Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thoughts for Thursday: Easy Recipe Files {Thelma's Chicken}

One of my favorite comfort foods is something from my Nana's cookbook called "Thelma's Chicken." Now, I have absolutely zero clue who Thelma is, nor why this chicken dish is named after her…but what I do know is that it's absolutely delicious. 

I made this dish last week to take to our neighbors who just had their second baby boy, so as I always do when I cook for others -- I doubled it so we could have some, too! (Because let's be honest: I'm not taking this deliciousness over to someone and not getting to partake in it myself!) 

The best part about this dish (besides its taste) is how easy it is. I'm all about easy recipes, y'all. Plus, it just reminds me of home: of eating meals in the kitchen of the house I grew up in, and of my Nana. So clearly I love it. Now, it's not the healthiest (or prettiest) meal, but what comfort foods are? 

Here are the ingredients needed: 

-1 pkg. chicken breasts (4), boiled and shredded (or you can be like me and buy pre-cooked, pre-shredded chicken) 
-1 (8 oz.) sour cream
-1 stick of butter
-1 can cream of chicken soup 
-1/2 cup chicken broth 
-1 tube Ritz crackers, crumbled 

And like I said, it's super easy! 

Here are the instructions: 
1. If you're being all fancy and shredding the chicken yourself, boil the chicken, let them cool and then shred. Or if you're lazy like me, follow the heating instructions on the back of your pre-cooked, pre-shredded chicken box. ;) 
2. Crumble 1 tube Ritz crackers to cover the bottom of an 8-in. square baking dish. Lay shredded chicken on top of the cracker crumbs. 
3. Bring to a boil: butter, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth and sour cream. Once all boiled and combined, pour over chicken. 
4. Bake at 350* until bubbly. (About 30 minutes) 

*You serve this over rice. I like to serve mine with black-eyed peas, rolls and something sweet for dessert. (This makes a great dish to take to someone who just had a baby, too.) I promise, you'll love this dish!  

And let's just look at this deliciousness, shall we? Yum. (Like I said, not the prettiest, but it's for sure a party in your mouth!) 

Linking up with Annie and Natalie



  1. Sounds delicious and looks really easy! Win win!

  2. Sounds yummy and I'm all for anything that's easy!

  3. This looks so yummy :)
    Chelsea @


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