It’s 5:00pm. It’s been “one of those days”. Your butt would be dragging except it’s cushioned in the car seat and your on your way home. Thoughts soon turn to dinner. You want something easy, but it needs to be healthy too!
Such was our situation as we ambled into the grocery store. We walked out with the fixin’s for a one dish dinner that satisfied all our needs – and it’s non-dairy!
1 Rotisserie Chicken from the grocery store (we chose “Savory” spiced)
1 bag of your favorite frozen vegetables
2 to 3 cups mashed potatoes (Instant are fine as are left overs, we used mashed white sweet potatoes – WAY better fiber and vitamin content)
3 cups chicken stock
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and Pepper to taste
Over medium low heat, pour 3 cups of chicken stock into a large skillet and add one beaten egg. Whisk to combine well, then mix in 2 tablespoons flour. Stir frequently until it starts to bubble and thicken.
If you don’t already have leftover mashed potatoes, it’s time to get your potatoes going too – and instant is well, nearly instant! Get ’em ready, they’re going to be needed shortly.
Next add the bag of vegetables (they’ve been defrosting on your counter, but if they’re still hockey pucks you can place the bag in lukewarm water to thaw a little). While the mixture comes back to a simmer, strip the meat off of your chicken and cut into bite sized pieces. We remove the majority of the skin from the pieces, true enough the skin has the most flavor, but it also has the majority of the fat – but if your long day calls for chicken skin then roll with it!
Add your chicken pieces to the skillet. When the mixture comes back to a simmer taste a wee bit to see how much salt and pepper to use then add accordingly. Stir well. Turn off the heat and put the mixture into a 9 x 9 baking dish. Top with the mashed potatoes and cook at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Be sure to put a cookie sheet on the lower rack to catch the liquid that is likely to bubble over. Turn your oven to broil and broil until lightly browned on top.