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What would be the best possible thing I an make with the following items???

My kitchen contains the following:
chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
various canned tomato products
sweet potatoes
green and red bell peppers
wild & brown rice
pearled barley
canned tomatoes and sauce

I also have various baking products, spices, oils, etc.

What is the best thing to whip up and use some of the items above?

How about a poached chicken with vegetables served over wild or brown rice?

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch slices
3 ribs celery, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 small to medium onion, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
1 bay leaf, fresh or dried
4 sprigs fresh thyme
6 cups chicken broth (if you don’t have enough, just supplement with 1 cup water & 1 chicken bouillon for each cup)
1 cup brown or wild rice
10 blades chives, snipped or chopped, garnish
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Season chicken breasts with salt and arrange in a deep, large skillet. Cover chicken with vegetables. Add bay leaf, thyme sprigs, and chicken stock to the pan. Place over high heat and bring to a boil, covered. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Remove bay and thyme sprigs. Remove the chicken breasts and cut into slices. Return chicken slices to the pan and adjust seasoning, to your taste. Put on low heat to keep warm.

Cook your rice in 1 cup of broth from the pan, or cook it in chicken broth or water, to prepare it in advance, so that your chicken doesn’t have to wait for the rice.

Put the rice into a serving bowl, top with chicken and vegetables. Cover meat and vegetables with some broth. Garnish each serving with chives and parsley.

You can make a CHICKEN CACCIATORE over rice. Just substitute your chicken breasts for the whole chicken and your shallots for the onions:

1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika

1 chicken, cut in serving pieces, dredged in flour mixture
1/4 – 1/3 c. olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, sliced or chopped
1 green pepper, sliced or chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, sliced or crushed
2-3 medium tomatoes, chopped
2-3 celery ribs, sliced
2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. salt

After chicken is coated with the flour mixture, brown in hot oil and add the remaining ingredients. Simmer together until the chicken is done.
If needed, use the left-over flour mixture to thicken the sauce.

Serve over hot cooked rice.

For a variation you can cut the chicken into bite sized pieces before you start.


2 cups cooked rice
2 cups cooked diced chicken
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
Put cooked rice in a buttered 2 1/2-quart casserole. Place chicken over the rice. Heat butter in a skillet; sauté onion, green pepper, and celery until tender. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper; simmer for 10 minutes.
Pour sauce over chicken and rice. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes.
Serves 4 to 6.

Here’s a nice MASHED SWEET POTATO recipe:

Mashed Sweet Potatoes:
2 pounds sweet potatoes
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons cane or maple syrup
Pinch salt and pepper
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet and bake until tender and begins to ooze sugary syrup, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit until cool enough to handle.

Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh with a spoon into a large bowl. Add the cream, sugar, butter, syrup, salt and pepper, and thyme, if using and mix, mashing until the potato mixture is smooth. Cover to keep warm until ready to serve.

I love BAKED SWEET POTATOES served with lots of butter and topped with cinnamon & brown sugar. Yummy!

You can also make a great CHICKEN & RICE OR BARLEY SOUP using your chicken, shallots, carrots, celery, garlic, and chicken broth.
The spices I like to use are some salt & pepper, a little thyme, and lots of oregano. I know oregano sounds weird but it’s WONDERFUL in chicken soup. Using chicken breasts, I’d make the stock first and cook it for about half an hour, add pieces of pan browned chicken or just toss it in raw, add the rice or barley or combo and cook it for another 45 mins or so. Add more chicken bouillon and water if you don’t have enough chicken broth.


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