I have decided to start off my blogging journey with something I'm quite familiar with, and is one of my passions. Cooking! I love to cook & bake, especially for those who appreciate eating, ha ha ! :)
I thought I would share with you today a recipe that I make quite often and is always a hit. It isn't hard to make, even for a beginner.
- 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts (depending on size is how many you need)
- 1 small container of sour cream
- 1 can cream of chicken
- 1 can cream of mushroom
- breadcrumbs (I always use the breadcrumbs that come in a can* -Italian seasoning flavor)
- 1 stick of butter
In a medium pot, boil your chicken until it is no longer pink. (Add your seasonings to this pot of water while boiling - this is your ONLY chance to season it! -- I put Seasoning salt, black pepper and garlic powder on EVERYTHING that I season, but you use what you're most comfortable with :) ) After chicken finishes cooking, drain and set aside to cool. (It's hard to handle when hot - trust me on this, and I wouldn't recommend trying it! About 15 mins is usually good, as long as you don't leave it in the hot pot that you boiled it in!) Alright - while it's cooling, go ahead & preheat your oven to 350. In a large casserole dish, (don't forget to spray it!) start tearing your chicken into small pieces - less than an inch (I hope you washed your hands! ;) ) You can spread the chicken out evenly after you finish that part, but make sure there's no "holes" where you can see the bottom of the dish. Make sure it's well-covered! Set aside.
In a medium bowl, take your sour cream, cream of chicken & cream of mushroom (out of the cans of course!) and mix them up well! Pour this mixture over your chicken. Then after you do this, it's time to get the breadcrumbs out. Spread them THINLY on top of the cream mixture. (I say thinly because you don't want a thick crust on this, or it takes away from the rest of it!) After you have gotten a thin layer spread across the top, take your stick of butter. You can do this 1 of 2 different ways (Depends on my mood on what I wanna do!) If I feel like slaughtering something, I cut it in little pieces and put them in random spots on the breadcrumbs, evenly of course. If I'm in a more peaceful mood (LOL), then I put the butter in a bowl in the microwave and melt it. After melting it, just pour it over the top of the breadcrumbs, slowly -- you don't wanna soak one end of the casserole while leaving the other end dry!
Place your dish carefully in the oven (It's really jiggly at this point, so you don't want it to overflow ;) ) ... Look at your clock and figure it will be done in about half hour! (Maybe sooner - depends on your oven. If you're not sure how fast or slow your oven cooks, I would suggest checking it after 15 mins.)
Your casserole will be done when the breadcrumbs on top are a golden brown and the edges are "bubbly".
*Kitchen tip: If you have a can of breadcrumbs, put them in the fridge and they stay fresh for MONTHS!*
P.S.. I know this doesn't read like a "normal" recipe, but I've never claimed to be normal, nor do I want to be.
Feel free to comment, share suggestions or your own recipes (Or even if it has nothing to do with cooking, that's okay!)