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Cheesy Chicken & Stuffing

This is one of my ultimate comfort food recipes. I’ve always called this “Company Chicken” because my mom likes to make it on holidays or when we have company. It reminds me of home and my whole family being together. Even the smell coming out of the oven while it was baking made me feel at home. I’ve been meaning to lighten this recipe up for my blog for a really long time and I’m so glad it finally made it to the top of the list. I’m happy to say I managed to shave off some fat and calories while keeping all the delicious textures and flavors that make this dish special: juicy chicken breasts covered in Swiss cheese and smothered in creamy sauce topped with crunchy, buttery stuffing. I even served it with green beans because my mom usually does. She doesn’t even like green beans much, but she knows they’re one of my favorite vegetables, so she does it for me. She’s a really great mom that way. Food can often evoke certain memories and feelings and to me this dish has comfort written all over it.

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Cheesy Chicken & Stuffing

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 8 (4 oz each) thin boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets (2 lbs total)
  • 6 slices 2% reduced fat Swiss cheese
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can of Campbell’s 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
  • 6 oz box of chicken flavored stuffing mix (such as Stove Top)
  • 4 T light butter (half a stick), melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist two baking dishes (I used a 9x13 and an 8x8, but just use whatever fits your chicken breasts in a single layer. Two 9x13s would work fine!) with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a single layer across the bottom of the baking dishes. Tear the cheese slices into pieces and use them to cover the breasts.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the milk and cream of chicken soup until combined. Pour over the tops of the chicken.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together the stuffing mix and melted butter until stuffing is coated. Sprinkle the stuffing mix over the tops of the chicken.
  5. Place in the oven and bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes.

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
7 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
304 calories, 20 g carbs, 9 g fat, 33 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

adapted from my mom :)

   

91 Responses to “Cheesy Chicken & Stuffing”

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    Brandt's Brain — March 19, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    I’ve used almost the exact same recipe in the crock pot, super easy and SUPER yummy!!

    • emilybites replied: — March 19th, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

      Awesome! Easy and yummy is a great combination! :)

    • kowbee replied: — April 3rd, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

      How long would you cook this in a crock pot?

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    Jen — March 19, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

    Looks DELICIOUS. As do all your recipes. I look forward to every post you put up on your blog!! Can’t wait to try this. I LOVE cheese and stuffing!

    • emilybites replied: — March 20th, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Jen! I hope you love this one. Let me know :)

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    Melissa — March 20, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    This was great but I got a knock off brand of chicken stuffing and it was a little salty. I’ll try again with cornbread stuffing or brand name. It was great and my family loved it.

    • emilybites replied: — March 21st, 2012 @ 1:52 am

      I’m happy it was a hit, Melissa!

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    Tausha and baby Jorja — March 20, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    I put this in my crockpot this morning as its hot here and turning on the oven sounds dreadful! It smells amazing and looks it to. Gonna serve it with summer squash and zucchini sauted in the frying pan. But we didn’t have Swiss so I substituted with Cheddar!!!

    • emilybites replied: — March 21st, 2012 @ 1:53 am

      I hope it turns out great! I have made a similar recipe in the crock pot before and it was delicious, so I am optimistic for you! Let me know :)

      PS: Mmm, I love zucchini. I want some!

    • Kelli replied: — October 14th, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

      What would the instructions be for the crockpot? Cooking time?

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    Anonymous — March 20, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    I made this last night and it was delicious! Hit the spot. thank you Emily!

    • emilybites replied: — March 21st, 2012 @ 1:54 am

      I’m so happy you liked it! Thanks for letting me know :)

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    Anonymous — March 21, 2012 @ 12:06 am

    I made this tonight but halfed the recipe. It is sooooooo good. Can’t wait to have it for dinner tomorrow. Love all your recipes.

    • emilybites replied: — March 21st, 2012 @ 1:54 am

      Yay, thank you! I am glad it was a hit! :)

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    Anonymous — March 21, 2012 @ 2:46 am

    I’m making this tomorrow….can’t wait!

    • emilybites replied: — March 26th, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

      I hope you loved it!

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    Tracy — March 23, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    I just re-joined WW a couple of weeks ago and I’m so glad that I discovered your website! I’m looking forward to looking through your past recipes!

    • emilybites replied: — March 26th, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

      Thanks, Tracy! Let me know what recipes you end up trying and good luck with your weight loss journey!

