One of the reasons I love canning my own meats — besides saving money — is the convenience. It’s just so nice to be able to grab a can of “whatever” and throw a meal together. That’s what I did last night.
On the menu was stuffed green pepper and the meat of choice was chicken breast. I rotate my canned stock so as new canned chicken goes in, the older date come out. Last’s night chicken was canned just a little over a year ago.
I started by cooking 1 cup of rice. Then I cooked together a about a 1/2 cup diced onion, the tops from three green peppers and a bit of garlic.
I decided to use a bit of Carroll Shelby’s White Chicken Chili Kit to season my filling mixture. The whole point of this mix is that you can use a little or lot and fix it your way. it comes with it’s masa, a chicken seasoning mixture, dried green and jalapeno peppers and cayenne pepper. I used just a little, maybe about a third of each packet except for the cayenne (didn’t need that at all). Oh, and I added about 1 1/2 cups water.
When that thickened, about 5 minutes, I added 1/2 quart of chicken. That works out to about 1 pound of chicken (it takes two pounds to fill a quart jar).
After stirring in the chicken, I added the rice and filled three large green peppers. I topped each with some slices of cheddar cheese and backed for about 30 minutes.
They were delicious and my guys ate them all up. I now have 1/2 a quart of chicken to use for something else… another throw together dinner.
What kind of meals to you like to throw together? Share your ideas.
Best wishes (may it always be three),