CHICKEN BASIL ITALIANO
Bada-bing Bada-boom! (That’s all the Italian I know.)
This chicken was GOOD and it only took about 5 minutes to prepare. Exactly why I loooooove cooking with food storage!
Start with these: 4 frozen, boneless skinless, chicken breasts
Toss them into a slow cooker, drizzle on about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with 1 envelope of Italian dressing mix.
Then add one can of cream of mushroom soup, cover, and cook on low for about four hours.
Right before serving, stir 1 cup of powdered milk into the cooking juices…
and top with fresh basil leaves!
(Note to self: Next time I’m going to remember to add a few slices of tomato to the garnish, maybe broiled.)
(Or or or! It might be fun to spoon on just a little bit of hot, from the jar, marinara. You can never have too much sauce! Words to live by.)
K. Quick question.
Does anyone else think that the fresh chopped basil leaves…look like a frog?
(I may need to be tested.)
They’re not. Try to block that image. Probably ruined it for you.
Sometimes I get very lucky when I’m experimenting/drive-by-cooking. THIS, ladies and gentlemen, may be our newest favorite food storage recipe! I couldn’t believe how great-totally creamy-don’t you dare eat it-put that fork down this instant! the sauce tasted AND IT WAS MADE FROM JUNK YOU CAN STORE IN THE CUPBOARD, FOR YEARS!
MAMA MIA, MAMA MIA, YES YOU CAN!!!
So the rice was of course from my long-term supply. The powdered milk was from my not-quite-as-long-but-10-years-is-pretty-long-supply. The olive oil, Italian dressing mix, and can of soup were from my three-month supply, even though we all know that those three ingredients will store longer than three months. And finally, the fresh basil, butternut squash, and broccoli were from my fresh or immediate supply…in my garden…theoretically. (Crossies count.)
I could weep! Can you imagine a whole platter of those steaming little…nuggies…lovingly layered with broiled tomatoes, or a delicate red sauce, and lots of fresh basil? (carefully placed so as to NOT look like amphibians) I swear I’m going to serve this for the next 100 family parties, wedding showers, meals for neighbors, Sunday dinners, and Relief Society “additional meetings.” It was awesome! Do you know how big this is??? This almost never happens to me! Oh how I wish there were some grapes that I could stomp!