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    Anonymous — March 26, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    Had this last week and LOVED it! Live by myself so I halfed the recipe and it came out perfect. Am a huge fan of yours, thanks for the yummy, healthly recipes!

    • emilybites replied: — March 26th, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m glad this was such a big hit :)

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    Anonymous — March 27, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    My mom makes this too, only she adds sliced ham to hers. Tastes just like a cordon blue. Yum!

    • emilybites replied: — March 30th, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

      Sounds good! :)

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    Phyllis A — March 28, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    We made this last night and we each had 1.5 servings – its a good thing we didn’t have company over cause now I can take the left overs to work for lunch – YUMMY.
    The stuffing comes out so crunchy and really does stick to the outside of the chicken. I loved the bits of stuffing mixed with cheese that fell off to the side, just heaven.
    You’ve done it again Emily!!!

    • emilybites replied: — March 30th, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

      I’m so happy you loved this one, Phyllis! Thanks for letting me know :)

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    Amanda — March 29, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    had this last night! My husband and I both loved it!

    • emilybites replied: — March 30th, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

      Glad to hear it was a hit!

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    Sarah — March 29, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    This was SO Good! I made it last night, and even the BF gobbled it up! :)

    • emilybites replied: — March 30th, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

      Yay, I’m so happy you and your BF loved it, Sarah!

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    Monica — March 30, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    :) this is so good, I made it twice this week!! Thanks for another great recipe!

    • emilybites replied: — March 30th, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

      I could easily eat this for every meal for a whole week, so I am glad you wanted to make it a second time so soon! Glad it was a hit :)

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    Erika — April 2, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    Emily, I was the one who tweeted you about this. It turned out AH-MA-ZING. Even the leftovers were perfect!!

    • emilybites replied: — April 7th, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

      I’m so glad it was a hit, Erika! I agree on the leftovers. :)

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    wendyg — April 2, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    I made this for my family this week, added a piece of ham to theirs (not mine) and we all LOVED it.Emily, I can’t thank you enough for helping me to be creative and add new things to my meal plan. Whenever I cook something from your site not only do I know exactly how to budget my WW points, but I know it’s going to be delicious and my family is going to love it. You’ve helped me lose 20 lbs so far and I know you’ll help me keep it off. Thank you so much!!!

    • emilybites replied: — April 7th, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

      Thanks for such a nice and thoughtful comment, Wendy! I’m so glad you and your family loved this meal. :) Congrats on losing 20 pounds – that’s amazing!

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    Anonymous — April 5, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    I am really not a fan of leftovers, especially more than two nights in a row. I ate this chicken four days in a row for lunch, enough said! :) Thanks for another winning recipe Emily!!

    • emilybites replied: — April 7th, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

      Hooray, I’m so happy you liked this so much! Thanks for letting me know :)

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    gnicolecan — April 11, 2012 @ 12:58 am

    Made this last night and refrigerated overnight. Hubby popped it in the oven after work and when I came home the house smelled wonderful and the dish was delicious!!! My son had 2 servings!!

    • emilybites replied: — April 17th, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

      I’m happy to hear it was a hit with the whole family! Thanks for letting me know :)

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    cindysuetoyou — April 14, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

    I don’t like Swiss cheese so I used reduced fat pepperjack. Really good! Then I ran out of pepperjack so the next time I used a light sprinkling of shredded 2% mozzarella cheese–that was awesome! My very picky, non-dieting son and reluctantly dieting husband both loved this dish. So did all of my dieting friends and other family members…our #1 favorite so far…but we just discovered your site so we may have a new favorite next week! :) Thank you for all of these awesome recipes!

    • emilybites replied: — April 17th, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

      I’m so glad this was a hit with the whole family. I bet pepperjack gave it a nice little kick! Let me know what else you try. Thanks for the comment!

    • Tanya replied: — July 18th, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

      Where do you find reduced fat pepperjack? I can’t find it anywhere!

    • emilybites replied: — March 14th, 2013 @ 1:55 am

      Cabot has a 50% reduced fat pepperjack cheese!

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    Anonymous — April 25, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    Awesome meal! But everything you make is amazing!

    • emilybites replied: — April 27th, 2012 @ 12:16 am

      Aw, thank you! Happy to hear you loved this :)

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    Wilma NC — April 29, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    I made this today and it was delicious!! My husband said it was as good as restaurant food, lol. Everything I have made from your recipes has been great, and I’ve made quite a few.

