Chicken a la Can
A terrific recipe from the pantry from one of our YoutTube Channel Subscriber, Chicken A la Can!!
A couple of times a week, I like to try recipes using only preps. Today I did one from only canned goods and a small bag of pasta. I think it was $5 total. This makes five meals for me, or one meal for a small family.
Ingredients for Chicken A La Can:
- 1 10 oz can of chicken. Use two if you like more meat, or to stretch it.
- 2 cans vegetables. I used one mixed veggies, 1 green bean, I did not use low sodium.
- 2 regular cans of soup. 1 cream of chicken w/mushroom. 1 plain cream of chicken. You can use 1 cream of mushroom and 1 cream of chicken, or substitute 1 cream of celery if you like.
- 1 7 oz bag of small shell macaroni. You can use rice instead of pasta, and make it for four servings. You can use more to stretch it, but add another can of soup.
Note: If you add an extra can of chicken or extra pasta/rice, you will need an extra can of soup and water.
1. In a skillet, combine vegetables (do not drain cans) and both cans of soup. I just scraped the soup out, and did not add extra water, because the water from the veggies cans will thin it out. Add drained can chicken, skim off any fat/gelatin before adding.
2.While the water for the pasta is boiling, simmer chicken/veggies/ soup mixture on low temperature. Everything is cooked from the canning, so this is just to mix the soup with the rest of it.
3. Boil the pasta until it is not hard, but not quite done. Drain, and add to chicken/veggies skillet. Simmer until pasta is done. This is probably only about three minutes--just check a piece of pasta to see that it is done. You can add a little water if needed--but I didn't need to. If you use rice instead of pasta, go ahead and cook the rice until done, but not mushy, before you add it to the skillet.
4. If you use regular soup/veggies you will not need to add salt. Add black pepper, paprika, garlic or onion powder or whatever you like to taste. It has a creamy flavor, but will not be bland if you add other seasonings.
5. I like that the canned veggies and chicken actually retain their individual taste--better than fresh or frozen, but it all blends together well. The entire process is probably 15 minutes or less, and uses what you probably already have on hand
This yummy Chicken a la Can recipe was submitted by: Robbie Gean Miller
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