Crockpot Chicken and Gravy

Ingredients

  • ▢ 2½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ▢ 10¾ ounces cream of chicken soup 1 can
  • ▢ 1.74 ounces chicken gravy mix 2 envelopes
  • ▢ 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • ▢ ½ cup sour cream
  • ▢ kosher salt to taste
  • ▢ ground black pepper to taste
  • ▢ cooked rice for serving
  • ▢ chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the soup, gravy mix, and chicken broth together. Pour over the chicken.
  • Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.
  • Using two forks, shred the chicken breasts.
  • Stir in the sour cream until combined, taste, and season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve over cooked rice, and garnish with chopped parsley.

NOTE: Gravy is very thin. Last hour of booking make a slurry. To thicken make a slurry of the gravy and either cornstarch or flour. Cook this slurry until it thickens slightly. Then, add back to crockpot.

Broccoli Rice Cheese and Chicken Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 pound processed cheese food

Directions

  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Step 2 In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Mix in the instant rice, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Step 3 In a 9×13 inch baking dish, mix the prepared rice, chicken, cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, butter, milk, broccoli, onion, and processed cheese.
  • Step 4 Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Stir halfway through cooking to help cheese melt evenly. This took almost one hour for me

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil spray
  • Two 10-ounce cans mild green enchilada sauce
  • One 10.5-ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • One 8-ounce container sour cream
  • 4 cups shredded meat from 1 store-bought rotisserie chicken or Perfect Roast Chicken (page 203 in Magnolia Table Cookbook)
  • One 4-ounce can diced green chiles
  • One 14-ounce bag grated mozzarella cheese (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • Ten 10-inch soft flour tortillas (see Cook’s Note)
  • 1 vine-ripened tomato, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Directions

  1. Position an oven rack in the top third of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13x3-inch (deep) baking dish with vegetable oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the enchilada sauce, chicken soup, and sour cream. Spread about 1/2 cup of the sauce in the baking dish. Set aside the remaining sauce.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken and chiles. Toss until well combined. Set aside.
  4. Set aside about 2 cups of mozzarella for topping the dish. Put the rest in a medium bowl for ease.
  5. Sprinkle some mozzarella on a tortilla, then add some of the shredded chicken and chiles. Tightly roll up the tortilla and place it seam side down in the prepared pan. Continue with all of the tortillas, chicken, and mozzarella (except for what you’ve reserved for the top), putting the tortillas into the baking dish as they are filled. Push the others up against one another as necessary so that all the filled tortillas fit in a single layer.
  6. Pour the remaining sauce over the filled tortillas. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the reserved mozzarella on top. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.
  7. Pass the chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and lime wedges at the table. Serve with Mexican rice and warmed charro or other beans.
  8. Store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in a 300°F oven.

Cilantro Lime Rice

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup basmati or long-grain white rice
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. Add the rice and sauté until the rice begins to brown a little, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small glass bowl, melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter in the microwave, about 30 seconds. Stir in the lime zest and juice.
  3. Pour the lime butter over the hot rice, add the cilantro, and stir until combined. Season with the salt and pepper.