Phil Parker (tigertoy) wrote,
Phil Parker

Cream of Refrigerator

In my fridge, I had one large zucchini that I forgot I had when I should have used it a couple of days ago, 2/3 of a chicken breast I kept out when I froze the rest of the package, and half a can of Cream of Jalapeño soup. (I bought the soup on a "let's see what we can do with this" whim. The soup is a disappointment, it has almost no heat but plenty of the flavor of jalapeños, which I don't much like.) Add to this the fact that I'm trying to experiment with quinoa in my culinary travels, and I came up with this:

Caramelize 1/4 cup of chopped onion
Add 4 oz finely diced chicken breast
Add some salt, 1 tsp or so
Add 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped as finely as possible
When the chicken is cooked, add the zucchini, sliced
Simmer until the zucchini is mostly cooked
Add 1/2 cup of quinoa, rinsed in the strainer I just bought
Add 1/2 cup water, bring to boil, simmer 10 minutes
Add some more water until it looks right
Simmer another 10 minutes, quinoa should be done
Add 2 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Add 1/2 can condensed cream of something soup (will try cream of onion next time I think)
Stir until thoroughly mixed together

Serves me 3 times.
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