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Birthday Chicken

February 13, 2014Danita

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This Birthday Chicken is loved by everyone in our family but I don’t usually serve it to guests and have been reluctant to put it on the blog.  Even though it tastes great and everyone who’s had it enjoyed it, there’s one problem….it doesn’t look very appetizing.  My family thinks it looks yummy, but that’s only because we know how good it is.    

“Birthday Chicken” may seem like an odd name.  Well, we made it up.  We ate it for a long time but never had a name for it so we would call it, “that chicken with the yellow gravy”….again, not too appealing and quite long.  We decided to give it a real name, but couldn’t come up with anything.

We used to live in Pennsylvania, near extended family.  Each week we all went to my in-laws house for Sunday dinner.  When it was someone’s birthday, my mother-in-law would let that person choose their favorite meal and she would make it our Sunday dinner.  A frequently requested dish was this chicken (by several members of the family).  Over time we would refer to it by saying, “the chicken we always have for birthday meals”…so it was given the name “Birthday Chicken”.

Here’s the Recipe: 

  • 8-10 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
  • 1-2 packages of Buddig Beef (pictured below)
  • bacon – 1 strip for each piece of chicken
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • pepper to taste

*Preheat oven to 275 degrees for longer baking time or 350 for faster*

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Found with the “processed” lunch meats….I know, I know…but just go with it for this one

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Place a layer of beef in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan 

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Starting at the smaller end, roll each piece of chicken and wrap it with one piece of bacon

Place rolled chicken on top of beef

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In a large bowl mix sour cream and cream of chicken soup

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Spoon mixture over chicken

Bake at 275 for 3 hrs or 350 for 1-1 1/2 hours

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It makes lots of “gravy” so it’s wonderful served over rice or noodles!

Birthday Chicken
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 8-10 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1-2 packs Budding brand beef
  3. bacon - 1 strip for each piece of chicken
  4. 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  5. 16 oz sour cream
  6. pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees for longer baking time or 350 for faster
  2. Place a layer of beef in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan
  3. Starting at the smaller end, roll each piece of chicken and wrap it with one piece of bacon
  4. Place rolled chicken on top of beef
  5. In a large bowl mix sour cream and cream of chicken soup
  6. Spoon mixture over chicken
  7. Bake at 275 for 3 hrs or 350 for 1-1 1/2 hours
Notes
  1. This recipe makes a lot of "gravy" so it's great served with rice or egg noodles
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10 Comments

  • Ruth

    May 17, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    I have been making this for 10yrs or so. Excellent recipe! I layer the beef on top and bottom. Great over mashed potatoes.

    1. Danita

      May 18, 2016 at 6:50 AM

      Thanks, Ruth! We love it. I hadn’t thought to use 2 layers of beef. My husband and son would love that!

  • Caden

    February 14, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    I suck at plating. Really really suck. It always falls apart in transit. So I completely understand the “It is good…..it smells good….but do you think the neighbor would eat it”

  • Ricci

    February 13, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    This looks yummy!!! LOVE me some chicken and this would be a fabulous recipe to add to my rotation!!

  • Alex

    February 13, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    yum, my husband has been asking me to make something wrapped in bacon, haha. This sounds really yummy!

    1. Danita

      February 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

      Alex, this is a great recipe and I also have Bacon Cheese BBQ Chicken….it’s not wrapped in bacon but layer on top…yummy! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!

  • ChristyRenee’ Garth-Williams

    February 13, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    New Recipe! Thanks for sharing! I think I will start naming some of my dishes. =-)

  • Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade

    February 13, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Def does not fall into my new “clean” eating or healthy, but if it were served to me, I’d eat it just once. I’m sure it’s good.
    Funny about the name, we have things that I haven’t posted in almost 2 years because of no name or it’s a weird sort of something. lol

  • Des @ Finding the Skinny Geek Within

    February 13, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    That does sound delicious! I’d definitely be willing to give it a go! We make a Chicken, Rice and Cheese casserole similar. Mix Cream of Chicken soup with rice, dice up some chicken and pour it in a casserole dish. Place mozzarella cheese slices on top, cover in foil and bake. Easy peasy!

  • Melanie

    February 13, 2014 at 7:12 AM

    I think it sounds delicious and I would like to make it sometime!

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