Monday, September 27, 2010

Chicken & Rice a Roni Casserole

This recipe came from the Pioneer Woman's recipe share site called Tasty Kitchen. This was delicious!!

Chicken & Rice a Roni Casserole


* 1 box Fried Rice Flavor Rice A Roni 6.2 Oz
* Additional Required Ingredients Specified By Rice A Roni Package
* 1 cup Sour Cream
* 1 can Cream Of Chicken Soup (10 Ounce Can)
* Salt and Pepper, to taste
* Garlic Powder, To Taste
* 4 cups Shredded, Cooked Chicken
* 1 whole Sleeve Of Ritz Crackers
* 6 Tablespoons Butter, Melted

Preparation Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Prepare the Rice a Roni mix, using the additional required ingredients specified on the package and cooking it according to package instructions.

While the Rice a Roni cooks combine the sour cream and soup, mixing well. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.

Stir the cooked, shredded chicken and Rice a Roni into the sour cream/soup mixture. Spoon this mixture into a greased 11-by-7-inch casserole dish.

Crush the Ritz crackers, then mix in the melted butter until well mixed. Sprinkle the crackers over the casserole evenly.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until it is bubbling and the crackers are lightly browned.

Crock Pot Chicken W/ Black Beans and Cream Cheese

I came across this recipe on when searching for Crock-pot Recipes. I was very skeptical of this one when I read through it but it had such great reviews I gave it a shot. It did not disappoint. It was delicious!

Crock Pot Chicken W/ Black Beans and Cream Cheese


4 -5 boneless chicken breasts
1 (15 1/2 ounce) cans black beans
1 (15 ounce) cans corn
1 (15 ounce) jars salsa, any kind
1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese


1. Take 4-5 frozen, yes, frozen, boneless chicken breasts put into crock pot.

2. Add 1 can of black beans, drained, 1 jar of salsa, 1 can of corn drained.

3. Keep in crock pot on high for about 4-5 hours or until chicken is cooked.

4. Add 1 package of cream cheese (just throw it on top!) and let sit for about 1/2 hour.

5. All done and enjoy!

Cowboy Lasagna

I'm not sure where this recipe originated from but I got it through a yahoo group I was on a long time ago called Casseroles & Crock-pots. This recipe was different and good, It was saved to repeat someday in the future :)

Cowboy Lasagna

2 pounds ground beef
1 (6 ounce) can chopped black olives
1 (4.5 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
1 1/4 cups frozen corn kernels
1 1/4 cups frozen green peas
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 pinch dried oregano
1 dash Italian seasoning

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees) C. Spray a 9x13 pan with
cooking spray. Brown beef in a skillet over medium heat and drain
excess grease. Add the olives, mushrooms, and onion. Stir and cook
until the onions are soft. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, pepper,
oregano, and Italian seasoning. In a small bowl combine the peas and corn.
To assemble, lay 3 noodles on bottom of prepared pan, then one half of
the beef mixture, half of the corn and pea mixture. Repeat. End the
layers with the remaining noodles. Bake in the preheated oven for 25
minutes. Sprinkle the top with cheese and bake for an additional 5
minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 servings