Sunday, August 23, 2009

This recipe was sent in by Justine, someone who attended one of my Grocery Smarts classes. Thanks so much Justine!

1/2 of a whole chicken pressure cooked, and shredded
1/2 pkg. cream cheese
3 cans cream of chicken soup (regular size)
1 1/2 TBSP dry Ranch dressing mix
enough milk to make a nice gravy

In a pot and on medium heat, warm up the soup, Ranch dressing mix and milk. Drop in cream cheese to melt. Add chicken and stir together before serving over mashed potatoes with side of green beans and dinner roll.

I use potato flakes from the LDS cannery in Las Vegas.
I use the 5 star dinner roll recipe at

My family really enjoys this dinner and we hope your family does, too.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce

My children could hardly stop raving about this between bites. Pammie even claims it to be her new favorite food- ousting the long-standing salad. I confirmed that she'd rather have it than salad and she told me she wished we could have it everyday! I served it with some mashed potatoes, using the cream sauce on the potatoes as well instead of gravy. I also used 6 chicken breasts but didn't increase any other amounts and we were just fine. There's not a bite of leftovers left!

Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce
Source: AllRecipes Dinner Spinner app for iPhone

1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. dried bread crumbs
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 c. chicken broth
1 c. heavy whipping cream
1 (4 oz) jar sliced pimento peppers, drained (I ommitted these)
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
1/4 c. chopped fresh basil
1/8 tsp. black pepper

Place milk & bread crumbs in separate, shallow bowls. In skillet, heat butter or margarine to medium heat. Dip chicken in milk, then coat with crumbs. Cook in butter or margarine, on both sides, until juices run clear (about 10 minutes). Remove and keep warm.
Add broth to skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and stir to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in cream and pimentos; boil and stir for 1 minute. Reduce heat.
Add Parmesan cheese, basil and pepper. Stir sauce and cook until heated through. Pour mixture over chicken and serve!

p.s. I never make fried or breaded anything because I can never get it just right nor to stick just right. This one actually came out perfect!