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Chicken Cheese Strata Recipe

Chicken Cheese Strata Recipe

The spices in this simple strata with chicken, broccoli and cheese offer an extra-special taste. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 cups frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups cubed French bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup condensed cream of onion soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet, saute chicken in 2 tablespoons butter until no longer pink. Add broccoli, onion salt, thyme, rosemary and pepper; heat through. Remove from skillet and keep warm.
  • 2. In same skillet, toast bread cubes in remaining butter until lightly browned. In a small bowl, combine eggs, milk and soup; pour over bread cubes. Stir in chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 570 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 1282mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein

Reviews for Chicken Cheese Strata

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

"My family and guests all loved this the first time I made it and have been asked to make it several times since. I used cream of mushroom soup instead of onion and instead of making everything in one skillet I toasted the bread in a cast iron dish, added the rest of the mixture from the skillet and baked in the cast iron dish. Quick, easy and tasty!"

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

"Quick and easy to family LOVED it!"

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"I halved the recipe and substituted chicken stuffing mix for the French bread which gave it more flavor. Needed more moisture too so I added a little more milk and cream of onion soup. I used cheese but don't see the point, I'd like it without. It was okay but nothing to write home about."

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"Excellent for such a quick and easy recipe. Even my 5 year old who hates broccoli gobbled it up, broccoli and all. To make it healthier I used whole wheat bread, non-fat milk (which worked fine), and omitted the first bit of butter to fry chicken in. Also used cream of chicken and wine soup and used a smidgen of cheese. YUM!"

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"I used ground beef instead of chicken, and fresh broccoli rather than frozen. It was delicious!"

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"substituted 3 additional cups of veggies for 3 cups of the bread, used Pepperidge Farm Sage dressing instead of french bread. Very yummy!"

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"This looks so good!"

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"My husband and I don't like thyme and so I used sage instead. It was a great change for us and we really enjoyed it. I also used cream of chicken soup instead of cream of onion soup."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"Really good! I'm pretty sure it took me over 30 minutes to make, because it took a while cutting up the bread and the chicken, but overall it wasn't that hard. Thanks for another great recipe! :)"

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"Me and my family loved this recipe! I do use cream of Cheddar soup instead of Cream of Onion and I omit the butter in the chicken! So good though! I am making it again tonight for the 3rd time in a month!"

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"My entire family (which includes picky preschoolers) liked this dish. I couldn't find cream of onion soup, so I substituted cream of broccoli, and it tasted just fine."

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"Delicious! I had trouble cubing the bread but it was a delicious mixture! Will definitely make it again!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.