Amazing Forgotten Chicken
I don’t know how many times I have put something into the oven to cook and forgotten all about it, only to discover it later – dried out, crispy and unappetizing. As it turns out, there is a chicken dinner recipe that you can almost forget about, and it won’t be dried out or crispy and it sure won’t be unappetizing: Amazing Forgotten Chicken. This chicken dinner recipe is moist, juicy and sure to please. It’ll leave you wondering how you ever forgot about this chicken recipe to begin with (unless you’ve never heard of it, in which case you probably won’t forget about it any time soon).
What is the most common type of poultry around the world? You guessed. Chicken. Modern chickens are descendants of red and grey junglefowl hybrids first raised thousands of years ago in India. Chicken as a meat has been depicted in carvings from 600 BCE and was one of the most commonly available meats during the Middle Ages. In the United States, chicken consumption increased dramatically during World War II, due to beef and pork shortages. A chicken is, of course, a bird of many parts; most of which may be eaten. While chicken breasts are the most popular for many cooks, their white meat tends to be relatively dry. Chicken thighs, the upper part of the leg, are dark meat and usually moister. While this chicken dinner recipe calls for chicken breasts, you can feel free to substitute for any part of the chicken.
What makes this Amazing Forgotten Chicken recipe so amazing? It probably has a lot to do with the way the chicken cooks: juicy, moist and delicious! But what makes the chicken breasts in this chicken dinner recipe so juicy, moist and delicious? That can be attributed to the addition of soup. For this chicken recipe, you will need one can of Cream of Mushroom soup and one can of Cream of Chicken soup. I prefer Campbell’s soups, because they’re “Mmm Mmm Good”, although any brand will do. The Campbell’s Soup Company (also known as Campbell’s) is an American producer of soups and sells in over 120 countries. The company was started by Joseph A. Campbell in 1869 and began producing canned tomatoes, vegetables, jellies, condiments and soups. Nowadays, you can purchase low-fat versions of both of these soups, which will help make your chicken dinner recipe even healthier.
So, why is this chicken recipe called “Amazing Forgotten Chicken”? I’d say it’s because if you forget that it is in the oven, and go over your cook-time by a little bit, the chances are it will still be good. You can throw this chicken dinner recipe together, put it into the oven and walk away for at least an hour. That’s how easy this chicken recipe is; dinner practically cooks itself! (Now, when is the last time you had that happen?)
For this chicken recipe, all you will need are boneless, skinless chicken breasts, creamy soups (chicken and mushroom), Minute rice, water, butter and a package of Lipton onion soup mix (which helps add extra flavor to this delicious chicken recipe). You might be tempted to ‘forget’ the rice, but don’t be. The rice helps soak up the additional liquid (and it takes on the same great flavor as the chicken since it cooks in the same soup mixture). This chicken dinner recipe is really simple and virtually worry free. So next time you’re cooking chicken for dinner, don’t forget about this Amazing Forgotten Chicken dinner recipe!
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