Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Quick and Easy Chicken and Dressing Casserole

Created January 2, 2012. A local market had chicken tenders on sale. A Desperation Dinner.

1 pkg Stove Top™ Dressing for Chicken
1 c water
1/4 c soft margarine
1 lb chicken tenders, tendons removed, or chicken breasts cut into 1-inch strips
1 10-1/2 oz can chicken gravy (Campbell's™ is good)
1/4 c sliced green onions
1/2 t dry tarragon
salt and pepper
Prepare the dressing according to package directions but use less water as indicated. Place 2/3 of the hot dressing in a 1-1/2 quart covered casserole or other microwaveable vessel. Distribute one-third of the gravy over the dressing. Arrange the chicken tenders side by side in a known direction. This will make it easier to divide into serving portions. Season well with salt, pepper, and rubbed tarragon. Cover chicken with another one-third of the gravy. Top with the remaining dressing and then the remaining gravy. Sprinkle on the green onions. Cover. Microwave on 30% power (1250 watts maximum) for 25 to 30 minutes,  until temperature at center reaches 165 F (74 C). Divide into serving pieces parallel to the chicken tenders. Serves 3 or 4.