Chicken Strata

March 26, 2009 8:43:05 AM PDT
The recipes in 70 Meals ? One Trip to the Store all pull from the same pool of ingredients to make shopping more efficient and cost effective.Ingredients
2 chicken breasts, cubed
6 slices of bread, or equivalent, cubed
4 tablespoons butter
1 can mushrooms, drained
1 diced fresh tomato or 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 cup cheddar jack OR Mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

Line bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2" buttered baking dish with bread. Top with chopped chicken. In a small frying pan, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add to baking dish. Top with cheese and tomatoes. In a large bowl, combine milk, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix until well blended. Pour over chicken. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, until a toothpick comes out clean. Sprinkle on bread crumbs; dot with slivers of remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Bake for 10 additional minutes, until crumbs are lightly browned.