Saturday, October 13, 2007

Pick Your Chicken

Earlier this week I gave you my crazy pickin chicken method. Here are some of the ways I use this chicken:

Chicken Pot Pie
Handful of chicken (as big or small as you want)
1 can cream of whatever soup
1 can mixed veggies (or frozen peas and carrots are good, too)
dough (canned biscuits - canned cresent rolls - homemade biscuits - frozen biscuits, whatever)
Warm up can of soup, add 1/4 cup water to get it moving, add in frozen chicken and veggies. once warm, put into a casserole dish (I use a round one). Put dough on top and bake in 350 degree oven until done.
I love, love, love this, because it is a one dish meal. Great for cool nights! I would guess that this is less than $2 a meal, depending on how much chicken you use. If you use cream of chicken soup, you get a little more chicken flavor.

Chicken-Chili Casserole
Handful of pickin chicken
2 cups rice, cooked
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
can of whole kernel corn
2 Tbs. chili powder
(you can add black olives, too)
Mix together soup, chicken, rice, corn, (black olives) and chili powder. Put in casserole dish, cook at 350 degrees for 30 mins. Remove and scatter cheese on top. Put back into oven until cheese is melted.
**for another variation, take chili powder, corn and black olives out and replace with mixed veggies or peas and carrots -- add a handful of bread crumbs with cheese. This makes it more like a chicken pot pie casserole -- very good!

Chicken Fried Rice
2 cups already cooked and cooled rice
Olive Oil
Soy Sauce
1 cup frozen peas and carrots (frozen is best)
1 handful of chicken
1 small onion chopped
2 eggs - mixed with 1 Tbs. water
Cook eggs in a thin sheet, it may take more than one batch. Chop them into ribbons and set aside. Put a good, heavy drizzle of olive oil in a pan, and let it get hot (over medium high heat). This will go quick, so do not try it if you are wrangling kids, dogs, frisky hubbies or what have you. Put in the onion cook for a couple of minutes, then the peas and carrots, then the chicken. Cook it all for a few minutes until hot. Add in the eggs, and rice, stir well. Add in soy sauce, it will take quite a bit, maybe up to 1/3 of a cup at the beginning, just do it to your taste.
**This may not be the cheapest recipe, but it is just as good and cheaper than take out for sure!

Buffalo Chicken wraps
Tortillas
Chicken
Hot Sauce
Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing
Add 1 tbs water to a non stick skillet. Add in 2 cups chicken, cook until soft and almost all of the water is cooked off. Add in hot sauce, it will make a thick sauce on the meat, it will take about 1/4 cup. Warm your tortillas. Put a drizzle of dressing (as much or little as you want) down the middle. Put your chicken in and roll up. These are a wonderful quick dinner!

Chicken Taco Soup
1 good handful of chicken
1 can whole kernel corn - drained
1 small can sliced black olives - drained
1 small onion, chopped
1 can rotel or tomatoes
1 chicken bouillion cube (I use the ones in the spanish foods aisle)
1 pack taco seasoning
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream
tortilla chips
In your soup pot, sautee the onions until done. Add in 2 cups water and dissolve bouillion cube. Add in chiken, corn, olives, rotel and taco seasoning. Bring to a slow boil for about 10 minutes until all the flavors have combined. Ladle into dishes, garnish with cheese, sour cream and chips.

Chicken and noodles
1 cup chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 bag egg noodles
Cook egg noodles. While they are cooking, warm up the can of soup with 1/2 cup of water and add in chicken, cook until all is hot. Use it for the sauce on the hot noodles. You could add in frozen peas and carrots into the sauce for more of a one pot meal.

However you use the chicken, just remember, it is already thoroughly cooked, so you are basically reheating it. These are just a few of my recipes. Maybe I will get some more posted at some point. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Frugal Disney Mom said...

I made the chicken and noodles tonight. When I had it all mixed together it dawned on me. It reminds me of the chicken and noodles you can buy in the boxt from Kraft. Of course this is cheaper and taste much better.