Canned Chicken Recipes (with Episode 23)!

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On the show we mentioned a few recipes that we’d like to share here.  Some were delicious, some—not so great.  You be the judge for yourself!  Make them and let us know how they go!  Use that canned chicken wisely, folks.  This first recipe is courtesy of 12tomatoes.com .  It was flavorful, but could really use a starch in our opinion.  Maybe add some rice or potatoes or noodles.  Something.

Ritz Chicken Casserole

40 minutes to prepare serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 sleeve ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika, garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and lightly grease a 8×8-inch baking dish with butter or non-stick spray.
  2. Combine soup and sour cream in a large bowl, then stir in shredded chicken.
  3. Season generously with salt and pepper, and stir in Italian seasoning, paprika and red pepper flakes.
  4. Pour mixture into greased baking dish, then top with crushed ritz crackers.
  5. Evenly pour melted butter over the crushed crackers, then place baking dish in oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until dish is heated through and crackers are golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

This next recipe is from butterwithasideofbread.com.  Jenna loved this served cold or heated!  On crackers or chips or toast!

RANCH CHICKEN CHEESE DIP

 Prep Time 5 minutes
 Total Time 5 minutes
 Servings 12 -16 servings
 Author Butter With A Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 8- oz blocks cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 12.5 oz can chicken drained (I like the Costco brand best!)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 pkg. dry ranch dressing mix

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and then refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Yes, it really is just that easy! Enjoy!
  3. Dipper ideas: Wheat Thin crackers, carrots, celery, potato chips (the dip is pretty thick, so make sure your dippers are sturdy)!
Jenna enjoying her dip!

This next delicious and quick meal comes from the loosest of recipes straight from Annitsa’s Aunt Terry.  In a text.  But trust us when we say that it’s the easiest and most tasty!  Thanks, Terry!!

“You boil some noodles. (Can’t tell you how many, about 4-5 handfuls maybe.)  Add a can of cream of chicken soup, some chopped onion, about 1/2 soup can of milk and a can or two of chicken (drained).  Sprinkle crispy fried onions and cheese on top and just warm in the microwave until it’s warm and the cheese is melted.”

****Annitsa didn’t have fried onions on hand so she used potato chips.  DO THIS.  TRUST.

This next recipe isn’t really a recipe…Jenna just used a box of Tuna Helper and substituted chicken for the tuna, added some peas and corn and voila!

Doesn’t this look great?!

We hope you enjoy some of these, and if you make some classic chicken salad like we did as well, let us know your fun recipes too!

Now go on and GET BULKED!

What a Costco 30th Birthday Party Looks Like

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Jenna turned 30 on September 7th (remember that date for next year…), and of course we had to celebrate with Two Bulk Girls and Costco.  We turned the little shindig into Episode 12 of the podcast and catered it completely with food from the castle of Bulk.  We spent $123.65 and got Snapea Crisps, Ritz Crackers, Pace Picante Salsa, Kirkland Signature Corn Chips, Yancey’s Fancy Smoked Gouda, Old Croc Aged Cheddar, Columbus Italian Dry Salami, Kirkland Signature French Brie, Magenta Red Grapes, Kirkland Signature Prosecco and a giant sheet cake with 2 pounds of white cheesecake mousse icing.  Keep in mind–all of these items were in bulk.  I mean, there was A LOT of food.  But here is a little look at the party itself!  We actually do things sometimes!  

 

Birthday Girl <3
the Two Bulk Girls
Some friends!!

 

Kirsten did us right with the charcuterie platters!

Goldfish-Breaded Chicken

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In episode 11: Pouches, Jenna mentions a chicken recipe that sounds, well,  out-of-control.  So, here it is in all its glory courtesy of justapinch.com!!  Enjoy!! If you end up using the recipe, let us know what you think!

Ingredients

2-2 1/2 lbchicken breasts cut into tenders or strips
1 1/2 cgoldfish crackers
1/2 cparmesan cheese
1 tsppepper
1/4 tsppaprika
1 stickbutter

 How to Make Goldfish Breaded Chicken Tenders!

Step-by-Step

  • Put crackers in a food processor and pulse until they are crumb-sized or crush in a plastic storage bag with rolling pin. Place crushed crackers in a bowl.
  • Add parmesan cheese, pepper and paprika and mix together with crushed crackers. Melt butter in a separate bowl.
  • Dip chicken in butter and roll in cracker mixture to coat. Place chicken on a foil lined cookie sheet, sprayed with non stick spray.
  • Pour remaining butter over chicken pieces and bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and flip. Bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Serve alone or with dipping sauce of your choice!

The recipes and tribulations of Ep. 002: Sour Cream.

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We went hard for Ep 002: Sour Cream.  And here is how you can too.

Sour Cream Banana Bread (courtesy of reluctantentertainer.com)

Yield: 1-2 loaves     Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes     Total time: 1 hour

Ingredients: 

1 stick butter (1/2 cup) softened

2 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup mashed bananas (about 3)

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour one 9-inch loaf pan (or 3 small ones).  Pan should be 3/4 full of batter.  

In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs and mix well.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; combine with the butter mixture.

Add the sour cream, bananas and vanilla; stir well.

Pour into prepared pans and bake for 50 minutes.

Cool for 10 minutes, and then turn the loaf out onto a rack.

A pile of bread-ish.
Sunken treasure.

Moisturizing Sour Cream Face Mask (courtesy of speedyremedies.com) 

Prepare a mask for dry skin by mashing half a banana with the help of a fork and mixing two tablespoons of sour cream and one tablespoon of honey in it.  Apply this recipe generously on your skin.  After 10-15 minutes, wash it off with lukewarm water.  

We also made shrimp tacos.

And quesadillas.

Lookin’ real classy.

GET BULKED. June 2017.

Sooooo we’ve been working hard to get at least six episodes in the can before we start releasing the hounds.  We are going crazy wanting to just shove them out of the tree like our little baby birds.  How many more animal analogies and metaphors can I use?  Maybe I’ll stop…until the cat’s out of the bag.  Gotchu.  Anyway, we have been SO JACKED to announce that our theme song has been written and recorded by an amazing punk band out of Minneapolis called Tony Peachka.  Annitsa went to the U of M in the Twin Cities, so they’re basically family.  And they came through for us.  Hard.  It’s so funny and bad-ass that we kinda have to step up to another level now.  Thanks, ladies.  Go to this site https://tonypeachka.bandcamp.com/releases and buy their album if you want to fucking rock out.  Oh, and we’ll be officially launching June 2017.  Boom.

Tony Peachka

Coming Soon…

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Hello, interwebs world!!  So So So sooooooon we will be posting our first podcast episode of Two Bulk Girls!  (And Annitsa will NEVER stop using exclamation points. <–The humor, guys.  The humor.)  Please stay tuned for some food-coma ridiculousness.