Monday, January 2, 2012

new years chicken!

just a quick post today, but i HAD to share this with you!!!

last night i invented a recipe.  and i was SO proud of it.  AND - this is the greatest compliment ever - my nine year old declared it "delicious."  so i let him name it.  and he named it:

new year's chicken on noodles delicious!

boneless skinless chicken breasts - cubed (about a pound)
olive oil - 2 Tbsp
Jane's Krazy salt - to taste
Progresso creamy mushroom soup (GF!) - 1 can
sour cream - 1 cup
Sargento (all natural!) shredded cheese - about 2 cups, maybe 3 (i used mexican four cheese blend, but your pick)
GF pasta (my new favorite is Archer Farms GF pasta, we used fusilli, from Target)

brown the chicken cubes in olive oil.  sprinkle with Krazy salt to taste (i like a lot).  meanwhile, combine soup, sour cream, and cheese in a bowl.  when chicken is brown, drain oil, add soup mixture and simmer for 15-20 minutes until hot.  while simmering, cook your pasta.  serve chicken mixture over pasta.  

so simple.  so fantastic.

word of advice about the pasta -

Archer Farms GF pasta is fantastic.  now they have fusilli as well as spaghetti, which is awesome.  because it's a combination of rice and corn pastas, the texture when you reach al dente is a little different.  you want this pasta to be just the soggy side of al dente, otherwise, when you drain it, you'll find that it's actually still very hard.  it does store in the fridge (the entire recipe does, but DON'T COMBINE THEM TO STORE!  store the chicken mixture separately from the noodles for the following reason:) in an airtight container, with about a quarter inch of water in the bottom of the container.  when you reheat it, you're going to want a)put it in a boiling pot of water for about five minutes, or b)sprinkle with water, toss with your fingers, and cook covered in the microwave about forty five seconds to a minute.  check it at 30 seconds, depending on the amount, and toss again.  we found out the hard way that it reverts back to pretty much it's uncooked state in the fridge if it's not cooked completely or stored in water.

hope you enjoy my little creation, we certainly did!  happy new year!!!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds really good & worth a try. I discovered some chicken breasts in the freezer & was looking for something new to do with them.