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    Default Chicken, chicken, and more chicken!!

    It looks like we're going to be eating chicken for our main meal every night for the next couple of weeks. I've run out of everything else...I have a bit of sausage and maybe a turkey in the bottom of the deep freeze. But other than that, it's chicken. I have plenty of it. Almost all of it whole chickens or bone in leg quarters.

    So far I'm planning on shredded BBQ chicken, chicken pizzas, and casseroles. I really hope I can be creative enough with my menu that my family doesn't get sick and tired of it before we get paid again!

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    We have been on a big chicken kick lately. But because that's what we want to eat. We've been putting grilled chicken on salads, last night was a spring mix salad with cucumber and onion with raspberry vinegrette....yum yum

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    Here's some idea's..I make a dish of cream of mushroom soup & chicken thigh's or breast..I salt & pepper the chicken on both sides then I bake until the skin is crispy then depending on how many breast's/thigh's I spoon a can or more of the soup coat all sides and continue doing this for a hour to a hour & a half..serve w/white rice & galic spinach..DELISH!

    Chicken & dumpling's,Chicken pot pie,Chicken Kiev,Chicken Cordon Bleu,Chicken tettrazini,Fried chicken,Chicken finger's....I know my family would have no problem eating everything I have listed for a few week's straight.

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    roast a whole chix w/ veg and then make soup w/ the carcass...

    nothin smells better than a roasting chix and homemade chix broth the next day! the house smells heavenly.....

    we are not truly a casserole family (sorry, but it is what it is...) so no ideas there....

    while its still hot out, what about chix salad? i make ina garten's....just google it...roast the chix breast and then follow her instructions...it is quite tasty!

    can you slice some of the brsts into cutlets? we love cutlets here! dip in seasoned flour, seasoned egg wash mixed w/ frsh lemon juice, then sesoned bread crumbs, fry a bit then finish off in the oven. very yummy! a hit w/ kids too...

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    DH has to eat more chicken these days so I try to make sure I'm serving it in different ways, with a variety of textures so we don't get sick of it.

    Some of the things we enjoy:

    smoked, w bbq sauce
    grilled teriyaki (on a stick sometimes)
    pot pie
    chicken salad sandwiches
    chinese lettuce cups (easy to "grind" in a food processor) Asian Lettuce Cups Recipe | MyRecipes.com
    stir fry Chicken Honey Nut Stir-Fry Recipe
    chicken soft tacos Stewed Chicken Taco Meat Recipe - Food.com - 140026
    quesadillas
    soup Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe - RecipeTips.com (still too warm for this, but come winter, yummm!)
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    LOL! I was just singing the same tune! As a matter of fact, it seems I get a belly-ache now when I eat red meat. Kinda tells me something, kwim? But antway, even when I have to make the chicken the same, I try to change the side dishes as much as possible. Right now, I have about 5 leftover breasts, so part I'll use for chicken salad sandwiches (hubby's lunch), but the rest is for making enchilladas for tomorrow night's supper. Pretty cheap, and a family fave. Besides, I got all the ingredients on hand. I'm also going to try making my own chicken/cheese/bean burritos, and freezing them individually for a quick micro snack/meal. I'm sure they'll be better than the frozen ones I'm buying now, but probably not cheaper. Still though, homemade always rules! So enjoy your chicken! No doubt you're healthier for it!

    Looking forward to seeing more ideas!

    Theresa

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    Creamy Chicken and wild rice soup
    Chicken taco soup
    Chicken salad
    Asian chicken
    Rosemary roasted chicken
    Chicken enchiladas
    BBq chicken
    Lemon pepper chicken
    Spanish chicken
    Chicken alfrado
    Chicken pot pie
    Chicken and old fashion homemade egg noodles
    Curry chicken
    Chicken gravy over rice
    Chicken stir fry
    Southwestern Chicken egg rolls
    Plain roasted chicken
    Chicken cheedar quiche
    Chicken BLT salads

    And lots more As you can tell, chicken is one of my favorites. It cheap and can be prepared tons of ways. Good luck.

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    You could also make chicken chilli. Then have tacos one night.

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    Fowl Down-in-Rice (Barbados)

    Back in the eighties when I was heavily into reggae music, we did a lot of Caribbean cooking in our house. This dish from Barbados quickly became a family favorite. I haven't made it in a long time and I need to do that again, but I thought I'd share this recipe.

    4 pound chicken, cut into serving size pieces
    4 T. lime or lemon juice
    2 c. chicken stock
    2 c. rice
    1/2 t. thyme
    ground pepper to taste
    bay leaf
    parsley
    2 medium onions, thinly sliced
    2 medium tomatoes, sliced
    3 T. butter
    1 t. dry mustard

    Mix chicken with the lime or lemon juice and let stand one hour. Place in DO or heavy pot. Discard marinade. Add chicken stock, bring to simmer, cover, and cook forty minutes. Remove chicken from broth and set aside. Measure liquid and add enough water to get four cups total. Add rice with thyme, pepper, bay leaf, and parsley. Bring to boil, add chicken, reduce to simmer, cover, and simmer until chicken and rice are tender and liquid is absorbed, about twenty minutes.

