Wednesday, March 17, 2010

chicken, chicken who wants chicken

So on Sunday, I decided to make chicken in a crock-pot. (Stuff it with lemon & thyme, cook it for 3 hours on high)
I also decided to make 2 - for the left overs.
Last night I made "creamed" chicken - gumbo without the spice? (flour & stock thickened up with veggies & chopped cooked chicken breast)
Now I am soliciting ideas on how to use cooked chicken (non-dairy please.)
I could even use some - serve it with a starch & a vegetable ideas. (Jacob had it with butternut squash twice!)


Cathi said...

One of our favourite meals is chicken chopped up with rice and a vegetable. It's a one-plate dinner and is always good. I usually add some cardamom to the water when cooking the rice as it gives it a nice flavour that's just a bit different.

Rian said...

How about a version curry with coconut milk (which I believe is non-dairy) and mild curry powder. I put onions, carrots and cauliflower in mine. Cook the veggies in the coconut milk until thickened, then add the chicken last so it doesn't overcook. Serve it over basmati rice. Or you could go in a Thai direction with lemongrass and jasmine rice.

How about tossing the chicken with couscous, chickpeas, and Indian spices. That sounds pretty good to me. And easy. Spinach would be good in there, also.

Wait--one more. Stir-fry cold cooked rice, scallions, water chestnuts, cooked chicken, red pepper, a little soy sauce and sugar, and sprinkle peanuts on top. A version of Nasi Goreng. We like it with Sambal, which is hot stuff. Mmmmm.

Jeanne said...

How about pineapple chicken? Carrots, maybe green pepper if you like, or sugar pea pods, and canned pineapple chunks. Make a little sweet-sour sauce with vinegar, brown sugar, the juice from the pineapples, chicken broth if you want lots of sauce, sesame oil if you want it to taste "Chinese", and serve over rice or chow mein noodles.

sophie said...

How about "white" chili, made with white beans, tomatoes and chili seasonings and your left-over chicken, shredded and added at the end of the cooking time.

Jules said...

I put cooked chicken on salad a lot. It is great with walnuts, onions, mixed greens, and a balsamic vinegrette dressing. I put cheese on, too, but that would be dairy. Chicken and rice soup is great. Wow, I never realized how much I put dairy with chicken until right now.
I cook mine in the crockpot all day on low with just some olive oil.

cindyquiltsOR said...

How about a chicken pot pie? Chicken and dumplings?

Michele said...

Chicken tacos are delish and EASY.