I find myself sharing a lot of recipes on the blog for you all. Which is funny. Because I am a self taught cooker, especially since having children and a husband. Before they came around… I wanted nothing to do with the kitchen. Now, I love it more than ever because I get overwhelming satisfied coming up with recipes that 5 of us love to eat with our vast differences in tastes as individuals.
I’m a huge fan of easy recipes! I am also an even bigger fan when it is delicious and the entire family is banging their forks on the table yelling “more, please”!! We named this household favorite Chicken Melt. And it is fitting because, well, you’re going to need chicken and it’s going to melt in your mouth.
This is the kind of recipe you want to save in your handwritten cookbook for your children when they get older, because they will want to carry it forward into their own one day when life gets busy. Even in those college years, this will give them a taste of home away from home.
What You Will Need:
- 2-3 chicken breasts
- 1 can of cream of chicken
- 1 can of croissants
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/2 bag of finely shredded cheddar cheese
To start, depending on the size of your family or the number of people you’re feeding, 2 chicken breasts should suffice. But around 5 people like my family, I recommend 3 small chicken breasts. Fill a pot full of water and place the chicken in the pot and bring to a roaring boil. Boil the chicken for about 20 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. While your chicken is boiling, take your Cream Of Mushroom Soup and 1/2 a cup of milk and combine on a sauce pan and let simmer while slowly stirring occasionally. Once the chicken is cooked, take them out of the pot and begin to shred into bite size pieces.
Go ahead and preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit now. Open your can of croissants and seperate just like you would of you were making plain croissants. Take some shredded chicken and fine shredded cheddar cheese and put on the larger end of the croissant dough. Then cover the chicken and cheese with the dough by stretching and connecting to make little biscuits.
Next, when you are finished making your chicken and cheese bubbles, cover them in your baking dish with the cream of chicken and milk mixture you’ve been simmering. Bake on 375 for 20 minutes.
Salt and pepper to taste, whip up your favorite mashed potato recipe and add some greens on the side (we decided on collards tonight) and enjoy! I hope you and your family enjoy this melt in your mouth recipe for Chicken Melt! I can’t wait to hear your feedback and I am praying for each of you during these trying times right now. I hope this simple meal will make cooking feel less of a chore, bellies full and and spread cheer around the dinner table.
Ashley Joiner – Soda City Mom