November 9, 2010

Creamy Chicken & Veggies (with Brown Rice or Biscuits)

A stand-by, go-to, easy meal that even our 11 year old makes. I make this (pretty much every time) I am asked to make a meal for someone at church due to illness, birth, etc. It freezes well too...directions are below.

Creamy Chicken & Veggies (Serves 12)
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (boiled & chopped)
5-6 cups frozen mixed vegetables
3 cans of cream of chicken soup
2 cans of water
herbs (tarragon, thyme, oregano)
garlic powder
black pepper

  • In large bowl mix all the above ingredients. 
  • Season with herbs, garlic & pepper per your taste.
  • Evenly divide into 2 (9x13) casserole dishes.
  • Bake in oven @ 400 degrees (convection) or 450 degrees (regular oven) until bubbly around edges. About 30-45 minutes
With Brown Rice:
6 cups of brown rice
7.5 cups of water
  • Bring rice & water to a boil on stove top.
  • Let boil about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce to a simmer & cover with lid.
  • Simmer till water nearly full absorbs.
  • Shut off stove & let sit a few minutes.
  • Add a scoop of rice to each plate & top with creamy chicken & veggie mixture.
With Biscuits:
2-3 cans of refrigerator crescent roll or biscuit dough (or make your own. I usually do but I had leftover crescent roll dough from Halloween Mummy Dogs)
  • Roll crescents or seperate biscuits.
  • Place on top of bubbly chicken & veggie mixture.
  • Place back into oven for 12-15 minutes until biscuits/rolls are golden brown.
  • Serve big scoops of chicken, veggies & biscuits in bowls. 
Shhh, Don't tell....sometimes I make brown rice & put a scoop in the bowl & then top it with the biscuit version.

TO FREEZE Rice Version: 
After mixing in bowl & prior to cooking put into freezer safe casserole dishes. Cover well with plastic wrap & foil or plastic wrap & lid. You may also pour into freezer bags & label with cooking directions. Place in freezer. Fully defrost before cooking. Cook rice the day of only.

TO FREEZE Biscuit Version:
After mixing in bowl & prior to cooking, put into freezer safe casserole dishes. Place biscuits on top. Cover well with plastic wrap. Then cover well with foil or pan lid. Place in freezer. Fully defrost before cooking. 

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