No peeking at the chicken

RECIPE FINDER

November 07, 2007|By Julie Rothman | Julie Rothman,Special to The Sun

Miriam Nicholas of Glen Burnie was looking for a lost recipe for what she called "No Peep Chicken." She said the chicken dish was made with chicken pieces, long-grain-and-wild-rice mix, mushroom soup and onion-soup mix.

Maureen Flanagan of Reisterstown sent in a recipe she had for "No Peek Chicken" which she says sounds exactly like what Nicholas is describing. This is a super-easy chicken dish that takes practically no time to prepare.

I suspect that it got its name because once you put it together, you cover it with foil and put it in the oven to bake undisturbed for two-plus hours. The cooking instructions say "don't peek" at it until it is finished cooking. When you remove the foil at the end you'll find golden-brown chicken sitting on top a bed of perfectly cooked rice. Simply add a salad and or a green vegetable and you have a wonderful complete supper.

No Peek Chicken

-- Serves 4 to 6

1 box Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Rice

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of celery soup

1 cup cold water

1 teaspoon parsley

4 to 6 pieces chicken, skinned

1 package onion-soup mix

Lightly grease a 13-inch-by-9-inch casserole. Mix first five ingredients, spread in casserole and place chicken on top. Sprinkle chicken pieces with onion-soup mix. Seal with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 hours. Remember, don't peek.

Per serving (based on 6 servings): 267 calories, 14 grams protein, 9 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 32 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram fiber, 39 milligrams cholesterol, 1,361 milligrams sodium

RECIPE REQUESTS

Katherine Kruckel of Salisbury, N.C., is looking for a recipe for a no-bake faux fruitcake made with gumdrops in place of the candied fruit.

Bette Thomas of Lawrenceville, N.J., has been searching for a recipe that ran in a Trenton, N.J., newspaper many years ago for sour cream fried chicken.

If you are looking for a hard-to-find recipe or can answer a request, write to Julie Rothman, Recipe Finder, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278, or e-mail recipefinder@ baltsun.com. Names and addresses must accompany recipes to be published. Letters may be edited for clarity.

The nutrition analyses accompanying recipes in today's Taste section were calculated by registered dietitian Jodie Shield, except where noted.

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