Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ridiculously Easy Dinner

One thing that makes dinner easier is when you prep food ahead of time. In tonight's case, I had trimmed and cut up boneless chicken a week or so ago and put it in the freezer. I took it out on Sunday, which is the day I take out my meat for the week. I had originally intended to have it in enchiladas.
But biscuits were on sale at the supermarket. You know, the refrigerated kind. Much as I love to cook, there are a few things I simply can't figure out...and biscuits is one of them (say that, 'one of them is biscuits'--it sounds better).
So, tonight's dinner: I put some canola oil in a non-stick skillet and dumped in my bite-size pieces of chicken. I cooked them a little, then added salt and onion powder. Then I let them cook until they were nicely browned. Caramelized, that is!
Step two, I dumped on two undiluted cans of cream of chicken soup (also on sale!) and gave it a stir. Then I turned the heat down and let the chicken simmer for about an hour.

I made the biscuits, which we split open and topped with the chicken. Yummy! Like the best part of chicken pot pie...which, you know, is the biscuits with that gravy, not the vegetables or even the meat. (Speaking of vegetables...this is what salad is for, LOL!)

Try this sometime!

BTW, does anyone else think (like I do) that chicken just tastes better if it has some color? I see recipes for chicken where they didn't brown it, so you get this pale, sad looking piece of meat. Caramelizing rules!


BittersweetPunkin said...

I know what you mean about those kids like the ones with the "flaky layers"!
Sounds yummy...

Mandi said...

Hey - we are on the same page with todays tip aren't we? LOL
I like this idea - sounds yummy!
And yes - I agree - carmelizing makes chicken and so many other foods taste so much better! Mmm!


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Sounds yummy.

Susie Q said...

Oh how yummy is that...whoa.


PrincessEdamame said...

I just found your blog today, and love it! I totally agree - always always always brown your meats first; your dishes will taste so much better!