I can't think of a better title for this entry but this one of the fun things I have done so far.
We had a get together, my friends and I, and had left overs. We had about 8-10 store-bought dry fried chicken which no one wanted to eat even after the event. I didn't want to throw it away so I had to think of something to make this more appealing using what ever I had in the kitchen. First, I thought of mixing everything with cream of mushroom, noodles and cheese to bake. After taking the meat from the bones, one can will not make it. Luckily, I had a few cans of diced and stewed tomatoes and that did the trick. :)
8-10 pieces of left-over fried chicken
5 large cloves of garlic, minced
1 large onion, diced
3 tbsps. olive oil
1 tbsp. butter
1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning or italian seasoning
4 cans of any combination of diced tomatoes, stewed sliced tomatoes*
1 - 1/2 tbsps. soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
a handful of chopped flat leaf parsley or basil leaves
500 grams of dried pasta noodles, cooked
Remove the meat from the bones and dice the meat. Set this aside.
In a large pot, heat the oil and butter then saute the garlic and onions. Once the onions have caramelized and the garlic slightly brown, add the meat and saute for another 5 minutes until it is heated through. Pour the canned tomatoes and stir. Add about 1 cup of water and season with the italian seasoning, salt, soy sauce, and pepper. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid the bottom from burning. Adjust the seasonings.
Cook the noodles using the package instructions. Drain. Place the noodles in a baking dish and pour the chicken tomato mixture over it or mix the noodles into the chicken tomato sauce and gently mix everything together then pour into a baking dish. Top with the chopped parsley or basil. Sprinkle over the grated cheese and bake in a 350 pre-heated oven for about 10 minutes.
This can be any flavor of your choice. I used 2 cans of roasted garlic and basil and 1 can of basil and oregano and 1 can of stewed Italian seasoned tomatoes.