Monday, February 17, 2014

Chicken Supreme

How did everyone's Valentines Day go? I hope well! Whether you had a significant other or not. Many of you may or may not know that Valentines Day isn't a holiday that Caleb and make a big deal about. But two years ago he made it a very special day. We got engaged! I was completely surprised because I didn't even think he would propose since we both hate holiday engagements...well he used that to his advantage because I'm not easily surprised. But I was so surprised I didn't even know what was happening! Well more in shock that we were engaged. I could probably go on and on but I'll stop there. 

Well we decided to celebrate our Valentines Day on Saturday. Our dinner that Caleb made is one of my FAVORITE meals. Have I told you that Caleb can cook? Not just the basics either. He's a really good cook. Honestly, he's better than me. He's the chef, and I'm the baker. How cute.
Anyways, the first time I had this dish it was at his house when we first started dating. It was one of his mom's recipes. As soon as I had it, I loved it. Of course I asked his mom what it was and it's called Chicken Supreme. Basically it's just chicken, cream of mushroom soup, and stuffing. It's a simple dish. But delicious. So a cute little story for you. Our one year anniversary, he invited me over to his house for dinner. Well little did I know that it was dinner for us two. His family spent the evening in their basement so it could be like a little dinner for two. Remember, we were just barely 16 and 17, so we weren't quite allowed to be alone yet. He had the table all set with the lights dim and candles lit. He made dinner which was Chicken Supreme and dessert. A peanut butter heart shaped cake. It was seriously so adorable and a memory I hold onto dearly. 
Back then, I could eat anything. No food intolerances or anything. The original Chicken Supreme recipe is filled with dairy and gluten. So I haven't had it in years...
Caleb told me that he was going to make it for me on Valentines Day this year. He even had a recipe to make dairy free cream of chicken soup. Neither one of us like mushrooms, so he made cream of chicken soup instead. I'll link the recipe below. 

The only recipe he went by when making it, is his mom's original recipe. So we had no idea how it would turn out. 
Making this dish was a two day process, because we made the cream of chicken soup the day before so it had time to set. 

How did it turn out you might ask? 

Amazing. It tasted like I remember it tasting. Which making something gluten and dairy free, you would think it would be different. But there wasn't much difference at all. So I can happily say that I can enjoy my favorite meal again. I'm so excited to add this into the recipes that I'll cook for Caleb and I once we are married. And eventually when we have kids. They will defiantly eat this. 

I just want to thank Caleb's mom, for one sharing this dish with me and letting me share the recipe, well my version of the recipe! And also, raising such a sweet and caring son, who can cook ;) 
I'm excited that I'm going to soon call her my mom-in-law! 

Caleb did make this all on his own. I watched and helped a little bit. But he wanted to make it. 
What girl doesn't like to sit back and watch their man cook for them? ;) 

So here is the gluten & dairy free version of this recipe

Chicken Supreme 


3 Chicken Breasts
1 Cup Chicken Stock
2 Tbsp Dairy Free Butter, melted
1 Package Ener-G Light Tapioca Bread
Dash of Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees

1. Make cream of chicken soup the day before. 
2. Season chicken with chicken seasoning if preferred. Cook chicken breasts in the oven at 400 degrees for 40 min.
3. Cut up bread into cubes. And bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 min. 
4. Once chicken is cooked, combine chicken and soup in a medium sized bowl until well combined. 
5. Let bread crumbs cool, after they cool and harden. Mix in a small bowl the bread crumbs, chicken stock, and melted butter. 
6. Pour chicken and soup mixture into a greased 9 x 11 pan. 
7. Add the bread crumbs on top of mixture. 
8. Bake for 45 minutes 
Remove from oven and serve warm.