"BARCELONA LOAF" , "MEXICAN" STYLE CHICKEN, CHICKEN "TOAD IN THE HOLE".
HERE ARE 3 SIMPLE IDEAS FOR USING ANY LEFTOVER COOKED CHICKEN OR ANY OTHER COOKED MEAT, CANNED MEATS, EVEN COOKED SAUSAGES WORK!
RATHER THAN GO FOR THE OLD TRADITIONAL CHICKEN SALAD, SOUP OR A CURRY, TRY THESE FOR A WELCOME CHANGE.
EACH RECIPE SERVES 2-3 AND EACH USES A MINIMUM OF 8OZS/1 CUP SLICED OR CHOPPED COOKED CHICKEN.
THESE RECIPES ARE TRIED AND TRUE FROM 1950'S AMERICA.
THESE ARE PERFECT FOR PEOPLE ON A FIXED INCOME OR STUDENTS AND ALSO WORK WELL WITH MY BOOK "TRIM YOUR WASTE", AVAILABLE ON www.amazon/kindle.com
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1 CUP COOKED AND CHOPPED CHICKEN
1 CUP COOKED RICE
1 BEATEN EGG
1/4 CUP BREADCRUMBS ( 1 SLICE BREAD GRATED)
1/3 CUP TOMATO JUICE OR 3 TBSP TOMATO KETCHUP
dash paprika pepper
1/2 ONION, FINELY MINCED
2 STALKS CELERY MINCED
1/2 GREEN PEPPER MINCED
dash Worcestershire sauce or Hot sauce
Mix everything together well, in large bowl.
Pour into a well greased loaf pan or deep oven proof casserole dish.
Bake in preheated 350f oven on a lined cookie sheet for 35 mins.
Remove from oven and wait 10 mins then loosen sides with a knife and un-mold serve with a salad, baked beans or mashed potatoes.
MEXICAN STYLE CHICKEN
serve with cooked rice or salad
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
1/2 onion minced
1/2 green pepper minced (or a bottled roasted pepper minced)
2 cloves garlic smashed and minced
1 cup water or chicken broth
1 x 8oz can chopped tomatoes
1x 4ozs can* chopped or sliced mushrooms
1/2 tsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste
hot sauce/chili powder to taste
1/2 tsp dried oregano
* or use fresh mushrooms
Heat the oil & saute the peppers with the onions.
Cook until the onion is opaque.
Add the flour, then the chicken broth and stir well to avoid lumps.
Add all the other ingredients except the chicken and make a smooth sauce.
Place the chopped chicken in a buttered oven proof dish and top with the vegetable sauce.
Bake in a preheated 400f oven for 30 mins, loosely covered.
remove from oven and wait 10 mins before removing the cover.
CHICKEN TOAD IN THE HOLE..this is great for a lunch/brunch serve with any cooked vegetables
1 cup cooked chicken
2tbsp melted butter or margarine
1 cup all purpose or whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 eggs well beaten with 1 cup milk
1 cup leftover gravy or cream of chicken soup (not condensed)..warmed up.
Place the chicken pieces in a greased baking dish and drizzle with the melted margarine.
Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, then whisk in the egg and milk mix and the oil.
Whisk until it is smooth and no lumps, the batter should have the consistency of single/pouring cream.
pour the batter over the chicken, and bake in a preheated 350F oven uncovered on a lined baking sheet for 25-30 mins.
Serve warm for the dish with gravy or chicken soup.
Variations for any of these recipes:
use any freshly cooked meats or fish (as long as they are home cooked and have been properly stored)
use any fresh or dried herbs of choice.
Substitute hot sauce or Worcestershire for plain old salt & pepper in any recipe.
These are great ideas to live better, save more $$$$$$'s and also stop filling landfills with food..TRIM YOUR WASTE always.