Friday, March 29, 2013

Easy Cheesy 5-Ingredient Chicken

Growing up with a working mom, most of our meals were simple but delicious, and this was my all-time fave. I always requested it on my birthday, and continued my love affair into college, where it was an easy go-to meal to make when you had to serve something more legit than Ramen. My siblings and I called my mom for the recipe so many times that we started just calling it "can can cup," since the sauce is two cans of soup and a cup of sour cream. As an adult, I continue to love and make this dish, since it is simple, low-calorie, and kid-friendly. We don't generally use "cream of" soups, but this is one recipe where we make an exception!

Easy Cheesy 5-Ingredient Chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 c. sour cream
chicken breasts or tenders (enough to fill a 9x13 pan)
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

First, preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 pan with some cooking spray.

Prepare the sauce by mixing the two cans of soup and the sour cream.

 Place the chicken in the pan and spread the sauce on top.
Bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on the size and starting temp of your chicken (you can put it in still-frozen if you want). Just make sure your chicken is done when you take it out. The sauce does tend to separate a little, especially if you're using light sour cream, so I usually open the oven and give it a little stir once or twice while it's cooking.

Serve over rice and top individual servings with bacon. We also love to serve it with broccoli since the cheese sauce is delicious on this as well!
Note: My grandma also makes this in the crockpot, if that's more your style!

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Kristine Foley said...

YUM! We love chicken. We love easy. This is super close to what we do already will def have to try the Cheddar Cheese Soup with it! THANKS so much for sharing and linkin up to Sunday FUNday! I appreciate it!!

Katie said...

Thanks Kristine! Love your blog!