This is tasty, my husband loved it, my little kids didn't, I liked it. If you use all the squash and zucchini there is a lot of liquid--my son thought it was soup. It isn't pretty but smells wonderful. I think you should toast the breadcrumbs for best effect. It filled up my 7 quart slowcooker to the top, and it makes a ton of food. It serves more than six.
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Yield: Makes 6 servings
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Total: 5 Hours, 5 Minutes
- 2 pounds yellow squash, sliced
- 1 pound zucchini, sliced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes
- 4 cups chopped cooked chicken
- 1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
- 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups soft, fresh breadcrumbs
- 3 cups (12 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup (1 1/2 oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1. Place first 3 ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, folding back a small edge to allow steam to escape. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes or until squash is tender; drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- 2. Drain tomatoes well, pressing between paper towels. Stir together tomatoes, chicken, and next 4 ingredients. Layer one-third each soup mixture, squash mixture, breadcrumbs, and Cheddar cheese in a lightly greased 6-qt. slow cooker. Repeat layers twice. Top with Parmesan cheese.
- 3. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or until bubbly and edges are golden. Uncover and cook on HIGH 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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