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    melonerski — May 1, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    made this last week, AMAZING! whole family LOVED it and i have a picky husband who is very hard to please, so thank u for making me look like a good cook! haha will be making it again this weekend =D

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    Anonymous — May 2, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    How would you make this in the crockpot?

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    Anonymous — May 14, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    I made this recipe last night for Mother’s Day and everyone absolutely LOVED it!! Thank you, Thank you for another AMAZING recipe!!

    Shelby @ shelby_mcdevitt@yahoo.com

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    spunkysuzi — May 31, 2012 @ 1:29 am

    I made this last night and the hubs and I absolutely loved it. Thank you!

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    Anonymous — October 7, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    Just made this. Sooooooooo good!!!

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    Juliann — October 14, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    THIS WAS AWESOME
    My husband ate the leftovers and I was sad I only got to eat it once.
    So easy and I have an obsession with stove top stuffing so this was the perfect recipe for me!

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    Juliann — October 14, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    THIS WAS AWESOME
    My husband ate the leftovers and I was sad I only got to eat it once.
    So easy and I have an obsession with stove top stuffing so this was the perfect recipe for me!

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    Laurie — November 27, 2012 @ 12:58 am

    I made this tonight…found it on Pinterest…and it was PURE heaven! I’ve fallen off of the WW wagon the past few months due to my sister dying and my daughter getting married. Today I recommitted myself and this was a great start! My husband took one bite and said, “This is REALLY good!”. He’s such a trooper with my WW meals and truly loves them all! He just eats more than I get! I’m glad I found your website!

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    Lbusy21 — December 31, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Making it right now and already am in heaven..lol.. thanks, Emily, for sharing all these recipes.. Everyone of your recipes that I have made have been a hit in my house and then i share them with my co workers..

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    Heather Yajcaji — January 6, 2013 @ 5:19 am

    Can someone tell me how to adapt this for a crockpot, I don’t have a working oven and this would make it soooo much easier….thanks!!!!

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    Erin Stanton — January 21, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    We usually make a different variation of this recipe. We will be using low sodium chicken stove top and 2%mozzarella cheese instead of Swiss. I’m sure it will be delicious.

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    Bethany Brown — January 22, 2013 @ 11:34 pm

    We just made this for dinner and it was so good! My husband kept asking if I was sure this was a WW friendly recipe. I substituted turkey cutlets for the chicken just because that’s what I had on hand. Thanks so much for all the great recipes. Everything I’ve had so far has been wonderful!

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    Unknown — January 28, 2013 @ 2:59 am

    what exactly is light butter I am not able to find it in stick form at all. Want to make this tomorrow night for dinner.

    • Anonymous replied: — January 29th, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

      I have it in stick form by Blue Bonnet. But if you can’t find it, just measure the correct amount (4T for this recipe). You’re melting it anyway, in this case and shouldn’t make a difference as far as I could see.

    • Anonymous replied: — February 11th, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

      also land o lakes brand has this option

    • emilybites replied: — March 14th, 2013 @ 1:54 am

      Yup, I use Land O Lakes

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    Anonymous — January 29, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    SOOOOOOOOO awesome!!! It’s taking all I can do to not make it again and we just had it 2 nights ago!! LOL

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    Anonymous — January 30, 2013 @ 2:38 am

    AMAZING! Just started following your blog after rejoining weight watchers and this was a huge hit with my husband and I tonight- it will def go into the weekly rotation :)

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    Sara — February 5, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    I’m having trouble making this 7 PP. I plugged it in the recipe builder exactly as is, and it came out to 15 PP per serving? I’m afraid to make it now.

    • emilybites replied: — February 5th, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

      Yikes, I have absolutely no idea how you could be getting that calculation. Both the WW recipe builder and the nutrition information from myfitnesspal come out to 7 P+ per serving. I can’t see what you’re doing to tell you what you’re doing wrong but I promise you’re not doing it right!

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    Anonymous — February 5, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

    This was delicious! The crunch from the stuffing was awesome. Both my husband and I are on weight watchers so this was the perfect recipe for both of us to enjoy. We will absolutely be making this again.

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    Anonymous — February 7, 2013 @ 6:29 pm

    I’m making this tonight! Can’t wait to try it. I don’t have swiss cheese so im using american. Hope that it will taste good. I know it will change the points just a bit but think it sounds yummy. Thanks Emily! :)

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    Anonymous — February 7, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    Girl. You have outdone yourself on this one. Perfect combo of crunchy gooey goodness.

