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Sticky Chicken July 24, 2007

Filed under: chicken,freezer,main dishes — bonny @ 3:58 am

This recipe is posted so many places on the internet, I have no idea to whom credit is due on this one.  I usually prepare spice mixture, rub in on the whole chickens, then freeze until we’re ready to cook them.  I cook two birds at a time.  This recipe can be done in the crockpot, but is much better roasted in the oven.  I like it served, with the dripppings, with mashed potatoes or creamy polenta.

2 tsp salt

1 tsp paprika

3/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp white pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 whole roasting chicken

1 whole onion

Combine spice ingredients in small bowl.

Rinse and drain chicken.

Rub spice mixture all over the skin of the chicken.

(this is where I freeze it)

Seal in a plastic ziploc bag, refrigerating overnight.

When ready to roast, stuff the whole, peeled onion in the cavity.

Roast uncovered, on a rack, at 250 degrees for 5 hours.


Chicken Enchiladas November 26, 2006

Filed under: chicken,freezer,main dishes — bonny @ 2:59 pm
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 ½ c. chopped onion

 1 4 oz. can green chilies, drained – divided 

 3 Tbsp. butter – divided 

1/3 c. picante sauce

1 c. sour cream – divided

½ – 1 tsp. chili powder

2 ½ c. cooked cubed chicken (or turkey)

 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese – divided  

12 flour tortillas 

2 Tbsp. flour 

1 c. chicken or turkey broth 

 In glass bowl, combine the onions, 2 Tbsp. chilies and 1 Tbsp. butter. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Add picante sauce, ¼ c. sour cream and chili powder. Stir in chicken and ½ c. cheese.

Divide the mixture among tortillas. Roll tortillas; place seam side down in 13 x 9 inch dish. Set aside.

Microwave remaining 2 Tbsp. butter until melted. Blend in flour, then slowly stir in broth. Microwave on high 3-4 minutes until thickened, stirring every minute. Stir in the remaining sour cream and remaining chilies. Pour over enchiladas.  Top with remaining cheese.

Cover pan and freeze.

Thaw completely before baking.  Bake, covered, 60 minutes at 325.