Friday, September 9, 2011

Love Those One Dish Meals!

I came up with this, inspired by one of my Mother's 1940's recipes. Not being a professional food photographer, I didn't do so well with the picture, but this will give you the idea of it anyway:

Five ingredients:  Chicken, broccoli, rice, cream of mushroom soup, french fried onion rings

Cook the rice. I use whole grain rice, which takes about half an hour. I also like to flavor it with turmeric, which makes it yellow, but flavor yours however you like.

Brown the chicken. I used boneless thighs.

Layer the ingredients as I have listed them, with chicken on the bottom, then raw broccoli, cooked rice, one can of soup diluted with about 1/2 cup water, and then the onion rings.

Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. If the onion rings start to get too dark, cover with foil.

We had this for dinner last night - yum!

And the best part was almost no dishes to wash after because I washed all the prep pans while it was baking!

"I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate." -- Julia Child, celebrity chef and cookbook author


Anonymous said...

Carol, that gives me the best flashback to our huge dining room table and all of us around it. Great recipe.

Jude Ongley-Mowris said...

Looks and sounds really good! Since one of us (not me) in this household has high blood pressure, I would have to check out the sodium though (grin).
Jude *

Carol Shoemaker said...

Well, let's see:

Chicken - none, unless you add it I presume.
Broccoli - the same
Rice - the same
Cream of Mush - 870 mg per can, but you can buy low sodium variety.
The Onion - Sorry, I threw out the package. If it's high, substitute cereal, bread crumbs, etc.

This is also pretty low fat, unless you add it yourself - butter, etc.

Jude Ongley-Mowris said...

Good info. I was concerned about the canned soup and the onions.....I think those Panko crumbs would be really good! Now I'm hungry! dang,,,:)