Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dad's Dutch Oven Chicken

My dad used to Dutch Oven this Chicken every time we went camping.  It is so good!
Dad's Dutch Oven Chicken (re-done in the crockpot)

4 chicken breasts
1 8 oz. bottle of Russian Dressing (this can be tricky to find, but Wish Bone makes one I found at Walmart)
1 cup Apricot Jam
1 package onion soup mix

Place chicken in a crockpot or dutch oven.  Mix the dressing, jam, and soup mix together in a bowl and then pour over the chicken.  Bake for 4-10 hours depending on the highness of the heat.  I did it for four hours on high on the crockpot.  Then it still wasn't falling apart to my satisfaction so I put it in a saucepan for 20 minutes and then it was perfect.

When you serve it make sure to spoon copious amounts of the sauce on top.  Soooo good!
*The recipe says to bake it in the oven at 350 for an hour and 20 minutes, but its just not as good as doing it in a dutch oven so I do it in the crockpot.  But if you really want to do it right do it in a dutch oven!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hot Salad Chicken Sandwiches and a Pocket Possibility

Hot Chicken Salad Sandwiches
This is the best sandwich!  I'm usually not a fan of stuffing, but this sandwich is great!

2 cups cooked and cubed chicken
2 cups diced celery
2 cups small croutons (or I prefer to just use a stuffing mix)
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. minced onions (instant)
1/2 tsp.salt

    Mix all together and then place on rolls or croissants and bake at 450 for 5-10 minutes until golden.

I couldn't find croissants at the store so I just made some rolls to put them on.  I forgot how good these rolls are!  They are amazing!

This time we used it as a pocket filling.  My husband's idea.