Three-Cheese Chicken Strata

Three-Cheese Chicken Strata

sing leftovers you may already have on hand, you can spend just 20 minutes putting together this hearty bread bake. Let it rest overnight and just pop it in the oven the next day at dinner time.

Ingredients









Cooking Instructions

1

In small pot, bring 2 quarts water to boil. Add broccoli florets; cook until bright green and tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into ice bath to stop cooking. Drain and pat dry. Set aside.


2

Whisk eggs, milk, parmesan and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.


3

Spread 4 cups bread cubes evenly in 9x13-inch baking dish. Layer chicken, reserved broccoli and 1 cup each alpine-style and gouda cheeses over cubes.


4

Pour reserved egg mixture evenly over strata. Top with remaining 4 cups bread cubes. Press cubes down firmly with measuring cup so egg mixture soaks into bread. Top with remaining alpine-style and gouda cheeses.


5

Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight. Casserole may be frozen at this point for future use. If freezing, thaw completely before baking. 
 


6

When ready to bake strata, heat oven to 350°F. Bake covered with foil 20 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Ingredients









Cooking Instructions

1

In small pot, bring 2 quarts water to boil. Add broccoli florets; cook until bright green and tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into ice bath to stop cooking. Drain and pat dry. Set aside.


2

Whisk eggs, milk, parmesan and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.


3

Spread 4 cups bread cubes evenly in 9x13-inch baking dish. Layer chicken, reserved broccoli and 1 cup each alpine-style and gouda cheeses over cubes.


4

Pour reserved egg mixture evenly over strata. Top with remaining 4 cups bread cubes. Press cubes down firmly with measuring cup so egg mixture soaks into bread. Top with remaining alpine-style and gouda cheeses.


5

Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight. Casserole may be frozen at this point for future use. If freezing, thaw completely before baking. 
 


6

When ready to bake strata, heat oven to 350°F. Bake covered with foil 20 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


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