Thursday, December 11, 2008

Chicken Spectacular and an award

What you don't know is you're looking at the world's best casserole.

Aptly named Chicken Spectacular, this dish is phenomenal. It's creamy, savory and easy for a quick wholesome dinner.

Margaret, a dear family friend and Ben's mom's best buddy, made it for us in Shreveport. When Ben's not whining for Beef Burgundy, he whines for this.

And I can see why. This isn't your average church lady casserole. It's good. And easy. My kinda meal.

I had no problem eating this for three days straight. Seriously.

Before you go making it yourself, I have to thank Michelle. She was kind enough to award me with the Proximity Blog Award.

Michelle is a fabulous blogger who likes my favorite things: pink, sparkles and critters! She's always making cool crafts and has a totally cool house decked out for Christmas.

This award means: "This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I'd like to pass it on to these fine folks:

1) Ingrid
2) Theresa
3) Prudy, because she's back!
4) Heather
5) Reeni
6) Pam
7) Katherine
8) K

Thanks so much Michelle!

And for now, the recipe for Chicken Spectacular!

Margaret's Chicken Spectacular

1 box of wild rice with 1 cup of white rice
1 can cream of celery soup
1 cup mayo
1 med. jar pimentos
1 can French cut green beans, drained
3 to 4 chopped boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 sm. can water chestnuts.
Onion powder or 1 med. onion chopped thin.

Cook rice according to directions. Mix onion, rice, soup, pimento, mayo, green beans and water chestnuts. Grease baking dish. Mix chicken with other mixture and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Stay tuned, Invisible Friends! A new Twirl tomorrow and a new Kitchen Magic this weekend! Also, the release of my Christmas Book THIS WEEKEND!


doggybloggy said...

oooh yeah...put some puff pastry on top and you have a pie....this sounds tastylicious

Ingrid said...

Thanks, Duckie! Now where's my story, Twirl? ha-ha! It wouldn't be me if I didn't ask!

I'm not certain if I mentioned it before but if you ever need anything let me know.

Marie said...

Congrats on the award Duckie! I left you a couple on my blog today as well, but I can see you've already got one of them! That casserole is very similar to one I make up at the big house, except we put artichokes in it. Yummo!! I know I would love yours! Hope you're having a great day! XXOO
Did my package come yet?

sassy stephanie said...

Yum. That sounds like a great winter dish.

Bunny said...

Congratulations Duckie on your award! I love casseroles because I can make them before I have to go to work and know all theyhave to do is warm it up. Doggyblog great idea, puff pastry would be awesome on this!!

Marjie said...

Quick, easy and delicious. Aren't those the three most important criteria for a meal? Of course Ben loves this! It looks great!

Lore said...

Oooo chicken spectacular most certainly deserves its name!

Cathy said...

Ooooh -- I love a good casserole, and this one looks great! And congratulations on another well-deserved award!

Happy cook said...

Wow that looks yummy delcious.
Congrats with the award

Grace said...

i love when dishes live up to their ambitious names. when the leftovers are as good and exciting as the original, you know you have a winner. winner, winner, chicken dinner, in fact. :)

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Great recipe! thanks darling for it i'll copy it and try..but I'm not as good as you cooking :-(
:-D congrats for the award so deserved hun!
a kiss

Katherine Aucoin said...

This dish does sound spectacular and has three words that are music to my eyes, quick, easy and delicious. Those Louisiana people sure can cook huh? lol

Thanks for the award Duckie, I'll get it posted in the next few days!

Pam said...

I have a similar recipe for a chicken casserole - it's just so creamy and good isn't it?

Thanks for passing the award on to me Duckie. Hope you are having a great week.

Reeni said...

Congrats on your award and thanks a million for passing it on to me! Your a sweetie. I want to make this casserole! YUM!

Mandy said...

mmmmm quick, easy and delicious is my kind of recipe. Thanks!!

Michelle said...

Oh I must try this chicken recipe!!

ScrappinAway said...

Thanks so much for the comment love on my blog! SITS is great! I have enjoyed reading your posts, I hope fuzzy duck and rubber chicken have a second date! Oh I have to say that I need your yellow duck seat guest bath is in yellow ducks!

thrilled by the thought said...

That pie looks FABULOUS! I'll definitely be trying it soon!

Maria said...

Looks spectacular for sure!!!

Aubrey said...

Ok! Before I even read the rest of the post, my mouth was watering. Wow! Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

Sounds creamy and delicious. What a quick and easy delish dish!

Cookie said...

Hi Duckie,

Thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE yours! I also have an incredible love for PINK! :)


K. said...

Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it along to me! Oh, and that recipe sounds delish!

Aleta said...

You're making me hungry. I love the ingredients and this sounds VERY easy. I'm going to copy this recipe down! Thanks a bunch!

jesse said...

That does sound spectacular. YUMMMM.

Heather said...

my, my i'm so flattered! thanks so much for the award. and dinner looks delicious!

Sandy Toes said...

What yummy food...I love anything with mayo and water chestnuts..these are a keeper!
-sandy toes

Lorraine E said...

Congratulations on your award! Well deserved :) And I can't wait to see tomorrow's story!

Peggy said...

You deserve all those awards! love your blog. That chicken looks fabulous and I want to try it!

noble pig said...

I love that casseroles are called church lady casseroles, it's hilarious.

jenjen said...

Your casserole looks delicious Duckie! I am always up for a casserole or crock pot creation. I will have to try it out! My, you are getting a lot of comments these days -- you deserve them!!!

Juliet said...

Congrats on the blog award!!

natalia said...

Ciao ! I'd like to try your casserole !!! Congratulation for the award !

Emily said...

I love casserole and I'm not ashamed to admit it! It's so comforting.
And southern.

Should southern be capitalized?

Emily said...

I love casserole and I'm not ashamed to admit it! It's so comforting.
And southern.

Should southern be capitalized?

Colleen said...

I love casseroles! This one looks DElicious!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Thank-you for the recipe. I'm going to give it a go.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

congrats and the chx spec looks divine!

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