Cheesy chicken bake

Cheesy chicken bake


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About this recipe: A deliciously rich chicken dish. Chicken is pan-seared then smothered in a cheese sauce, before being baked to perfection. Serve over rice or pasta, for a substantial lunch or dinner.


Serves: 6 

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch paprika, or to taste
  • 50g butter
  • 1 (295g) tin cream of mushroom condensed soup
  • 75ml milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 225g Kraft processed cheese slices, unwrapped and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 75g mushrooms, chopped
  • 160ml soured cream

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr35min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 2-litre baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and paprika. Melt butter in a large frying pan and brown the chicken breasts well on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Lay the chicken breasts into the bottom of the prepared dish.
  3. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, mix together the mushroom soup, milk, onion, processed cheese, Worcestershire sauce and mushrooms. Allow the mixture to heat until the cheese melts, but do not boil. Stir to thoroughly combine; mix in the soured cream until smooth. Pour the sauce over the chicken breasts in the dish and cover with foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is tender and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes. Uncover, baste with sauce and bake 30 more minutes, basting occasionally.

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