Monday, 14 September 2009

Chicken Myers

Chicken Myers is a very tasty meal that's reasonably quick to make and includes lots of vegetables. All you have to do is cook some rice or potatoes to go with it.

I'm not quite sure what the 'Myers' means - we've been making this in our family for a long time, and originally the recipe came from 'The Dairy Book of Home Cookery' although I think we've all made changes along the way so all our versions are a little different.

Lightly steam some carrots and broccoli, and spread them in the bottom of a large baking dish.

Put the tin of soup in a bowl or large jug and stir in enough milk to make a thickish sauce. Add some seasoning (not salt as the soup is usually salty enough) - I use pepper and a generous amount of wholegrain mustard.

Cut chicken breast fillets into thin slices horizontally and lay them in a single layer over the vegetables.

Cover the chicken with the soup/sauce and then top with grated cheese.

Cook at 190 C for 30 - 40 mins until top is golden and the chicken is tender. (Be careful not to cook for too long or the chicken will be dry.)

Serve with rice or potatoes - it serves 4 people quite generously - not bad for two chicken breast fillets!


2 chicken breast fillets

4 carrots, peeled and sliced

1 head of broccoli , divided into florets

1 tin of condensed 'cream of...' soup - I use celery, chicken or asparagus

milk, pepper, wholegrain mustard

grated cheddar


Coby said...

Ahh, comforting home cooking Arista:) Nothing better - a tin of Campbell's soup always reminds me of my Nana, though I wish I got this dish:) This'll be on our table before too long, mark my words:) I love that there are 'versions' of this in your family Arista:)

George@CulinaryTravels said...

Oh that looks very comforting Arista. I've never heard of it before but I could dive right in and start eating.

arista said...

Thanks to you both :o)
I once made this with my own sauce, hoping to avoid the can of soup - and it worked fine, just not as quick - and also not quite as intensely flavoured. Also I think my addition of carrots may make this not quite the official Chicken Myers. Oh well, the more vegies the better!

Anonymous said...

Hiya! Im from the U.K, and can't cook to save my life, but this has helped me make a yummy meal for my new family! I do have to keep going back to the page to remind myself how it was made, comes out different every time and delicious, for that i would like to thankyou very much!
Kind Regards

Anonymous said...

Called chicken mayers as it is supposed to have mayonnaise mixed with the chicken soup, yummy