So my new roommate and I put up this quote above our kitchen wall yesterday.
I think it’s pretty fitting – especially considering I’m an excellent cook. wink wink.
Good thing it doesn’t say “I kiss better than a photograph my meals” because nobody would kiss me ever.
(Thank you to my dear friend Joy for the vinyl and her cute vinyl store.)
Last night I was determined to make these chicken pillows – even though we were invited to two different dinners and ate half a pan of 7 layer dip beforehand. C’est la vie.
We were really really full though.
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1/2 block of cream cheese
- 1 pop can of croissant dough
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet.
- Cook and season the chicken in your favorite chicken-cooking way. I just threw it in a crockpot for a couple hours with some pepper and onion.
- Shred cooked chicken and mix with cream cheese.
- Unroll croissant dough and fill with chicken cheese mixture.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
Taste Rating: 9.9/10
I want to eat these every day. I may just make them again tomorrow. They just melt in your mouth and make you very very sad when they’re gone. This only made about 8 pillows, but we had extra filling left, so make sure you buy lots of dough if you want them to go farther.
Ease of Cooking: 9.875/10
So you can make these look prettier by actually folding the croissant dough into balls around the chicken mixture, but I didn’t even go that far. Seriously – chicken, cream cheese, croissant dough from a can. How much easier can it get?? This was the easiest thing I’ve made since I started this blog and they make everybody happy.
Thanks to uh… common sense? life? … for this recipe!
So I apologize that this is way more than 5 ingredients. But it’s worth it – I kid you not, I’ve been craving these since Tuesday. I want to make these every day for dinner now.
And I’m sorry I’m very clearly not the queen of food photography. Just bear with me please. Also this was taken late because we were so anxious to eat them (aka – why half the tray is gone).
White Chicken Enchiladas
- 10 soft taco shells ( or tortillas)
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 3 Tbsp. flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup sour cream (or greek yogurt)
- 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 pan
- Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese. Roll up in tortillas and place in pan.
- In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
- Stir in sour cream and chilies. Do not bring to boil, you don’t want curdled sour cream.
- Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.
- Bake 22 min and then under high broil for 3 min to brown the cheese.
Taste Rating: 9.75/10
Gooooood heaven these are wonderful. I made them for the boys that helped me move across a parking lot into a new apartment and they were very very happy. I’m not a big fan of red sauce enchiladas, but I could eat these all day every day. And paired with my roommates spanish rice… mmmmmm. They were so so so so heavenly.
Ease of Cooking: 8.5/10
If you know how to make a rue (which is the flour/butter mixture from step 2), these are really simple. Having a rotisserie or pre-cooked chicken would make it even easier, but it still took me like an hour tops to assemble everything once I had cooked chicken.
Thanks to Joyful Momma’s Kitchen for the recipe!
but that’s just what Pinterest calls it.
sorry it doesn’t look pretty, but it’s that weird brown mushy guy on the left.
- 4 [thawed] boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup yogurt or sour cream
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- italian bread crumbs
- mix parm and yogurt/sour cream in a bowl
- place chicken in a baking dish
- cover chicken with sauce
- sprinkle bread crumbs on top
- bake for 20-30 [which actually means 45] mins [at 350]
taste rating: 5.5/10
I guess should’ve known before making this, but I’m not a big sour cream girl. so I tried to half the recipe and it turned out kinda weird. it ended up with this weird layer of sour cream on top, rather than baking in to the chicken. too much sour cream for my taste.
next time I would pick yogurt.
ease of cooking: 7/10
my biggest problem with this recipe is that it didn’t give me a temp. to cook the stupid chicken at! I guessed 350, but it took 45 minutes to cook the chicken all the way through. I also used frozen chicken that hadn’t been thawed, so that may have been part of the problem. everything else was simple enough though. the sauce took 2 seconds and it just sat in the oven, so that was nice.
need something super simple and (most likely) doable with what you’ve got in your kitchen?
look no further. even me – miss poor college graduate now intern girl – didn’t have to go to the grocery store for tonight’s dinner. yaaaaay for not spending money!!
pineapple bbq chicken
- 1/2 bottle of bbq sauce
- 3 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 20 oz can of pineapple tidbits (heh. isn’t that a funny word – tidbits?? I like that word.)
- throw it all in your crockpot
- cook on low for 6 hours
- serve over rice
taste rating: 6/10
maybe I didn’t cook it long enough, but my sauce was all runny. the chicken was delicious, but the sauce was almost too watery to have any taste. and next time I’d use white rice rather than brown, but that’s just personal pref.
ease of cooking: 9/10
super easy – I mean, it’s a crockpot recipe for crying out loud. but I did have to call my roommate and have her turn on the crockpot while I was at work because I couldn’t very well have it cooking for 9 hours when the recipe only called for 5. although with how runny the sauce was, maybe I should’ve cooked it for 9. wah wahh. oh well. it made TONS (way more than needed for my regular party of one dinner group) so now I have leftovers for tomorrow.