Friday, April 20, 2012

Stuffed Swiss Chicken

I tried a new recipe and the family loved it.
This called for lasagna noodles but I had shells on hand and used them.
It worked out really well.

10 large boiled pasta shells
1 beaten egg
2 cups creams style cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1/4 t. dried basil
2 T butter
2 T flour
1/2 tsp. dried mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese

Cook Shells according to package directions. Drain on paper towel.

For Filling-in a medium bow stir together egg, cottage cheese, chicken and the basil.

Grease a 2 quart rectangular baking dish, set aside.  Fill shells with chicken mixture, do not overfill.
Place the shells in the prepared pan. set aside.

For sauce-in a medium saucepan melt butter.  Stir in flour, mustard, salt and pepper.  Add milk all at once.  Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.  Gradually add the cheese, stirring until melted after each addition. Pour sauce over shells.

Cover and bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.  Let stand for 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with paprika. 

After the sauce

Before the sauce and baking.
This worked out well because I baked extra chicken over the weekend and all I had to do was cut it up.  This dish worked well for after work.  It did not take long to make.

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