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Thursday, August 27, 2009


I have a new, simple, yummy recipe for y'all! I was looking online for a new recipe to use the leftover chicken from baked chicken two nights ago. Y'all know I love to 'recycle' a meal into another meal -- double the dinners and half the cost. :-D
Typically, I'll make chicken spaghetti with left over chicken. Either for a second meal that week or to freeze for easy pull out on those busy, 'kids extra-curricular activity' nights.
Anyhow, I found CHICKEN MARTINO online at! Of course, in true fashion, I changed it up slightly to make it my own.
Chicken Martino, Farmer*s Wife's way:
4 cups chopped, cooked chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
4 oz sour cream; 4 oz cream cheese (if you leave the cream cheese out, use 8 oz of sour cream)
1/2 - 1 cup pureed yellow squash (sneaky way to add in veggies) :-D
Ritz crackers and/or Butter crackers
Coat your casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour in chopped chicken and lay out evenly.
Mix soup, sour cream, and cream cheese together until smooth. Add some pepper. What I did: Add in the pureed, yellow squash. Add as much as you feel comfortable with to taste; I add more than less because in the soup mixture you can't hardly taste the squash; especially, once it's all cooked together.
Pour the soup mixture over the chicken.
Place a roll of ritz and/or butter crackers in a zip top bag. Roll out with a rolling pin to make cracker crumbs. Spread cracker crumbs for topping after soup mixture. The original recipe says to bake at 400 for 20 minutes. I prefer to bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or so. If the casserole is cold, it might take a little longer to get bubbly in the middle.
Also, the recipe called for drizzling butter on top of the cracker crumbs. Seriously? If you are using Ritz or Butter Crackers -- you don't need to drizzle additional butter.
It's heart healthier my way. :-D
Try it out and tell me what ya' think!



Shelly said...

That does sound really good. I usually just do "repeat" meals with the leftovers, but as the kids get older, and are willing to try new things, I'm looking to create "new" meals with the leftovers. I actually made chicken enchiladas with leftover baked chicken last week:)

On another note...
Yes, BB's Jeff is super yummy and I can't wait to see all the drama Russell creates after being put on the block. Little disappointed that Kev and Nat are going to go back on their word. Can only hope that they continue to lose competitions.

Delaney said...

Sounds pretty good and pretty easy so that's a great recipe even before making it! Thanks for the 411. :0)

Anonymous said...

The recipe sounds super-yummy (mmmm, cream!) but I'm afraid it is way off the points scale for me. :*(

Dez said...

Mmmm.... sounds yummy! And, so easy too! I think I'll try it.
Last night I made King Ranch Chicken! Yummmy!