I've gotten quite a few requests for the recipe to Heavenly Chicken. This is one of my "Once-a-Month" meals so at the bottom you can see immediate cooking instructions as well as freezing instructions. "Cooking Day" is the corporate cooking day at my house where we prepare all 30 meals. If you are making this for tonight, then just do all the steps today! This recipe is also part of Today's Housewife's Please Pass The Chicken Recipes.
1 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach
½ cup sliced green onion
2 TBSP margarine
2 TBSP flour
1 cup milk
1 cup soda cracker crumbs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 boneless chicken breast halves, skinned
1 cup cooked cubed ham
PREPRATION PRIOR TO COOKING DAY: Cook and squeeze spinach to drain well.
CORPORATE COOKING DAY INSTRUCTIONS: Make white sauce: sauté onion in margarine over low heat until tender. Stir in flour, add milk all at once. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until bubbly. Boil and stir 1 minute more until smooth and thickened. Combine cracker crumbs and cheese. Dip chicken breast halves in crumb mixture to coat lightly. Arrange breast halves in a 13x9 baker that has been treated with nonstick spray. Seal leftover crumb mixture in ziplock bag.
Stir spinach and ham into white sauce, spoon sauce over chicken breasts. Allow to cool and cover baking dish with foil, attaching bag of crumb mixture to side of dish. Label with name and cooking instructions. Freeze until serving day.
SERVING DAY INSTRUCTIONS: Thaw and preheat oven to 350. Cover and bake for 60 to 75 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle top with crumbs. Bake 10 minute more.
SERVING TODAY: Don't cool, don't attach bag of crumbs, and don't freeze. Immediately after preparing meal, preheat oven to 350, cover and bake for 60-75 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle top with crumbs and bake 10 minutes more.