    Meanwhile, make the sauce. Combine remaining ingredients and black pepper to taste in saucepan. Bring to boil, cover, and simmer five minutes. Pour sauce over chicken and rice in the pot. Serves 6-8.

    This is also good made with pork. (Swine Down-in-Rice?)

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    Pad Thai also comes to mind.

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    put the chicken in fried rice

    we like the dark meat for chicken salad

    little bits of chicken in a gravy over toast, rice, potatoes or corn bread

    chicken burgers - cook the chicken, then grind it -- add egg (or just egg whites) salt, pepper, poultry seasoning or Italian seasoning, bread crumbs - form into patties and fry or bake. Serve like hamburgers.

    chicken and dumplings (we like the fluffy ones)

    General Tso's chicken

    peanut chicken

    garlic, brown sugar chicken in the slow cooker (yummy!)

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    I love chicken so I would not mind a bit!
    Love some of the PP ideas!

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    what is Pad thai? bought 20 lbs today so cluck, cluck, cluck.....lol bet I will be looking back here for some new ideas...

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    These are some recipes from my 1969 cookbook. I use these all the time, making adjustments for our dietary restrictions.

    Chicken Carnival

    1 chicken
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/4 t. curry powder
    2 cans cream of chicken soup (I'll make my own)
    1 1/2 cans chicken broth (I'll make my own)
    1 medium - size can mixed vegetables, drained (I'll use my home canned ones)
    2 cans refrigerator biscuits (I'll probably make my own)

    Cook Chicken slowly for 2 hours in 3 quarts of water seasoned with salt ,
    pepper and curry powder. Remove bones and skin from chicken; cut into
    bite-size pieces. Pour chicken soup and chicken broth into a large baking
    dish. Add chicken and vegetables. Cover top completely with biscuits and
    bake at 350 degrees about 25 minutes or until biscuits are well browned.


    Pizza Chicken

    1 egg
    1T. milk
    3 lb boiler/fryer, cut in serving pieces
    1 t. salt
    pepper
    1 c. cracker crumbs
    1/2 cup shortening
    1 can (10 oz) prepared pizza sauce (I'll use my own)
    1 c. grated Mozzarella cheese
    1/2 t. dried parsley

    Beat egg and milk with fork. sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
    Dip in egg mixture; roll in cracker crumbs. Melt shortening in broiler pan;
    roll chicken in shortening. Broil until golden brown, basting if
    necessary. drain off excess shortening. Pour pizza sauce over chicken.
    Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 70 minutes. Baste often. Sprinkle grated
    cheese over chicken when done. Garnish with dried parsley. Makes 4
    servings.

    chicken Breasts Supreme

    6 large chicken breasts , boned
    6 slices bacon
    1 pkg. dried beef, finely shredded
    1 can cream of mushroom soup (I'll make my own)
    1 can (4 oz.) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
    1 c. sour cream

    Wrap boned chicken breasts in bacon slices, securing with metal skewers.
    Place on shredded dried beef in casserole dish. combine remaning
    ingredients. Pour over chicken. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or
    until tender. Makes 6 servings.


    Chicken Hash

    2 T. margarine or butter
    2 c. chopped raw potatoes
    1/2 c. chopped onion
    1/2 c. chopped green pepper
    2 c. cooked chicken, boned
    1 c. chicken broth (I'll make my own)
    salt
    pepper

    Melt maragarine in skillet. Add potatoes, onion and pepper; cook 10
    minutes. Add chicken and broth. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook about 15
    minutes or until potatoes are done. Makes 4 servings.


    Chip 'n Dip Chicken

    1 - 3 lb fryer, cut up
    1/2 t. salt
    dash pepper
    1- 8 oz. carton onion dip, room temperature
    1 1/4 c. crushed potato chips

    Season chicken with salt and pepper. Coat each piece with onion dip. Roll
    in chip crumbs, coating well. Place on foil-lined baking sheet; bake at
    350 degrees for one hour, or until tender.


    Chicken Loaf

    3 c. cooked chicken
    1 c. carrots, sliced and cooked
    1 1/2 c. cooked peas
    1 1/2 c. bread crumbs
    1 c. milk
    2 egg yolks
    2 t. salt
    2 t. onion juice
    1 t. lemon juice

    Put chicken , carrots and peas through grinder, using coarse blade. ix with
    rest of ingredients; place in greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for one
    hour.

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    Pad Thai is a asian dish that uses vegetables, shredded chicken, noodles and a peanut sauce.

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