Chicken & Stuffing Bake – a one dish wonder

A one dish wonder – Chicken & stuffing Bake

 

In continuing to keep things “cheap & easy” I offer you this recipe for this yummy one dish Chicken & Stuffing bake. You can make it as easy or as complicated as you want, and the flavor is warm, yummy, and just plain comfort food if you ask me!

Lets get started:

Whatcha need

  • 3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast meat
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • aprox 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 2 (6 ounce) packages seasoned stuffing mix (reccomend Chicken flavor (our fav.) or cornbread)
  • 1 onion
  • 3-5 Garlic cloves (your choice)
  • (or onion powder and garlic powder can be substituted) (told ya it was easy!)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
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    Preheat oven to 350

    Begin by dicing up some onion. We use about 1/2 of one onion, but your certainly welcome to use more. Cook to your familys tastes and feel free to tweak this and that!

    Peel and crush up your garlic cloves. Sautee onion and garlic in some butter. While those are softening up, cut up your chicken to bite sized pieces. Add chicken into the cooking onions and garlic. Now add a dash or two of salt and pepper. (also add your onion and garlic powder in now if you opted to use that instead of the actual veggies) To be honest I added a dash of them myself even though I used the actual veggies!

    Cook up your chicken until the middles are no longer pink.  Oh, I wanted to show you what type of chicken I used for this. I tried out a different brand and it was OH so flavorful! I don’t know what they put in these breasts but they were lightly sesasoned with somthing so yummy! really made the dish pop even more. I think I paid about six and a half dollars for this bag.

    While your chicken is cooking, dump two cans of cream of chicken soup into a bowl. (don’t throw away cans!)

    Now fill ONE of the cream of chicken cans with milk, and add to the bowl.  (ok, now you can throw away the cans 😉

    Wisk it all up so it’s nice and smooth

     

    Now place your cooked chicken into a greased (sprayed) 9×13 pan. (this one was slightly bigger than 9×13 so it doesnt fill it as well)

    pour your cream of chicken mixture over the chicken

    Now in another bowl pour in your stuffing mix. This is our favorite…

     

    but your welcome to use what ever you prefer. Cornbread stuffing would be good too.

    now pour your can of chicken broth into your bowl of stuffing

     

    mix really well until all the bread crumbs are moist

    now pour your wet stuffing into the pan and spread out. EASY PEASY!

    Now place in the oven on 350 for 40 min. make sure you bake it UNCOVERED so it won’t be a soggy mess!

    Now you have a nice crisp layer on the very top of mmm mmm goodness!

    Dish up and enjoy! Goes great with veggies and a nice tossed salad. I love mine with some buttered crusty bread (even though theres already technically a starch in the dish, I just LURVE my carbs 😉

    Super cheap and easy!!

    ENJOY!

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    Iced Mocha Latte’s

    I have been a bad girl. I told you all that I would not abandon this blog after I had opened Sweet Addictions, and here it is, six months since my last post. Forgive me! It wasn’t my intention for it to be so long. This year has just FLOWN by! Anyone else think so? It’s been so busy busy BUSY!

    To make up for my procrastination, I am posting somthing that is so delicious, and so easy, and so CHEAP, you’ll have no problem forgiving me for being so late. I just know it 😉

    What we have here is a Homemade Iced Mocha Latte !!  It is soooooooo yummy, any coffee lover will LURVE this! And get this, it breaks down to about $0.51  a cup! sure beats the $4.50 some “other” places charge!  To me it tastes like Starbuck’s mocha frappachinos that you buy in the glass bottle.

    Also, you won’t believe how EASY they are! No special machines needed! and it takes no time at all.

    Let’s get started!!

    Whats needed:

    1/2 cup instant coffee granules

    1/2 cup boiling water

    4 cups chocolate milk

    2 cups cold water

    1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

    Ice

    optional:

    whipped cream

    chocolate or caramel syrup

    start by boilng 1/2 cup of water (microwave works best, cook for 1-2 min depending on your microwave). Mix in 1/2 cup of instant coffee granules until completely dissolved. Pour coffee into a large pitcher. Now pour in 4 cups of chocolate milk. I used the premade chocolate milk they sell at the grocery store. (You know, the brown jug of milk) (one half gallon will make two batches) but “homemade” chocolate milk should work fine too. Now pour in the coffee mixture, 2 cups of cold water, and one can of sweet condensed milk. Mix it all up and serve over ice! THATS IT!! Can ya believe it?!? One batch makes around 6 glasses or so, maybe more or less depending on the cups 😉 

    For an extra treat, add some whipped cream, and drizzle on your favorite syrup. We like caramel and chocolate.

    And of course refrigerate any leftovers.

    I don’t think we’ll ever spend money on that expensive stuff again with this recipe! Who wouldn’t benifit from saving a few bucks in the coffee fund these days??

    ENJOY!