Its the time of the year when we set the clocks back for fall of the year, just as the cold air comes rushing down from the north, to make those wonderful chicken dishes that will warm up our bones.
There are few chicken dishes I only cook in the fall and wintertime because they do warm you up, its not like the picnic with fried chicken.
All are easy and takes very little to make.
First I always boil a whole chicken because I can use it so many ways for so many meals, even for a week, and who doesn`t like cooking enough meat at one time for a whole week?
Just remember to reserve all the broth after you remove the chicken from the cooking pot.
Chicken and Rice
This is a super comfort food around these parts and its also cheap and so easy to make.
You Will Need :
1 cup of Rice
1 cup of cooked chicken cubed
2 cups of chicken broth
Salt & Black pepper
Put 2 cups of chicken broth into a medium size cooking pot, bring to a boil, add the rice and allow to boil a minute, reduce heat to low and cook till tender.
Add the cooked chopped chicken and season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Makes four 1/2 cup servings.
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Some days I am just lazy but a girl gotta eat! This is a fast and easy pot pie.
You Will Need :
1 pack of two -deep dish pie crust
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 can of mixed vegetables – drained
1 cup of cooked chicken – cubed
1/2 cup of chicken broth
Preheat oven to 350°
Set out one of the pie crust to thaw at room temp and cook the other till its light brown.
In a large bowl combine the 2 cans of cream of chicken soup with the chicken broth, add the drained can of mixed vegetable, chicken and black pepper.
Pour mixture into the cooked pie crust. Carefully flip the other pie crust over the top of the filled crust, for a top. With a knife cut slits in the top.
Cook for 10 minutes, or until the tops is golden brown.
And the best for last!
Chicken and dumplings
This is the last of the broth, use it up time. You can find this recipe here “chicken and dumplings”
By Andria Perry
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