Hearty Chicken Strata

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours


12-14 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
My great-grandparents made this traditional Amish recipe on Sundays when they had company, and it's still one of my family's favorite dishes.
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  • 10 cups bread cubes (1/2-inch cubes)
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup diced potatoes
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 to 2 jars (12 ounces each) chicken gravy, warmed, optional


  1. Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on several ungreased large baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the chicken, potatoes, celery, carrots and parsley. In another large bowl, combine the milk, broth, eggs, butter, salt and pepper. Pour over bread mixture; toss to coat.
  3. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes; stir. Bake 45 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve with gravy if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 217 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 553mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.