Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Favorite Chicken Dinner

James aka Chipper
Chipper and Mari Ann 1979
This has been a favorite at our home for many years, my mother made it first years before I had my son James, aka Chipper.  This recipe was a favorite of his, when he was a child and still is.

Quick Chicken and Rice
4        T   margarine
1/4    C   Chives (or green onion tops)
1/4    C   bell pepper -- chopped
1        sm can Mushrooms 
          curry powder -- to taste (I use about a 1/2 t)
1        C   rice
1        can  cream of chicken and Mushroom soup

1        can  chicken bouillon

1        chicken -- cut-up
           lemon pepper       

  • Sauté chives, mushrooms and peppers in butter/oleo till tender, stir in curry powder
  • Add rice Cook apx. 5 min. stirring often. 
  • Add soup and stock mix well
  • Pour into 9X13 prepared pan
  • Sprinkle chicken pieces with lemon pepper and place on top of rice
  • Cover and bake at 350* 30 min. uncover and continue to bake 30 min. more

Today, I tried to do it from memory, this is what I did:

Quick Chicken and Rice II
This is all that was left....
1 stick butter/oleo
 1/4 C Chives
1/4 C chopped bell pepper
1/2 C canned mushrooms stems and pieces or 1 C fresh sliced
1 1/3 C uncooked long grain rice
1/2 t curry powder
2 C chicken stock
1 can crm. of chicken Soup
Lemon Pepper
                                                     8-10 of your favorite chicken pieces
Same as original except do not cover, bake apx 1 1/2 hours.

I also made these this weekend: Once again I found this recipe on the Tasty Kitchen web site, it is a version of Oatmeal Whoopie Pies, by The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.  Allison and Sara Ann love'em.
Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies
2 cups Brown Sugar
½ cups Butter, Softened
¼ cups Shortening (Crisco)
2 whole Eggs
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t maple flavoring (optional)
½ teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
3 Tablespoons Boiling Water
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2-½ cups Flour                                                                                      2 cups Quick Oats
                                                                                       18 Marshmallows
Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream brown sugar, butter, and shortening. Add eggs and mix. Add salt, flavorings, and baking powder, mix. Mix baking soda and boiling water, then add to the bowl, mix. Add flour and oatmeal,  mix well.
Using small ice cream scoop for uniformity, scoop dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, being careful not to burn. Remove from oven, place 1/2 of them on a cooling rack, flip the other 1/2 over on the cookie sheet, top with a marshmallow, return to the oven for 1-2 minutes, just enough to soften the marshmallow, remove from the oven top with another cookie, twisting slightly as you sandwich them together. transfer to a cooling rack, and let the cookies cool completely.  Makes 3 dozen cookies or 18 sandwiches.

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