It’s a Tuesday evening, you come home from work tired and hungry.
What to do…open your pantry and go “krazy”! I have the same dilemma.
So, I remember having some precooked chicken that I stored in my freezer in a freezer bag marked….”chicken and the date I stored it”. This was from a roasted chicken that was made earlier this fall and stored. You can also sauté some chicken breasts or your favorite cut of chicken. Thawed my chicken in the microware.
Now what to add? My fridge pantry always has fresh mushrooms, celery, carrots, green or red peppers. Counter pantry has fresh garlic and tomatoes (never put your tomatoes in the fridge…bad, bad, bad)!
Today I have those items plus a serrano pepper, green onion and zucchini. I diced 1/2 a zucchini, 1 stalk celery, 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 seranno pepper (with membrane and seeds for the spice), 3 small garlic cloves and sliced about 6oz of fresh mushrooms and 4 green onions and chopped tomatoes. Had the tomatoes left from last nights BLT’s. Sauté the zucchini, celery, red pepper, seranno pepper and garlic in 2 TBS olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add your chicken. Heat until warm. Add sauce (as per instructions) or until warm. Just before serving add tomatoes and green onion. Cook for 5 minutes. Serve.
OK now for the krazy fun.
Add taco seasoning and serve with taco shells or chips. Top with cheese and sour cream.
How about some gravy mix and serve with mash potatoes.
What about sweet and sour sauce, serve over rice. Sauté some pineapple and add to mixture..yum!
Tonight, I feel like some chicken stock, added some fresh cranberries and served with rice. Added some fresh springs of Sage. Keep this in mind when you have all that Thanksgiving Turkey left over. Salt and pepper to taste.
More Pantry essentials will be posted later so return to my site often.