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Saturday, January 13

Chicken & Cream of Mushroom Soup over Rice


Just in case you guys think I always cook all fancy.. I'm gonna dash away all your dreams!
I am sure everyone who was a kid in the US was fed a concoction similar to this one at some point in their lives. I'm sure it has.. or once had a proper name.. and it seems everyone cooks it a little different. I was the odd ball though, my mom never fed this to me... and I had never tried it until I moved out into the world on my own. I had a room-mate who would cook everything.. a whole chicken... like 4 cans of cream of mushroom soup... several packets of powdered French onion soup mix... lots of milk.. and lots of rice... she'd stick the whole thing in the oven on low all day... and in the evening we'd all dig in... picking out little bones. I thought she was a genious. We all always begged her to cook it for us.

Since then I've tried other people's versions... and all of them said their mom used to make it all the time. Some did it in casserole dishes... some in slow cookers.... but none quite like my old room mate.

I never have figured out how to make it the same way she did.... but this is the way I've found I like it. Definitely not haute cuisine... but it is a comforting dinner..... and cheap!!C'mon... get it touch with the white trash inside.. you can do it! You know youve got those cans of mushroom soup lurking in the pantry! And dont you even try to deny that is a packet of powdered onion soup mix hiding in that dark corner of your cupboard!

If anyone knows what the heck this thing is called... please fill me in!

INGREDIENTS

2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 packet French onion soup mix
1 cup milk
1 cup chicken broth
4 chicken thighs

cook rice (I like Jasmine)

Put all of the ingredients except the rice in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

If you want to pick the bones out before serving... go for it (I do)....

Serve chicken over rice with the mushroom soup concoction ladled over top.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Ros said...

You know, that was one of the first proper meals I ever made. It's definitely good when you're on a budget.

Is it me, or did you get a new camera? Your photos have been really good recently!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Lea said...

lol yes Ros! I am in charge of photography where I work, and they gave me a budget to buy a new camera (since the old one was duct taped together)... and I've been sort of borrowing it! ;-)

So this is something eaten in the UK too eh? Whoda thought!

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we did something similar in our house, but it involved egg noodles, a can of tuna and a can of cream of mushroom soup. you could add peas, as well. talk about white trash! good, cheap and filling, though. i ate a lot of it in college.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering about your photos they are much better - lucky you!

Yep that stems from some depression era food concoction that we have all enjoyed one time or another - white trash comfort food.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I make this for my teen daughters all the time.
They ask me "Mom, are you going to make your chicken and rice?".
The only thing I do is omit the onion soup.
They love it, and so do I.
It was great to see this on your page.

5:19 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I have seen it called chicken stroganoff. :)

3:33 PM  

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