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Old 05-20-2006, 06:56 AM   #11
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I like to make a shepards pie with leftover chicken.
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:32 AM   #12
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Thank all of you for the great ideas.
I didn't have the fixings for the quesadillas, I already had chicken noodle soup in the freezer, and we'd just had pasta for 3 meals in a row.
That's about where we were when I had to go ahead and fix supper.
I found a recipe in my files for Paula Deen's Hot Chicken Salad, so I thought I'd try that.
My husband turned his nose up at the sliced almonds and chopped celery it called for, so I thought I'd use pimentoes and water chestnuts instead. But the can of water chestnuts I had was pretty old, and when I opened it it smelled and looked funny, so I threw it away and opted for a can of chopped black olives.
The recipe called for 8 oz of grated cheddar, and I found a package of mild cheddar in the back of the meat drawer that I'd had for well over a year. It hadn't been opened, so there was only a little white mold along the rind, which I peeled off. It tasted just fine, except that I think it tasted sharper due to it being older.
The mixture was bound together with mayo (I used my Miracle Whip Lite), topped with crushed potato chips, and put in the oven to bake.

It was very good, although I got a little heavy with the olives. It was a bit rich to be a casserole, I thought, but it worked great for a sandwich filling. Kim forgot to thaw the French bread I wanted to serve it with, so we buttered and toasted some hot dog buns, which worked just fine.

I think a good way to do this next time, would be to hollow out French Bread, fill it with the mixture, and bake in the oven the way I do Bunwiches and Pizza Bread.
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Old 05-20-2006, 03:20 PM   #13
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This one is not at all like a 'pot' pie.

Chicken Salad Pie

1 refrigerated pie crust, softened
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups frozen broccoli florets
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
3 tablespoons dry white wine
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

pecan halves
grape clusters

Heat oven to 425F. Place pie crust in 9-inch pan as directed on box for One-crust Filled Pie; do not prick crust. Bake 8 minutes. Remove partially baked crust from oven; reduce oven temperature to 400F.

Mix all remaining pie ingredients except cheese. Spoon mixture into crust. Sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven & bake at 400F for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Arrange pecan halves in center of pie. Cool 5 minutes.

Garnish each serving with a sprinkle of coarsely chopped pecans and extra Parmesan cheese. Add a cluster of red and green grape clusters alongside.

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Chinese Chicken Pasta Salad

2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen snow peas, thawed
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup diced celery
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 cup salted cashew halves, divided

Cook pasta, drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a large bowl; add the chicken and vegetables.

Combine mayonnaise, soy sauce, sugar, ginger and hot pepper sauce. Stir in 1/2 cup cashews. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Sprinkle with remaining cashews. 4-6 servings.

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Chicken Tetrazzini

4 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
1 cup sliced white mushrooms
4 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/2 cup thawed frozen peas
3 tablespoons dry sherry or chicken broth
1/2 pound spaghetti
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat in skillet. Add mushrooms; saute, stirring, until tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in chicken, peas, and sherry. Remove from heat; set aside. Cook spaghetti. Drain thoroughly and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375F. In a small saucepan, melt remaining butter over medium-high heat. Add flour; cook, stirring, until smooth and golden, about 2 minutes. Add broth; cook, stirring, until sauce thickens, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in cream, salt and nutmeg.

Transfer cooked spaghetti and chicken mixture to a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Pour sauce over top and mix well. Sprinkle with Parmesan; bake until cheese is lightly golden, about 20 minutes.
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:20 PM   #14
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creamed chix on toast (or biscuits or baked potatoes!) use cream of something soup or make a bechamel and flavor with chix broth or base...add peas corn pimento whatever you got. diced celery onion shallot green onion chives...whatever dash worcestershire and or hot sauce. pretty tasty stuff esecially with grilled chix shredded or sliced into the gravy.
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:45 AM   #15
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Beautiful recipes, Mish. I particularly like the sound of the Chinese Chicken Pasta Salad. Tetrazzini is an old favorite here.

Robo, I love creamed anything over toast or biscuits.

The dog ended up getting the rest of my "creation". Can't have success every time, I guess. I've sure got a lot of great new recipes to try now, though.

Thanks to everyone!
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Old 05-23-2006, 04:10 PM   #16
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Saute chopped green pepper and onion in some butter then add 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 cup milk. Stir in chicken and pimento and heat through. Cook patty shells in oven remove top and fill with mixture or serve over rice.

Cook pasta. Drain the water over some frozen peas to thaw. In a skillet add some olive oil, chopped garlic and stir in fresh spinach leaves. Cook until wilted. Stir in some alfredo sauce and milk to thin then add your chicken. Mix with pasta and add cherry or grape tomatoes and peas.
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Old 05-23-2006, 04:56 PM   #17
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baater em up fry em and enjoy some chicken strips...
serve with your favoritte sauce or gravy :)
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:09 AM   #18
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I have a recipe for Chicken Waldorf Salad that sounds yummy but haven't had a chance to try it yet. Here is a link. Just search for Chicken Waldorf Salad :)

http://eatchicken.com
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