I wasn't actually planning on doing a blog about this recipe.
See... our mother found this recipe card in the ancient box of recipe clippings in the cupboard and decided to make this.
It did not sound appealing to me at all.
I know...I know...I'm a little too judge-y sometimes.
Anyway....mom whipped this up in 2 seconds and it turned out ridiculously good. It is one of those recipes that you are either going to love or hate. I don't even like sauerkraut and I thoroughly enjoyed this. It is so different - which can be just what you are looking for sometimes!
Chicken Reuben Bake
4 chicken breasts, boneless/skinless
1 jar sauerkraut (about 2 cups), rinsed and drained
5 large slices Swiss cheese
salt & pepper
1 cup Thousand Island Dressing
Preheat oven to 325. Spray a large casserole dish with cooking spray.
Place chicken breasts on the bottom of the casserole dish. Layer with the rinsed sauerkraut. Layer on the Swiss cheese so it covers the entire dish. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the Thousand Island Dressing over the cheese and spread to distribute evenly.
Cover and bake at 325 for approx 1 1/2 hours, until chicken is done. (**NOTE - the temperature says 325 NOT 350.) Serve hot.
The chicken is so moist and tender done this way. Depending on how hot your oven runs you may need to cook it less time - just check with a meat thermometer for proper done-ness.
Sounds weird, right?
I totally did NOT think I was going to like it. I didn't take any photos of the prep because I thought our mother was crazy for making it.
Turns out all that melty Swiss cheese on top of that moist chicken and the sauerkraut and dressing combine into some sort of magic new flavor.
Sorry for thinking you were crazy mom. Sometimes you have some
good great ideas. :)
Be sure to stop by Or So She Says and The Chicken Chick and Hun...What's For Dinner? and Feeding Big and Memories By The Mile for some fantabulous links!