Monday, June 7, 2010

nana's chicken and rice

If you just need some good comfort food try this recipe of Zach's Grandmother Weisse (aka Nana). She had 13 kids so she learned how to cook on a low budget and make easy dishes that would feed a lot of people. This is really simple, but you can do a few things to spice it up if you want.

Chicken (I use full Breasts)--use as much as you want
1 can Cream of Mushroom
2 can Cream of Celery
1 packet of dry Onion Soup Mix
1 can water (or 1 1/2 cans for larger meal)
1 cup rice (or 1 1/2 rice for larger meal)
Salt and Pepper to taste

1.) Mix all ingredients (except chicken)
2.) Place in a greased pan
3.) Place chicken on top and cover a little with the rest of the ingredients.
4.) Cover with Foil. Cook at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Notes: I didn't have the soup mix so I just put in about 3/4 a cup of chopped onions. I had a bunch of mushrooms that I needed to use up so I diced those and threw them in too. You can fuss with the recipe however you want and it will still turn out pretty good. I served this with asparagus, but green beans or another green veggie would be good too.