"This casserole has so much zesty Mexican flavor that my husband doesn't even realize it's a low-fat dish," says Shirley Meyer of Alden, Minnesota. "With its creamy sauce made from soup and cheeses, it tastes like a calorie-laden meal when it's not."
In her kitchen in Ponca City, Oklahoma, LaDonna Reed spreads chicken breasts with a creamy filling, rolls them up, wraps them in bacon and bakes them. For a spicier version, she suggests that you try using sliced jalapeno peppers instead of green chilies.
Frances Roberts of Silver Spring, Maryland knows how to fix chicken that's tender and bursting with flavor. With only a handful of everyday ingredients, she turns a ho-hum entree into a tasty dish. Serve with a side of rice to round out the meal.
My husband used to claim this entree as his specialty until I made it and discovered how quick and easy it is. Our two sons love the juicy chicken while my husband and I enjoy the twist that brown sugar and mustard give the picante sauce.
This recipe gets wonderful flavor from the celery, onion and parsley tucked inside. This is my family's favorite way to eat poultry. When my daughter was away at school, she even called home to ask me for the recipe so she could make it herself.—Judy Page, Edenville, Michigan
"Cordon Bleu" is of French origin meaning "blue ribbon"—given as a prize for culinary excellence. The term also refers to a signature dish of chicken topped with a slice of ham and Swiss cheese, usually breaded and sautéed, or in this case, wrapped in puff pastry for a quick and easy finish. —Sharon Laabs, Hartford, Wisconsin