Monday, June 6, 2011

Flying by the seat of my pants recipe night.....

Some of my best recipes have come when I was walking through the store and so lost at what to make that wasn't one of our major food groups.  See our food groups consist of Mexican which is the base of the pyramid and then italian and then everything else.  I get sick of the same old stuff and today was no exception.  I saw something that caught my eye in the meat department and picked up a couple of packages.  It was Oscar Meyer Southwest chicken strips.  Here is what came of it....

Here's the recipe:
2 packages of Oscar Meyer sliced ready cooked chicken breast in Southwest flavor chopped or hand shredded to smaller pieces (I found these in the meat dept at Walmart)
2 bags of boil in the bag brown rice
1 can of fat free low sodium cream of mushroom soup
2 1/2 cups of milk
1/8 cup of heavy cream (sub with milk and an tbls of butter if desired)
5 slices American cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 bag of frozen broccoli
Fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
Heat soup, milk, cream, salt, pepper and cheese on stove until cheese is melted, mix in rice, chicken and broccoli  transfer to baking dish and bake at 400 until rice is tender and it is browning on top, about 20 to 25 minutes. 

Turned out to be the easiest most delicious dinner I've made in a long time!  And all by tossing some stuff together that worked in my head hoping it would work in the pan :)  Try being adventurous yourself sometime.  Take out is always a phone call away if it doesn't work out.

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