Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mexican Chicken.

EDIT! I totally forgot an important ingredient of the recipe! I am so sorry. I have pregnancy brain. You mix 2 cans of cream of chicken soup with the cheese/rotel mixture. I added the information to the recipe below. So sorry. Oops.

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Oh my! I have to say "thank you" if you are still reading this today. After yesterday's little prank, you are much appreciated for still being my friend. :) Heehee... I'm sorry, but it was hilarious. And just be thankful that you aren't my husband. I woke him up in the wee hour of the morning and told him my water broke.

That. Was. Awesome.

Hope you had a great April Fool's day! :)

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It's been far too long since I have posted a recipe on this little ole blog of mine. I'm sure it's due to the fact that it's been far too long since I have cooked. Oops.

Pretend you didn't hear that.

Pretend that I get home from work and immediately tie myself up in the frilliest, poofiest apron imaginable and prepare the most delectable suppers for my fabulous husby every single night.

That is how I want you to envision me.

Please don't peek into my windows and see what has actually been happening for the past few weeks. You would likely see something like this...

Husby: What'cha makin' for supper, honey?
Me: (moaning on the couch) ahhhhh, let me just lay here for a minute.
Husby: (15 minutes later) Babe...what's for supper?
Me: Zzzzz...Zzzzz... Er, Um, Sandwiches? Cereal? Take out?
Husby: I'll get my jacket.

Poor Husby. He has been totally neglected in the kitchen department as of late. I always think I'm going to do better, and I scribble down recipe after recipe at work in the mornings. Then as the day progresses, my mind set changes drastically and I put it off for "tomorrow".

And tomorrow usually never comes.

I'm sorry, but growing a HUMAN BEING sure takes it out of ya.

But I did manage to make one of my favorite recipes not long ago. A recipe from my Mother-In-Law. It is called "Mexican Chicken".

I have to admit, the combination of ingredients doesn't seem very appealing. But trust me. When the cheesy goodness hits your mouth, you will find yourself licking the pan. It. Is. So. Good.

I told a good friend of mine to make it a few months ago. She questioned me - wondering if it would be good, but went ahead and made it anyway. Now it is a family fave!

This is a very simple dish to make.

MEXICAN CHICKEN

First of all, take 1 pound of velveeta cheese, 2 cans of cream of chicken soup and 1 can of rotel and heat it through on the stove.



Once melted, refrain from grabbing a bag of tortilla chips and gobbling up the queso-like substance. I know it will be hard, but bear with me.

It will look like this:



While the cheese mixture is melting, boil/bake/however you prefer to prepare 2 chicken breasts for shredding. Sometimes I take the easy route and buy a rotesserie chicken at the store and shred. It saves a lot of time, and oh, the flavor.

Husby likes when I do this because I believe dark meat is from Satan himself, so he tears into the legs and devours them while I happily shred the white meat.

Shred the meat and season with season salt, pepper and any other spices you prefer.



I like a lot of season if you can't tell.

Mix together the chicken and the cheese mixture.



Stir and just for funzies, add some more pepper. I'm a pepper freak.



Pour into a 9X13 dish and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.



When there are 10 minutes left to bake, crunch up some tortilla chips and throw them on top. Continue baking until the timer goes off.



While the mexican chicken is baking, prepare either egg noodles or white rice. I prefer egg noodles. I've had both.

Serve the mexican chicken atop a bed of egg noodles.



Gobble up and don't refrain from having seconds. Go ahead, I won't tell anyone.



Yum. Yum. Yum.

35 comments:

  1. Mmm, looks delicious! I will have to try it soon :) I was tempted to post pics of a recipe I made the other day...I might still do it.

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  2. Wow! Looks and sounds delicious! My SIL makes it with regular tortillas layered between the mixture. Either way I have a new spin on an old family fave to make for TheBoss. Thanks!

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  3. wow, this looks and sounds SO good. I'm going to have to try it ASAP.

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  4. Your MIL didn't serve this one to us when we lived with them for 2 months last year! I wonder why she was holding out on us. Looks like something my family would love.

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  5. Yum! Sounds good! I think I'll try this tonight! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This definitely looks strange and it's WAY different than the recipe I used to call "Mexican Chicken" that I make- which is chicken with cream cheese, salsa, and shredded cheese melted on top- but I bet it's really tasty... especially with all that pepper! :)

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  7. Mmm looks good! - the only thing that looks different is the pasta/rice since it is "Mexican" chicken - although it looks like it would also be good over lettuce (but then again that might just me my strange taste preferences).

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  8. Oh my word! I can't wait to make this! It looks D-lish!
    And I'm glad you didn't quit your blog ;-)

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  9. wow, that looks delicious! we're big mexican food eaters (you become one when you live in oklahoma :) and this recipe would be great to try!

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  10. oh gosh. i want a plate of that IMMEDIATELY!

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  11. That good friend is making it Sunday for lunch! Can't WAIT!!!! love me some mexican chicken!! : )

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  12. Sounds very yummy! Husband would love this. I'll definitely add this to the "must try" list.

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  13. This looks so good! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing. You know I love it when blog friends share recipes!!

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  14. I LOVE Rotel and Velveeta so I know this is going to be Yummo!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  15. I am the same way about making big plans for all the domestic chores I'll do when I get home from work and then never doing them, but unlike you, I cannot use a baby as an excuse. I'm just lazy!

    Recipe looks interesting. Maybe I'll try it.

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  16. Seriously? I wish you would have gotten a little closer so I could really salivate :)

    YUMMY!

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  17. I have a simliar recipe and it is delicious! I might actually make it tonight maybe

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  18. This will be on our dinner table tonight!!! YUuuuummm!
    I will let you know how it turns out :)

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  19. Yummy... kind of looks like the chicken spaghetti I made the other night. And you're making me hungry!! :)

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  20. I might just have to break my diet for that!

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  21. That looks delish!! You had me from the velveeta and rotel!

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  22. I bet he freaked out on your joke!!! haha. That looks so VERY AMAZINGLY DELISH!!!

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  23. Oh my goodness that looks delicious! Anything that starts with Velveeta is fine with me!

    And I feel the same way about cooking. At the end of working a full day, its all I can do to get myself home and to the couch. Chris has been on dinner duty lately, only because every time I say I'm going to cook I fall asleep! He's the cook now by default!

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  24. That sounds AMAZING! I'll have to try it out this weekend :)

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  25. Don't feel bad - I didn't cook anything I don't think the last 2 1/2 months I was pregnant, and I wasn't even WORKING!!!

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  26. ohh girl I love when you post recipes.. I am soo going to make this next week.. yum in my tum! thanks for posting:)

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  27. One question, what is Rotel???

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  28. YUMMMM that looks so good. Thanks so much for sharing I think the hubby will LOVE this! :)

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  29. This looks delicious. And kinda easy. Which is awesome for this girl since I can't cook. =) I am so making this for dinner tomorrow nite!

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  30. Looks delicious! Where did you get your dishes? I love them!!

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  31. Okay I bought the ingredients today and am getting ready to start making this for dinner tonight (and I got the soup edit). I am going to make it over brown rice, though. It looks good in your pics, so I'm excited to try it! (-:

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  32. That looks delicious, thanks for the recipe. That was a good April Fool's joke on your hubby, I'm sure he jumped up fast!!

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