Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rice with Creamy Chicken

7/8 Pkg. chicken flavor rice
1/4 c Hot water
1 cup Sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 Skinned, boned chicken breas
Cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 ts Garlic powder
3/4 c Non-fat sour cream
1/4 ts Pepper
1 cn Low-cal cream of mushroom sp
1/4 c Cracker crumbs
1 ts Melted margarine
1/2 ts Poppyseeds

Preparation*** This recipe calls for 1 6.9 oz. package of chicken flavored rice and vermicelli mix with chicken broth and herbs. Cook the rice mix in a large nonstick skillet according to package directions, using 1 tb margarine and 2-1/4 cups hot water. When done, remove from the skillet and set aside. Wipe the skillet with a paper towel. Coat the skillet with cooking spray, and place over high heat until hot. Add the chicken, mushrooms, and garlic powder: saute for 6 minutes or till the chicken loses its pink color. Combine the rice mixture, chicken mixture, sour cream, pepper, and soup in a bowl: stir well. Spoon into a greased 2-quart casserole. Combine the cracker crumbs, margarine, and poppyseeds. Stir well, and sprinkle over the chicken mixture. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Each 1-1/3 cup serving contains 334 calories and 6.8 grams of fat. You can freeze this in single servings in containers or zip-lock bags. Just heat it up in the microwave and youve got a home-cooked meal in a hurry.

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