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    Christina — February 26, 2013 @ 12:48 am

    this was AMAZING! Hubby loved it! I loved it! it will be in our menu rotation for sure!

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    daw — March 12, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    this sounds so yummy! I am just wondering if you use the seasoning packet in the stuffing as well?

    • emilybites replied: — March 14th, 2013 @ 1:54 am

      I used my store brand and it didn’t have a separate seasoning packet. It was seasoned though, so if yours has a packet then I’d definitely use it. Hope that helps!

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    Kasara — March 20, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    We are trying this tonight! :) I accidentally stumbled upon your blog and loved it and introduced my mom (who is on weight watchers)! We are looking forward to trying many more recipes!

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    Laura — March 26, 2013 @ 1:06 am

    Amazing! I had to improvise a bit to fit what I had available. I only had 5 chicken breasts so I cut them into chunks and put them in the bottom of the 9×13 pan and sprinkled with garlic pepper. Then I sprinkled on a 6 ounce bag of shredded Swiss, which was what I had on hand, and continued on with the rest of the recipe as written. Hubby and I LOVED this!!! Tender chicken, a cheesy/gooey layer, and then the topping of crunchy stuffing bits….YUMMMM! So delicious and so simple, what more could you ask for?! I served it with roasted broccoli :)

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    Anne — April 11, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    We loved this and my hubby wanted to know if I could do the stuffing like this with something else. So…tonight I am trying it with pork chops and french onion soup. Hopefully it is as yummy as this was :0)

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    @AndreaEmilien — April 16, 2013 @ 1:55 am

    I made this tonight. The only thing I changed was I used chicken tenders. So good and my picky kids both ate all of it! Thank you!!!

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    Anonymous — April 18, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

    This is yet another awesome recipe from Emily. I’ve made it twice. Yummy.

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    Losie Family — April 27, 2013 @ 1:02 am

    This may be a stupid comment but do you prepare the stuffing before putting it on top or put dry stuffing on the top?? Thanks!!

    • Emily Koenigsberg replied: — April 27th, 2013 @ 1:06 am

      Just mix it with the melted butter and put it ob top like it says in step 4!

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    SheilaMix — April 29, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    I made this for dinner last night and it is hands down THE BEST recipe that I have tried on this site. Even my 21 yr old son who lives in Chicago made it for dinner last night after I told him how great it was! Thank you so much for such wonderful meals. I literally prepare my grocery list from your recipes.

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    Shona B. — May 8, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    I made it last night for dinner. So yummy and comforting. I had a little for breakfast and I have some more for lunch. LOL! I love your site.

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    Christina Blind — June 19, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    One of my Favorite dishes! Made this in my dutch oven while camping and everyone loved it! If they only knew it was healthy food lol

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    Kelly — August 15, 2013 @ 2:01 am

    I’ve made this recipe (not WW friendly) for years and added a layer of fresh, sliced mushrooms under the stuffing. SO glad to see a lightened up version! Will definitely be making this one soon. Thank you!!

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    Anonymous — August 27, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    Any recommendations for what I could substitute the cream of chicken with? Thanks!

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    Monica — September 18, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    Oh boy, EB! I’m reaching into the archives for this one tonight! This fall weather we are having in New England is making me crave this one! :)

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    kel — January 10, 2014 @ 5:13 pm

    A total hit. This is my favorite WW recipe so far.

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    Jules — January 17, 2014 @ 1:01 am

    I was thinking to myself – this is SUCH a simple recipe, there’s no way this could be so good….could it?! Made it tonight with the only cheese I had in my fridge – muenster. Tossed in some broccoli and both myself and my husband devoured it! I did cut the amount of chicken in half but kept the cream of chicken/milk combo and stuffing at the same amount and it was absolutely perfect. Bursting with flavor. I am SO making this again! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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    amyc_ww — April 13, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

    This is one of mine and my husband’s favorite meals! Thank you so much for lightening it up. I can’t wait to try this version!

    • Emily Bites replied: — April 14th, 2014 @ 9:11 pm

      Hope it’s a hit!

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    Pattie — November 12, 2014 @ 5:09 pm

    Hi Emily! Love your blog! Making this now! How much chicken is one serving?

    • Emily Bites replied: — November 14th, 2014 @ 10:34 am

      Hi Pattie! It makes 8 servings :)

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