • Cut Remaining Bread 

    Cut the remaining six slices of bread in 1 inch cubes.

    Chicken Strata Cut Remaining Bread
  • Prep 8" x 8" Pan & Add Bread 

    Take an 8 inch baking dish and butter it. Layer half of the bread cubes in the bottom of the dish.

    Chicken Strata Prep Pan
    Chicken Strata Bread Add to Dish
  • Cook Chicken & Add Veggies 

    Cook your diced chicken and add your veggies (onions, celery and green pepper), mayo, salt and pepper. Mix to combine.

    Chicken Strata Dice Chicken
    Chicken Strata Cooking Chicken
    Chicken Strata More Cooking Chicken
    Chicken Strata Chicken Cooked
    Chicken Strata Add Veggies
    Chicken Strata Add Mayo
  • Add Chicken Mixture to Dish 

    Pour the chicken mixture over the bread cubes in the baking dish. Spread to cover evenly.

    Chicken Strata Add Chicken Mixture
  • Add Remaining Bread Crumbs 

    Next, layer the rest of the unbuttered bread crumbs over the chicken mixture in the baking dish.

    Chicken Strata Add Remaining Bread Cubes
  • Combine Milk and Eggs and Pour 

    Combine your milk and slightly beaten eggs and stir well until well incorporated. Pour over the entire dish.

    Chicken Strata Milk and Eggs
    Chicken Strata Mix Milk and Eggs
    Chicken Strata Pour Over Dish
  • Cover and Chill 

    Cover the baking dish with foil (or similar) and chill in the fridge for at least an hour or up to overnight.

    Chicken Strata Cover and Chill
  • Preheat the Oven to 325º 

    Before you're ready to bake the dish, preheat the oven to 325º

  • Prep for Baking 

    Once the oven is preheated, take the dish out of the fridge and uncover. Spoon the cream of mushroom soup over the top of the dish and then sprinkle with the buttered bread crumbs.

    Chicken Strata Add Soup
    Chicken Strata Add Bread Crumbs
  • Bake 

    Pop the dish in the oven and bake for about 40 minutes.

  • Add Cheese 

    After 40 minutes, take the dish out and cover it with the 1/2 Cup of shredded cheese. Pop it back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes. Once its done, allow it to cool for several minutes before serving.

    Chicken Strata Add Cheese

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