Saturday, November 21, 2009

What to do?

Okay, you lucky person. You have a half-eaten chicken carcass in your frig. You are a fortunate person. But what shall you do with it?

Here is one idea. Remove pieces of meat and chop them. Add Mayo, and any combination of chopped celery, pickle, relish, or chutney you like. On good toast with a crisp lettuce leaf. Lunch.

Or here is what we had last night.

Chicken & Wild Rice Dinner
1 pkg Rice A Roni, Long Grain & Wild Rice, cooked according to the package **
2 c. cooked chicken, diced
1/2 a stick of butter
1/4 of an onion, chopped
1/2 a green pepper, finely diced
1/3 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
1 c. Milk
1 c. chicken broth
1 small can diced pimento with juice

Cook the onion and green pepper in onion until both are soft. Add the salt, pepper, and flour. This makes a thick paste. Add the milk and start stiring, mashing out the lumps with your spoon. Add the stock and continue stirring until the mixture is a smooth sauce. Add the pimentos, chicken, and rice. Stir to combine. Turn it into a sprayed casserole dish and cook uncovered for 40 minutes at 400 degrees.

** I don't use packaged products like this box rice very often because I don't understand what's in it. What is hydrolyzed soy protein, maltodextrin, hydrolyzed corn gluten, anyway? But this particular product my husband loves. What he wants he gets.

Tonight Chicken Carcass Soup. We'll eat it for lunch during the week. That will give me a chance to clean out the produce drawer of the frig before Thanksgiving. Yummy and good for you too.

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