Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | October 2, 2017

Foodie Corner – 2017 – Post #9 – Chicken Dinner for One

Foodie Corner – 2017 – Post #9 – Chicken Dinner for One

What’s an easy way to make chicken dinner for one or two people?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Ahead of time, boil boneless/skinless chicken breasts in chicken broth until they are just starting to fall apart. I usually do six at a time. Chill in the refrigerator. Seal individually in plastic baggies and freeze.

On the night before, thaw a single precooked piece of chicken in the refrigerator.

At dinnertime, add 1/2c rice to 1-1/2c water in a microwave-safe dish. Nuke for 9 min., and melt 1-2T butter on top.

Next, combine the following in another microwave dish.

  • 1 precooked chicken breast – shredded or chopped into cubes
  • 1 can of cream of fill-in-the-blank soup (cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, cream of celery, etc.)
  • 1c precooked mushrooms (or other veggies such as broccoli) – sliced or chopped
  • 2T liqueur (dry sherry, brandy, cognac, orange liqueur, etc.)

Nuke for 3 min., and pour over the buttered rice. Serve. Enjoy.

As always, play with this recipe. Try lots of variations. Make them your own.



  1. I bake boneless, skinless thighs (much moister than breasts) and cook a bunch of rice to go with them. My wife has almost become a vegetarian, so she usually just eats the rice, although I constantly tell her she needs protein.

    • I’ve never tried the thighs, David–will have to sometime soon. Cheers, Ashley

  2. Chicken thighs here too. A Rice Steamer works well for my short grain brown rice, and I cook enough for several meals. They say one can freeze cooked rice. Never have tried.

    As for the canned soup, I’m sure that’s tasty, used to use it often, but now it seems so salty, not to mention absurdly expensive. White sauce with seasonings works for me. Sherry is very helpful.

    • Steamers are indeed wonderful, Aunt Mary. I’ve frozen single servings of cooked rice several times. All turned out okay. Hope it works well for you, too. Cheers, Ashley

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