Yum Peaceful Cooking: What To Do with Chicken!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

What To Do with Chicken!

I had some boneless skinless chicken thighs that needed to be cooked but I already had dinner planned. So I just cooked them and stuck them in the fridge.

A couple of days later I knew they needed to be eaten. But in what?

I needed something quick and easy for a weeknight meal.

(as Pooh Bear says...) Think....think.....think! Oh Bother!

I asked Rabbit but he was too busy trying to fix everything.

I asked Eeyore but he just complained.

I asked Owl but I couldn't understand his explanation.

Piglet didn't want to eat cuz it was too late in the evening.

Tigger was out and about doing all things possible.

And that left Pooh to his own devises.

Thus is the Tao of Pooh.

So I got home and investigated my fridge. I pulled out some hidden crimini mushrooms (didn't even know they were there), an orange bell pepper, an onion and a zucchini. Hmm...cooked chicken....and I have plenty of rice.

Lets do Fried Rice with Chicken!!


Ok...I can do this.

Oh ya...and I had eggs. 3 was all I needed. So I got out my wok, beat those eggs, heated the wok up with a small amount of oil and lightly cooked them. Removed them from the wok and set them aside.


I wanted to leave them still a little runny so that when I added them back into the mix, they wouldn't become overly cooked.

I then cleaned out the wok (nothing smells worse than over cooked eggs stuck in the bottom of the pan).

Oh ya, while all this was going on, the rice was cooking. Sticky rice is NOT what you want. Something a little on the dryer side so you don't end up with a fried wad when you're done.

Then...I chopped up all my veggies....heated up some oil (about 2 tablespoons), and stir fried them for a few minutes until tender. Towards the end, I added a minced garlic...


Next came all the big stuff....about 2 cups or so of rice and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. I chopped up the cooked chicken and tossed that in. Stirred it up a bit and stir fried that until the chicken was warm. Last but not least, the egg went back into the wok.


Stir it all up....chopping up the egg as you go and enjoy!

In the end, of course Pooh shared his wonderful meal with all his good friends, as I'm sure he figured they needed a break from their little quirks.

Hmm...do you think Christopher Robin will show up with dessert?


  1. Oh, gee, thanks. I've been watching the Pooh cartoons from dawn to midnight. "I want Pooh" is the only thing that comes out of my daughter's mouth. Not once I want some chicken for dinner.
    So, yeah, if I (Christofer Robin) show up with the dessert, will you let me in?

  2. Well sure, Christopher Robin would, put could Foghorn Leghorn take part in this???

    Great sounding recipe, October brings out my need for these types of meals. Good post

  3. That looks great! I love the the combo mushrooms and chicken. Simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  4. winnie the pooh is classic. my favorite was always roo--what a cutie. :) meanwhile, great, great chicken dish. i get so tired of the same old, same old, and this'd be a nice change.

  5. WOW!! Great dish made on the fly. I love the sound of it.

  6. I love fried rice! I've always just scrambled my egg in at the end...This looks so tasty, I could totally eat some for breakfast :)

  7. Fried rice is always a great dish. My boys love it. Yours looks like it really turned out well.

    One hint, try cooking the rice ahead of time and cooling in the fridge for an hour or two. I SWEAR it seems to come out better that way.

  8. What a great mid-week combination of stuff in the frig! Love fried rice. Love pooh bear too.

  9. LOL...when my girls were little we watched Pooh constantly! (and I loved every minute of it). And yes, you bring dessert, I'll share dinner :)

    Grill - LOL @ Foghorn

    Erica - I think I use mushrooms and chicken a lot...like almost every meal LOL

    Hi Michele and Donna!!! :)

    Grace - it is a nice change. (I'm a tigger fan myself)

    Heather - sometimes when I do the eggs at the end, they stick to the bottom of the pan :\

    Chris - thats a great tip! Thanks! :)

    Velva - Welcome! I'm glad you stopped you by! yes, this dish is made for those hectic mid-weeks!!

  10. Yummy...this looks really good. Hmmm..I have rice in the fridge, but I think it's too gummy for this. I'll have to cook up some Uncle Ben's.


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