Friday, October 16, 2009

Frugal Recipe Test Drive: Chicken Suiza Cornbread Bake!

Last week, in true stockpiling fashion, I was cleaning out my pantry & checking expiration dates. I had two packages of cornbread expiring soon and a huge can of corn that's been in there for awhile. So I checked out for a recipe that included corn & cornbread - and here's what I found. And it was gooood!

My recipe (modified from the original)

  • 1 - clove garlic, minced
  • 1 - 29 oz can whole kernel corn (or equivalent )
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 - eggs
  • 1 - 8.5 ounce package corn bread mix
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons canned green chile peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 - can cream of chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9x13 inch baking dish.
2. In a large bowl, combine corn, garlic, salt, milk and eggs. Add muffin mix. Pour into the baking dish.
3. In another large bowl, combine chicken, green chiles, salsa, sour cream, cream of chicken, salt and pepper. Spoon over corn mixture to within 1 inch from edge. Sprinkle top with cheese.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.

This was really easy and smelled (as well as tasted) really good! The best part? You probably have all these ingredients in your pantry right now! (You can substitute one 15 oz can of creamed corn instead of two cans of regular corn - I had regular so I used that and added the milk to keep it moist.)

Verdict: DH gave this one an 8/10!

2 gave me some sugar:

Beth said...

This sounds YUMMY! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Leah said...

Hi Lindsay,

Greetings from Spokane WA :) My name is Leah and I just wanted to say Thank you for your great chicken recipes. I recently started participating in the Org Junkie's Meal Planning Mondays and plan to use a couple of your recipes this week - I have blatanly plagiarized your recipes - can't help it, they look so yummy! Im linking back to your recipe posts and I hope thats ok with you. Keep them coming, I got a freezer full of chicken that needs to be used up!