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Old 07-05-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Quick Dinner with Shredded Chicken

I need something relatively simple to make for dinner tonight!

I feel stupid for not being able to come up with anything because I know there is an answer staring me right in the face, I just can't see it!

Things in the house (besides the single can of shredded chicken): Shredded "Mexican blend" cheese, tortillas, brown rice, other flavored rice, teriyaki sauce, bread, coconut milk, eggs, onion rolls, olive oil, veg. oil, and various/sundry spices. Also, in a dark cabinet in the corner of the kitchen, I found two of the biggest cans of Rotel I have ever seen... (What was my grandmother thinking...?)

Things keeping me from making something I'm familiar with: No lettuce, no pita bread, no peanut butter, no "regular" milk, no buttermilk, and no veggies really at all, because we have slacked majorly on going to the store, and it's raining heavily now so no one's going out!

We may have a few other things hiding here and there, so if you've got a recipe that involves ingredients not on the list, feel free to share!

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Old 07-05-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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I've made sloppy janes with shredded chicken. Instead of the usual tomato sauce I use cream of chicken soup and heat it all up. You can add any kind of spices but I generally use poultry seasoning. Serve it on your onion rolls. You could even add in the cheese if you want. I've done that before too. Rice for a side dish.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Says chicken quesadillas to me! You've got the chicken, the cheese and the tortillas.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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And the Rotel!
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:32 PM   #5
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I would scramble a few eggs quickly, then stir in the chicken and cheese and continue heating until it's warm. (S+P to taste.) Then reserve the egg-chicken-cheese mixture in the oven, clean the frying pan and par-fry the tortillas. (Is that a word? I mean to briefly fry them to soften them, then put aside on paper towels to absorb oil.) Finally, make taquitos by rolling the egg-chicken-cheese mixture in the "par-fried" tortillas, then fry the taquitos in about 1" of oil.

You do have taco sauce, right? Or sriracha sauce? Tabasco sauce? Anything hot?
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #6
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She has Rotel!
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #7
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I'd mix the Rotel with the shredded chicken and cheese, season and roll up in tortillas, cover with another can of Rotel and top with more cheese. Kind of chicken enchiladas.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #8
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I'd mix the Rotel with the shredded chicken and cheese, season and roll up in tortillas, cover with another can of Rotel and top with more cheese. Kind of chicken enchiladas.
Exactly!

If you have cream cheese, neufchatel, or Velveeta, even better. Any cheese will work, though.

Rice would also be good, either on the side or rolled up in the tortillas along with the chicken mix. Rice mixed with the Rotel will work too. Sprinkle with a bit of the Mex blend.

You might notice I'm a fan of Rotel....
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:52 PM   #9
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Yeah! I like the cream cheese idea. I have everything except Rotel but I have diced stewed tomatoes and green chilis which ought to work.

I've got a few other meals planned, but I'm making a note on my "Try" list.
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Says chicken quesadillas to me! You've got the chicken, the cheese and the tortillas.
I'd go with Connie's idea and put a tab or 2 of Rotel in there for some spice sounds yummy and quick and wont heat up the kitchen. Serve with some chopped lettuce and fruit of some sort, for salad and your done.
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