Green Bean Cheddar Chicken

This is an easy casserole to make. In order to give the chicken more flavor, I sauteed it in the bacon grease rather than melting butter in a separate skillet. It worked like a charm! Makes 4 servings.

1/2 pound bacon
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon butter
20 ounces fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of Cheddar cheese soup
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Place the bacon in a skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside. Melt the butter in a skillet, and saute the chicken breasts 10 to 12 minutes on each side, until the exterior is golden, the meat is no longer pink, and the juices run clear.
Place the green beans in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook 5 minutes, or until tender.
Preheat the oven broiler. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Arrange the beans in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with the chicken, and cover evenly with the soup. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and bacon, and top with Cheddar cheese.
Broil 10 minutes, or until browned and bubbly.