Friday, March 8, 2013

Slow Cooker Creamy-Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Sometimes, it's the old standby's that bring us all together for a meal. 

"Comfort" food is just that, comfort. It makes us warm and fuzzy and evokes memories of meals that brought us happiness and just were darn tasty. 

Comfort Food  doesn't have to be defined by eating something unhealthy either. Warm toast, buttered and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar can be a "comfort food", so can peanut butter on celery. 

But to most "comfort food" are meals that fill us up and are just darn tasty, too. 

Creamy chicken and Rice is almost as main stream as apple pie. The lowly chicken is elevated when it is served in a creamy, cheesy rice blanket. Kinda on the same plane with chicken and Dumplings. 

So....a lot of comfort comes from that lowly bird. Who'd a thunk?? She's got a lot more going for her than just eggs!!

This is a slam dunk for ease of prep and down right being tasty and comforting. 


 
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Ingredients:
4 FBSCB-frozen boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 can condensed Cream of Chicken ( I used a low fat and sodium brand)
1 can Corn-drained 
1 box Zatarains Yellow Rice or Garlic and Herb (or your favorite brand's equiv.)-prepared
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:
  1. Place FBSCB in slow cooker and dollop all over the Cream Of Chicken soup. Cover and cook on High for 4-6 hours or Low 7-9. 
  2. Using a large spoon or two forks, break up meat into bite size shreds after cooking.
  3. Prepare the Rice and set aside-you can do this the night before and refrigerate it. 
  4. Pour in Corn, Rice and Cheese and combine. Cook for another 5-10 minutes, just to heat through and melt the cheese. 
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