Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cracker Barrel Chicken N Rice

Cracker Barrel Chicken and Rice is my FAVORITE meal. I love it. They only make it on Saturday's and I am lucky enough to get it a few times a year. The other day I was thinking CB food is SO SIMPLE surely I can make this myself ... it's not a gourmet restaurant. So I went online and found a lady with a You Tube video who told how to make it. She had a comment from an actual CB worker who added more information ... and so I decided to try it.

Tuesday I went to my water class, but I decided to set the crockpot and get it going, so that it would be ready by the time I went to bed, I could still go to class and we could eat it on Wednesday.

So in a crockpot I put in 2 cans of cream of mushroom, 2 cans of cream of chicken, 2 lbs of chicken tenderloin pieces and 1 small can of those chopped mushrooms. I set the crockpot on HIGH for 4 hours and walked away. Later that night, I turned it off, let it cool down, put in a bowl and put it in the fridge and went to bed. (I also used low fat soup ... so this dish wasn't too bad!)

Wednesday when I got home- I boiled up 2 bags of boil in a bag rice. In a skillet, I sauted very very thinly minced onion - maybe 1/4 cup, in some butter. When the rice was done, I took it out of the bag and dumped it in with the onions and butter. I turned it way down on low and added about 1/4 cup of chicken broth and let the rice sort of soak it all up - for about 20 minutes; while all that was going on, I had put the chicken mixture in the oven to slowly heat up. (chicken in the microwave heated up is GROSS).

So then, I just simply but the rice mixture on the plate and then put the chicken and gravy on top and it was SO GOOD. It tasted JUST like CB! I am so stoked. I have this anytime I want now !!!



Heather said...

I had CB chicken and rice last Sat. and fell in love! Your recipe is in my crockpot right now. Can't wait!