Today a motley crew of people converged upon my house for dinner....lunch for those of you not residing in the south. This would include the following:
1 Southern Fried Momma
1 Farmchick (me)
and 7 hungry hunters
Needles to say we went through some food. Our menu included, Chicken No Peek, tossed salad, Whipping Cream Biscuits, and for dessert, Ski Cake and Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie. I have the recipe for the biscuits on my blog and will be sharing the two dessert recipes in the days to come. Today I will give you the recipe for Chicken No Peek. This is a one dish kind of meal full of vegetables. I found this recipe in one of my "church lady" cookbooks and changed it around a bit to suit the needs/tastes of my family. You know....church ladies are all knowing when it comes to feeding a crowd....or anybody for that matter.
Chicken No Peek
1 cup water
3 teaspoons of chicken base (instead of chicken bouillon)
5 skinless/boneless chicken breasts
5 potatoes, peeled, washed and quartered
1 small package of baby carrots
1 large onion, peeled, washed, and sliced
4 stalks of celery
1/2 medium head of cabbage, cut into 8 sections
1 small can of mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup
Mrs. Dash, original blend
In a large casserole dish, place water and chicken base. Stir around the chicken base until well blended. Place chicken in bottom of casserole and vegetables on top of chicken. Cover vegetables with mushroom pieces. Place spoonfuls of soup around the top of the vegetables. Sprinkle entire casserole with Mrs. Dash. Cover the pan with foil and bake in an oven at 350 degrees for 1&1/2 hours.
This is what the dish looked like right before I placed it in the oven. Chicken on the bottom with the vegetables loaded on top. I like to spray my foil (the side that will touch the vegetables) with some non-stick spray, so that the cabbage will not stick.
This is the dish after cooking. The cabbage and veggies cook down making a nice soup/gravy.
If you have never used chicken base instead of bouillon, it is worth trying. It can be found in the grocery next to the bouillon. It comes in a jar and is the consistency of paste. It is used in recipes, soups, stews, etc.... It imparts a much richer flavor than regular bouillon. If you are reading this and you live in my area, please note that I cannot find it at Kroger....only at Wal-Mart.
I hope you take the time to try this recipe. Enjoy!