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    easy chicken

    I'm in the enviable position of being surrounded by friends, most of whom can't cook, so my latest quickie wowed 'em, but, as usual, they figure its too hard for batchelor males to do .....

    Get a cleaned covered lasgana foil tray from Bruno's, or wherever you're girlfriend pays through the nose for prepared food. My tray is about twelve inches by eight inches by 2 inches high.

    ONIONS
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    Two medimum-sized onions, chop into small portions.
    Pour a little oil over them.
    Stir to coat the onions.

    CHICKEN
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    Tray of nine boneless thigh pieces; my pieces are about two inches square.
    Lay on the bed of onion pieces.
    get rid of some sauce (Soy, Worcestershire, HP etc) by dribbling it over the chicken.

    TOMATOES
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    Pour a can of (crushed) tomatoes (one pint?) over the lot. You could use fresh tomatoes, I suppose.


    other
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    Salt, pepper, stuff from that herb jar that has lost its label, etc.


    Place the lid over the tray and bake at 250F for an hour, or so.


    Serve on a bed of rice, or toast, or just by itself.

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    Re: easy chicken

    Your recipe sounds good! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> A person probably could substitute skinless chicken breasts for the boneless chicken thighs, correct? or would it change the flavor of the results too much? In reality, I prefer the brown meat of a chicken but usually have the chicken breasts in the freezer for simple meals such as stir fry or sandwiches or maybe even to skillet fry strips of it and toss them on a salad.

    I am also curious if you own more then one "ginger" kitty?? Or is it only one that keeps getting all the accolades! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: easy chicken

    > substitute skinless chicken breasts for the boneless chicken thighs

    Absolutely. Just about any part of the chicken that has one of those luminous orange "$2.00 OFF" stickers (grin!) I have no doubt that if boneless lamb had been cheaper, it would've turned into just as good a dish, but Greek instead of Italian. probably a good stewing beef could be substituted.

    I was struck by (1) the ease of preparation and (2) the ease of cooking. Someone who had no access to a kitchen could make this simple dish at home, and pop it in the church oven for a pot luck on Sunday (kind of thing). It is well within the means of the bachelor who lives in a kitchen-less apartment.


    >more then one "ginger" kitty

    AFAIK it's only one. It seems like two, sometimes. Or more. After clawing my face twice at 4am Tuesday morning, and being neck-clutched-and-dropped off the side of the bed twice, there's been no recurrence. He really is a great pet. Follows me to the couch when I eat supper/TV, follows me to the computer table now, will follow me to the bedroom in a while, and start the night curled up at the foot of the bed, but by morning will be found with his head on "Betty's" pillow. He really has changed my outlook, my feelings, my life, in just this short time. he won't touch human food, and I didn't want him too, but was curious. He doesn't jump on the kitcehn counter or dining-room tables. His previous owner had well trained him, and I'm glad for that. Still, I mustn't go on. It's probably a good thing that we don't have a cat forum here .........

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    Re: easy chicken

    Accompany with...

    Potatoes.

    .Boil them (or microwave)
    .Peel
    .Slice
    .Mix some sour cream and stock powder. Layer sliced potatoes & put some sour cream mix on each layer.
    (optionally put slicves of cheese on top).

    Cook for a little while again (microwave or oven).

    It's a simple dish, but the kids love it, and it's a nice touch to any standard meal.

    (the better the tsock powder, the better it tastes- but even the cheap ones are OK)
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    Re: easy chicken

    > Accompany with... Potatoes.

    Sure. Do these replace the rice? Potatoes have dropped to $0.99/10lbs here in the Frozen North (Fortinos at Jane & Wilson for the locals) . I take re-heated potato cakes with chutney for breakfast, potato soup with home fries for lunch, and then make a fresh double-serve batch of potato cakes for supper. Having potatoes with chickn sounds like a nice change (grin!).

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    Re: easy chicken

    Um, sorry if potatoes were not right. 10 kg here cost about $AU7. So 22 pounds cost $US9. A little more than you're paying. So we're not spud-stuffed like you.

    We do rice with a frozen veggie mix and a little good quality stock powder. Kid friendly.
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    Re: easy chicken

    > potatoes were not right.

    It's not that they're not right, it's just that after a week or so, they're not, well, a peeling (ugh!)

    I'll give your recipe a shot. I grew up (Lancashire mum) with potatoes, so I like them. They are a good filler, and most visitors are surprised that a guy can do anything other than boiled spud. As well, I'm always a sucker for vegetable dishes that can be pre-pared (should that be pre-peeled?) and then microwaved or baked once I get home. Most weekends the kitchen is a mess as a prepare a raft of stuff for the coming week.

    I remember Perth in 1980/81 when one weekend Val and I debated for a full two minutes whether or not to buy an Onion. Prices went crazy for a while. In the end we bought one, but we made it last. We didn't throw it on the barbecue. I still have trouble believing it, for most of my life onions were the cheap staple.

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