Friday, July 4, 2014

Chicken with Squash Dressing


4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup Picsweet Seasoned Onions & Peppers
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 pkg. (6 oz.) Cornbread Stuffing Mix
3-4 med. yellow squash
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Cheddar Cheese Soup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place chicken in a 9 x 13 x 2 baking dish.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and seasoned onions and peppers.  Bake 30-35 minutes or until chicken is done.  Peel and slice squash.  Place in a saucepan and add enough water to cover.  Boil until done.  Drain squash.  Remove cooked chicken from baking dish.  In a large bowl combine squash,  stuffing mix and cheddar cheese soup.  Pour liquid and cooked onions and peppers form baking dish into squash mixture and stir to blend.  Spread squash/dressing mix evenly in the chicken baking dish.  Top with chicken and return to oven.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until squash/dressing mixture is hot.

Martha:  A neighbor brought me some fresh squash and to be honest I only eat squash one way and that is mixed with stuffing and cheese.  I had found a recipe for an Italian chicken dish which was supposed to have spaghetti sauce poured over the chicken, onions and peppers.  I eliminated the sauce and decided to create a Chicken with Squash Dressing dish instead.  This is a simple dish to make and the chicken goes perfectly with the squash dressing.  I loved it and all I had to do was add a salad and I have an easy, delicious meal.

Food Tester Carol:  Squash casseroles are such a great mainstay of our menus.  We loved this blend of squash, chicken and cheddar flavors with the herbed bread stuffing.  The stuffing makes it taste like Thanksgiving or like a Sunday dinner all in one dish.  You said it was easy and we are going to make this one soon.