Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chef Jessie at your rescue

OK, so the day 6 theme is your favorite go to recipe... I have a couple so here you go!

The first one is a chicken corn chowder! I know it's hot in Arizona for chowder, but man oh man is it yummy!

•2 tablespoons butter
•1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
•1/2 cup chopped onion
•2 ribs celery, sliced
•2 small carrots, sliced
•2 cups frozen corn kernels
•2 cans cream of potato soup
•1 1/2 cups chicken broth
•1 teaspoon dried dill weed
•1/2 cup half and half or evaporated milk
In a large skillet, melt the butter or margarine; brown chicken. Transfer chicken to slow cooker. Add onions and celery to skillet and sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes, until just tender. Add the onions and celery to crockpot, along with carrots, corn kernels, soup, chicken broth and dill to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours or until chicken is done and vegetables are tender. During the last 10 minutes, stir in the half and half or evaporated milk.

My second favorite recipe is a Hot Chicken Swirls appetizer...

2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated reduced-fat crescent rolls
1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
1/4 cup reduced-fat ranch salad dressing
1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
Separate each tube of crescent dough into four rectangles; gently press perforations to seal. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; spread evenly over rectangles. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side; pinch seams to seal.
Cut each into eight slices; place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 64 appetizers.

And with either of those options you could throw along a nice Frozen Strawberry Margarita!! :-). Wait, who am I kidding, you could throw along a frozen strawberry margarita with ANY meal!!!


  1. Yumm, I love that last one. I might have to make that with this chicken I have in my freezer. Oh wait, it's an appetizer, oh well lol

  2. Nothing wrong with an Appetizer for dinner :-) It does have chicken, afterall!

  3. I knew you'd have a good post for this one! I'm down like charlie brown for margaritas!

  4. Hey sisstah! I gave you an award on the old bloggy thing today :)