Easy Smothered Chicken
    Servings Prep Time
    6servings 20minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    1hour 0minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6servings 20minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    1hour 0minutes
    Ingredients
    • 6medium potatoeswashed and sliced
    • 6medium bonelessskinless chicken tenders
    • 1small onionsliced
    • 1 – 10ozcan Campbell’s cheddar cheese soupor any other cream soup
    • 1 1/4cup milk
    • 6-8slices of baconchopped up and cooked with drippings reserved
    • 1cup cheese
    • 1teaspoon Salt and pepper
    Instructions
    1. Whisk soup, cheese and milk until smooth. Save 1 cup of cheese and soup mixture and set aside to use later.
    2. Spray the bottom and sides of a 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray.
    3. Layer potato slices along the bottom in a single layer, then top with 1/3 of the soup mixture. Season potatoes with salt and pepper. Do this 3 times, so you have three layers with potatoes, each topped with some of the soup mixture and seasoned with salt and pepper. Top potatoes with sliced onion. Cover dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile, slice bacon into 1/2-inch strips and cook in a skillet over medium-high heat until bacon is browned and crispy. Remove bacon pieces from skillet with a slotted spoon; set aside.
    5. Season chicken tenderloins with salt and pepper, then sauté in bacon drippings over medium-high heat until lightly browned (we’re not trying to cook them through, just get a nice sear on each side); set aside.
    6. Remove dish from oven and uncover. Arrange chicken tenderloins on top of potatoes and pour reserved cheese soup mixture over chicken. Cover tightly again and continue cooking for 30 more minutes.
    7. Remove dish from oven and uncover. Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over chicken and potatoes then top with bacon pieces. Return dish to oven and continue cooking, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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