Another one of our Family Favorites is Cheddar Chicken and Potatoes. We like it because it is a one dish meal and it is fairly simple and has common ingredients. We add a lot of cheese and bacon because that is what we love!
Little Chef A is improving her knife skills. She finely diced the onion and green pepper in preparation for later. The bacon was also cut into smaller pieces.
The bacon was cooked in a hot pan until crispy then placed on a paper towel to drain. Most of the bacon grease was poured out and later frozen most likely for Fried Rice.
One side of the chicken was seasoned before placing into the hot pan (seasoned side down) which still has a little bacon grease. The second side was then seasoned. The chicken was cooked for a few minutes on each side until done. Then remove the chicken to a holding plate.
Now it is time to cook the potatoes. I usually dice my own potatoes, but I had some frozen hashbrown type in my freezer I needed to use. It sure did save some time, and a lost potato that would have slipped into the garbage! The potatoes and onions and peppers were cooked in the skillet.
Once the potato mixture was done the chicken pieces were added back in and cheese and bacon were placed on top.
Little Chef C saw that the meal was finished and said we should cut the chicken with the Fun Bites. I thought sure why not. All the Little Chefs had to take a turn!
You do not need to cut the chicken obviously, but that is what we do for the little mouths. This recipe is very versatile. You can change the proportions easy depending on your taste. We think the cheesier the better.
Cheddar Chicken and Potatoes
Kraft Food and Family Magazine
4 slices bacon
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb)
4 cups diced potatoes
1 cup (4 oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1. Par boil potatoes.
2. Cook bacon in large nonstick skillet on medium heat for 5 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet to paper towel; discard drippings in skillet.
3. Add chicken to skillet. Cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from skillet, cover to keep warm.
4. Crumble bacon. Add to skillet with potatoes. Cook an
d stir 5 minutes or until heated through.
5. Place chicken over potatoes. Top with cheese. Cover, cook 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.