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This is a creamy, delicious casserole dish that was inspired by Creamy Swiss Cheese Chicken Bake on Mel’s Kitchen Café, adapted to make the recipe easier and in a smaller amount, but with the same cheesy flavor.

CHICKEN AND SWISS ORZO CASSEROLE

  • 1 cup dry orzo pasta
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese (approx. 4×4 inches)
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Spray a 9×9 baking pan

Cook orzo in boiling salted water according to package instructions.  Drain but do not rinse.  Lay the orzo in a layer on the bottom of the baking pan.  Top with the cooked, shredded chicken breast and then with the slices of Swiss cheese.

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, ½ cup of Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Spread this mixture over the mixture in the casserole.

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Top with the remaining ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese.

Bake uncovered @ 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
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4 servings 

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