Swiss Chicken Strata


6 cups French bread cubes (1/2 inch), divided

1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided

1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken or turkey

3/4 cup chopped red pepper

4 eggs

2 cups milk

1/4 cup  Dijon mustard


Layer 3 cups of the bread cubes, 1 cup of the cheese, chicken and the red pepper in greased 2-quart oblong baking dish; top with remaining 3 cups bread cubes.

Beat eggs, milk and mustard with wire whisk until well blended; pour over bread layer, being careful to evenly moisten the bread. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese; cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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