Monday, February 15, 2010

TMTT ~ Chicken and Rice ... Relish! Style

I'm on my third week of using Relish! and loving my meal planning ways! Who knew this crazy hot mess of a mom could organize meals? Yup I was at the bottom of that list! No one here is complaining ok well that is a stretch of the truth but dinner at least seems to be less of a big deal and I'm not screaming telling everyone to stay out of the kitchen momma needs some alone time. This is usually when my head starts to spin ... ok a little over dramatic but one day I must just tape my house and you'll know what I'm talking about!

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Now my newest meal takes Chicken and Rice up a notch! Now it of course got late and I didn't put it all in a casserole dish. This still was very tasty, now watch out it's a little spicy and the boys weren't to happy about their tongues burning. You may want to cut back on the spices a bit.

Chicken and Rice Casserole
Chicken and Rice Casserole F
Prep time: 40 minutes

4boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
2tablespoons butter
1/2yellow onion , chopped
2stalks celery, chopped
2carrots , chopped
2teaspoons garlic, minced
1teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2teaspoon black pepper
1/2teaspoon chili powder
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
2tablespoons all purpose flour
1 3/4cups chicken broth
1 3/4cups milk
3/4cup long grain rice
1/4pound green beans, trimmed
1 1/4cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2cup breadcrumbs
1/4cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

[1] Place the chicken breasts on a small, rimmed baking sheet or pie pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and drizzle with about 1 teaspoon olive oil. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool and cut into small cubes.

[2] Melt butter in a large skillet with deep sides (or Dutch oven) over medium heat and cook onion, celery and carrots until soft but not brown. Add garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper, chile powder and cayenne and cook until very fragrant. Add flour and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes.

[3] Whisk broth and milk into vegetable flour mixture. Turn heat to medium high and continue to whisk as mixture comes to a simmer. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add rice to sauce and lower heat to medium low. Cook until the rice absorbs most of the liquid and is tender, stirring occasionally. This will take about 20 minutes.

[4] Add chicken and beans to the rice and sauce mixture and mix well. Stir in cheese. In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan and garlic powder.

[5] Pour mixture into one large or two smaller casserole dishes sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the top, cover tightly with foil, affix the cooking label and place in the freezer.

per serving: 421 calories; 40 grams protein; 15 grams total fat; 2 grams fiber; 9 grams saturated fat; 28 grams carbohydrates; 108 mgs cholesterol; 464 mgs sodium

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  1. As always, another delicious looking meal. Have a great week.

  2. Looks yummy! This is one I'll have to try.

  3. that is just so yummy..

    Have a great day Poser..

  4. Looks like a very delicious meal!! I love the "hot mess" comment. I feel the exact same way you just put it in to words all too well!!

  5. Wow! That's a fancy chicken and rice casserole, but it sounds delicious! The one I make is the Campbell's recipe-LOL!

  6. Hey Alexis!
    I have a blog award for you!
    Come by my blog and get it when you can!
    God bless!

  7. Nothing like chicken and rice to say I love you to the family...that was one of my kids favorite dishes their grandmother made when we would come over...extra gravy please :) I do mean the brown and onion of course, lol, yes I do that now and then!

    Girl you are so MIA what is up? Life getting busier as those boys speed up!

  8. Oooo this looks good! I could totally make this dairy free for Little Miss, and they LOVE chicken and rice. Yum!

  9. Boy, this looks really yummy! We are always looking for new chicken and rice recipes and this one looks really great. I LOVE my Relish! subscription, it makes planning meals so easy - LOVE the grocery list feature.


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