Oh my word…these are YUMMY!! (Before I get a bunch of criticism on the health of these, yes I know they contain fat) Sometimes in life, taste trumps EVERYTHING!
Please bare with me as I didn’t write a recipe down as I was making these. I just made it up as I went. I have a habit of doing that.
Here’s what they look like all done.
To start with I needed to make the chicken mixture.
To do that I:
Put water in the bottom of the Instant Pot (you don’t need an Instant Pot-we just need cooked chicken) Put the chicken in. I used three pounds of chicken breast. I put the setting on Poulty and increased the time to 40 minutes. The chicken needs to be shred-able and 40 minutes gets it to that status.
I did quick release. I shredded the chicken then added:
4 oz of softened cream cheese
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 serving sized spoon scoop of sour cream
1 serving sized spoon scoop of cheese whiz
1 teaspoon of sage
1 teaspoon of thyme
1 cup shredded cheese (I had white cheddar that needed using up)
Stir it up. If it seems dry add a little more cheese whiz or sour cream. Mine looked like this…
I LOVE pretzel buns and they are perfect for this. Of course you can use whatever you like. I’ve found I love the pretzel buns from Wal-mart. They are a little smaller than the ones our grocery store carries. This is not the original packaging. These don’t come in a reclosable bag so I popped the buns into a ziplock.
I cut the buns in half. I butter the top half of the bun. I loaded the bottom with the chicken mix. I put a slice of bacon cheddar cheese (also needed to be used up) on top of the chicken.
Then I toasted it on broil in the oven until the cheese was melted.
Oh my…these are WONDERFUL. I make a big batch. When Hubby is in the field with harvest, we can make one quick for him when he comes home at night.
I’ve also been know if there is leftovers of this and needs to be cleaned up, I’ve added beans and rice to the mix, added more cheese and rolled them up for Mexican meal. I make a sauce and it’s also a quick meal that we really like. I regularly cook things with left overs in mind….with sewing they tell us measure twice and cut once. With cooking I like to cook once and eat (at least) twice!!
I’d love any recipes for anything you have that is a cook once, eat twice type of food!!