Sunday, August 13, 2006

Bashed chicken leftovers

Some days I am in a flat spin and when I collect the milk and bread at my local P&P I grab a roasted chicken, for the price of R24 odd you get a chicken of reasonable size all cooked and quite tasty. I can't cook one for that price quite frankly!
Now after one or two of these days one collects a few odd chicken leftovers... what to do? what to do?
I came up with this bashed together recipe...

Bashed Chicken Leftovers.
Pre heat oven to 250/300 C

Chicken leftovers or one whole chicken pre cooked/roasted.
Packet of bacon
3 med. potatoes
4/5 tomatoes or a can of tomatoes
Packet veggie soup.
Veggie seasoning/sprinkle.

Slice and dice the bacon and chicken, place in seperate bowls.
Peel and slice potatoes into rounds about 6mm thick.
Peel tomatoes with boiling water and dice.

Place a layer of potatoes on the bottom of a casserole, followed by chicken then bacon then tomato and do it again, sprinkling veggie sasoning over the potato and tomato layers.

Mix the veggie soup with 250 ml water and pour over the top and stick the covered casserole in the oven... as soon as you get the smell of the bacon reduce heat to 200C for another 30 min. by then it should be done with the potatoes firm but soft.

Serve with a tossed salad.


Papa Ray said...

Sounds good, somewhat how I do my chicken leftovers.

Here is a recipe for you:

Papa Ray's Chicken Breasts on Rice

• 4 boneless chicken breast halves, skin removed
• 1 can cream of mushroom soup
• 1/2 soup can milk
• 1/2 soup can water
• 1 can chicken broth
• 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom pieces, with liquid
• 1 and 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 envelope dry onion soup mix or three tablespoons dry onion flakes
• 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
• 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (or cheese of your choice)
• Salt and Pepper or Seasoned Salt


Wash chicken breasts, score several light cuts on one side and pat dry; set aside.

Combine soup with milk, broth and water. Reserve 1/2 cup of mixture for later.

Mix remaining soup mixture with rice, garlic powder and half of the dry onion soup mix (about 1/4 cup). Mix well and pour into a baking dish.

Place chicken breasts on rice mixture.

Combine reserved soup mixture with un-drained mushrooms. Pour over chicken breasts. Sprinkle with remaining dry onion soup mix, thyme, and Parmesan cheese.

Cover tightly with foil and bake in a 375° oven for 30 to 40 minutes.(depending on your elevation) Remove foil and continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes longer, or until chicken is tender and liquid is absorbed.

Enjoy with side dishes of your choice.

(To spice it up, I sometimes mix tabasco sauce in with the liquid, I use a lot, but then I eat a lot of hot peppers)

Papa Ray
West Texas

RobC said...

Great! Thanks Pappa.

phlegmfatale said...

THis bashed chicken actually sounds great!