Thursday, June 19, 2008

So Filling!

I decided that I wanted to fix some easy (as usual ) for dinner, but filling.
In addition to my normal ( What do you have the taste for tonight? ) to my hubby...I also about some dessert?
Well of course, he was game for whatever.
I went through the freezer to figure something out based on what was already stored away. That's what you do when going to the grocery store is not on your to do list.
So with a pack of frozen chicken, some rice and vegetables in tow, I was able to create something super easy, filling, nd delicious for dinner.
Dinner: Cucumber Salad and Chow Down Chicken n' Rice

Cucumber Salad

2 Cucumbers (sliced)
1/2 medium onion thinly sliced
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon of finely chopped garlic
1/2 tablespoon sugar

Combine sliced cucumbers and onion in a medium sized glass bowl.
In a small glass bowl mix, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, sugar and olive oil until well mixed
Pour over cucumber and onion mixture and stir being sure to coat all of the cucumbers
Cover the bowl with plastic and place in the refrigerator for at least 30minutes.

Chow Down Chicken n' Rice

1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
1 med size onion
1 celery stalk
2 cups water
1 teaspoon of butter
Adobo Seasoning or Lawry's season salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
chopped garlic
Chow mein noodles
Rice (white or brown)
3 packs Chicken Gravy

This is the easiest meal ever.
Place chicken breast in large deep skillet pan with water, seasoning salt, and pepper.

Cook till chicken is done. Remove chicken from broth. Pour out remaining broth reserving about 1/4 of it.Finely chop onions and celery. Add butter to pan with broth and then add chopped vegetables and chopped garlic. Cook til vegetables become tender. Cut chicken into shreds (I used my food processor for this) and set this aside.

Mix 3 packs of chicken gravy with the sauteed vegetables, the add the recommended amount of water ( per the packaging) Once this is done stir constantly on med heat until gravy just starts to thicken. Then pour shredded chicken into gravy and vegetable mixture. Mix well, place on simmer and cover for 10 min.

Boil rice.

Serve with chicken mixture over rice and then top with the chow mein noodles.


whymus said...

Hi ,
I was looking at the recipe Trudi’s Potato Salad on your Angie's Simple Cooking site and I was wondering if you could tell me what salad cubes are. It's one of the ingredients of that recipe and I have never heard of them.
Thanks so much

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