i need a budget chicken recipe

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by kittychatalot, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. kittychatalot

    kittychatalot DVC since 02/09 BLT

    Sep 19, 2001
    I need to make some kind of casserole for my church involving chicken and potatoes that is budget. any advice?
  2. lovesmurfs

    lovesmurfs DIS Veteran

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  4. kittychatalot

    kittychatalot DVC since 02/09 BLT

    Sep 19, 2001
    I was hoping for something that maybe involved canned soup.
  5. FormrCastMbr

    FormrCastMbr DIS Veteran

    Jun 14, 2006
    How about this (and add partially cooked diced potatoes...you can even use canned...if you do add the potatoes, just add a little extra soup):

    Bisquick Chicken Pot Pie

    1 2/3 cups Green Giant® frozen mixed vegetables
    1 cup cut-up cooked chicken
    1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup
    1 cup Original Bisquick® mix
    1/2 cup milk
    1 egg

    1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Mix vegetables, chicken and soup in ungreased glass pie plate, 9x1 1/4 inches.
    2. Stir together remaining ingredients with fork until blended. Pour into pie plate.
    3. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.

    *this recipe is 6 servings
  6. Bren's Mom

    Bren's Mom DIS Veteran

    Aug 11, 2006
    While not 'technically' a casserole, my favorite 1 dish, very budget chicken recipe that is easy and delicious is for Greek Chicken.

    Chicken thighs (skin on)
    Chunks of potato and onion
    1 8oz bottle italian dressing

    Toss the chicken and veggies in the dressing in a large open casserole or baking dish. Turn the thighs so they are skin side up. Roast for 1 hour.

    The skin will get really crispy, the chicken is always incredibly moist and the potatoes have great flavor.
  7. wickywinn

    wickywinn wicky

    Aug 1, 2008
    I make this quite often and, since it's a casserole, I use canned cooked chicken. I love to cook and, in the past, balked at canned but, in casseroles, it's great!

    Cheesy Chicken Enchilada bake:
    1 can cooked chicken, drained
    1 can cheese soup
    1 can cream mushroom (or chicken or celery)
    2 cans diced green chiles (they are small cans; very-very mild)
    2-3 big handfuls tortilla chips
    1 cup shredded colby jack cheese

    Spray casserole dish with Pam. Mix all ingredients except cheese in big bowl and pour into casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese. Bake for 20-25 at 325.

    Chips don't get as soggy as tortillas in a casserole and they are super easy to just mix in with the rest.

    This one's a crowd pleaser too.
  8. wickywinn

    wickywinn wicky

    Aug 1, 2008
    Oops, forgot you wanted one with potatoes. I also do a casserole using a bag frozen shoestring potatoes, 2 can cheese soup, 1 cup sour cream, 3-4 Tb butter or margarine, salt/pepper, and diced chicken cooked in 2Tb butter until white. Mix all together and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake 25 on 325.
  9. mncherokee

    mncherokee Mouseketeer

    Nov 23, 2007
    One that is always a hit with my family is what we call 'Curry Chicken'. I have made it a ton of different ways (oven, stove, crockpot)

    -Chicken (boneless or bone in)
    -Cream of something soup (I usually use chicken... but mushroom or celery works too)
    -Onions (or if you have picky eaters like me... onion salt)
    -Salt & Pepper
    -Curry Powder

    You can make it with potatoes if you like... I have made it with chunks of potatoes (usually in crockpot) and mashed potatoes. My family likes it with rice instead of potatoes too.

    You can throw everything together... or brown chicken first and then put the rest together.

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