What’s for Dinner Wednesday: A new-to-me chicken recipe and an oldie but goodie

23 May

This meal was new to us, and we all gave it thumbs up. I’d definitely have it again.

For the past few months, my local paper has been featuring my blog’s recipes on their Facebook Page each Wednesday in a feature called “What’s for Dinner Wednesday,” so I have been trying to coordinate my blogging schedule to coincide with that feature by showing a dinner recipe each Wednesday.

Today, you’ll get a bonus, two recipes in one post.

The recipe in the photo to the left is one that was new to us, but I was inspired by an old recipe I used to make, one that was given to me by the math coach I used to work with in New Jersey when I taught there. It was a one-dish chicken and rice recipe. It called for cream of mushroom soup and rice. We used to make it a lot.

I wanted to make something similar to that, but not a baked casserole, so I searched for recipes using Cream of Mushroom Soup and Chicken until I found one here that was sauteed, and that’s the one we used and the one that is shown in the photo here. I wanted to be able to use brown rice with it, and be able to serve the rice “on the side” if someone didn’t want it all together, even though in this particular instance I do actually let my foods touch by putting the chicken on the rice.

I know, that’s big for me.

What I’ve decided to do is feature both recipes here and you can choose to make the one you’d like to make.

Enjoy!

ONE DISH CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup rice (not minute rice)

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 cup water

boneless chicken breasts

DIRECTIONS

Combine soup, water and uncooked rice in layers with the boneless chicken on top, in a casserole dish.

Sprinkle with paprika and pepper.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

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This recipe is a great new addition to our family’s menu.

BIG OVEN CREAM OF MUSHROOM CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 cup mushrooms (we had none so I skipped this part)

4 medium skinless/boneless breasts (I used tenders)

1 ten ounce can cream of mushroom soup

2 dashes salt

2 dashes pepper

cooked rice (I used Aldi’s Instant Brown Rice)

DIRECTIONS

Heat oil in a medium skillet.

Add chicken and brown both sides for 5 minutes over medium heat.

Add mushrooms and cook for 2 more minutes.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add can of cream of mushroom soup (Do not add water).

Stir until chicken and mushrooms are well coated.

Cover and simmer for 10 minutes (or until chicken is no longer pink), stirring once or twice.

This dish is best served over rice.

7 Responses to “What’s for Dinner Wednesday: A new-to-me chicken recipe and an oldie but goodie”

  1. domesticateddilettante May 23, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Your creation looks great! I occasionally make a similar dish (usually baked casserole style) with brown rice. I add some sour cream to the cream of chicken or mushroom soup (the sour cream lightens the flavor and texture considerably), then sprinkle with crushed butter crackers (Ritz) and poppy seeds, a little cheese and drizzled with butter so it gets crispy on top….and there you have “Poppyseed Chicken Casserole.”
    Happy cooking and creating!
    Terry

    • thewholebagofchips May 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

      omg that sounds so good!!! Thanks for sharing it!!

      • domesticateddilettante May 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

        Hey we all need those quick & sure-fire go-to recipes, right? Happy to share 🙂

      • domesticateddilettante May 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

        Hey we all need those quick & sure-fire go-to recipes, right? Happy to share 🙂

  2. Jo-Lyn May 23, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    That looks yummy!! I love chicken for dinner!

    • thewholebagofchips May 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

      You’re back! I’ve missed your visits!! Visited your site the other day too. Lookin’ good!!

  3. Aubrey West @ Healthy Easy Recipes July 17, 2012 at 2:02 am #

    I love chicken! This one looks very delicious and healthy meal for dinner.

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