Monday, April 6, 2009

Sherry Chicken and Rice

4 chicken breasts
1 stick butter (melted)
1/2 cup cooking Sherry
salt and pepper for seasoning
2 cups white rice (cooked as directed)
1 cup sour creme
1/4 cup mayo
2 cans creme of chicken soup
1/2 tsp paprika

Preheat oven to 350*. In a 9X13 dish pour in butter and sherry. Salt and pepper chicken breasts to taste on both sides and place on top of butter/sherry mixture. Bake chicken 1 hour (or 45 min if using boned chicken breasts). Remove chicken breasts from butter/sherry mixture and cool. Set aside the butter/sherry mixture for later use. Once chicken has cooled, cut up into 1" cube size pieces and set aside. Cook rice as directed on box and set aside. Mix sour creme, mayo, creme of chicken soup, and butter/sherry mixture together in a medium sized bowl. Place your cooked rice in the bottom of your 9X13 dish. Then layer cubed chicken over your rice. Next, poor your creme sauce over the chicken and top with paprika. Bake 45 min at 350*. Enjoy!

This is a wonderful recipe that I got from my sister-in-law a few years back. It does have several steps to follow that can appear time consuming, but really it is easy, and so worth the time! The cooking sherry gives it a great flavor! If you don't think you can eat the entire 9X13 dish, you can always separate into (2) 8X8 dishes and bake one and freeze the other! That is usually what we do! And when your ready to cook the other, you can just preheat your oven to 350* and pop it in and cook until bubbly (it usually takes about an hour if it is frozen, and 45 min if you have allowed it to thaw out).

Friday, April 3, 2009

Breakfast Quiche

1 pie crust (from the refrigerator section)
8 slices of bacon
4 green onions (chopped)
2 cups of shredded swiss cheese
6 large eggs
1 cup whipping crème
½ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp red pepper
1/8 tsp white pepper
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Place crust in a 9 inch pie dish, pressing dough up the sides and rim of dish. Bake crust @ 400 for 7 minutes and set aside. Lower oven temperature to *350. Stir together all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Poor mixture into cooked crust and bake @350 for 35-40 min.

I had this quiche at my friend Jana's house this week and it was SO GOOD! She did such a great job making it! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE breakfast/brunchy food so this one hit the top of the list! A must try! Enjoy!