Saucy Chicken Pieces

This easy recipe came from a "follower" who wanted help adapting it to combination cooking. The "high" combination with 30% microwave power works well with 4 servings of chicken. Sauce helps the combination, too, as it helps protect the chicken during the microwave cooking segments. The original recipe was double the size in an oblong pan. This one has been downsized for smaller meal-needs. The chicken is moist and tender with plenty of sauce for rice, potatoes or pasta. Perfect for a quick Fall supper!


6 chicken legs or 4 chicken thighs
1/2 can (10.5-oz. size) cream of mushroom soup
2 tablespoons milk 
1/2 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar or colby-jack)teaspoon vanilla

1. Preheat Microwave-Convection oven to 375 degrees.

2. Arrange chicken pieces in 8 or 9-inch round or square silicone baking pan. Stir together soup and milk; spread over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese. 

3. COMBO-ROAST on low rack with 30% microwave power at 375 degrees for 20 to 23 minutes or until chicken is done (160 degrees). Let stand 15 minutes before serving.      

About 4 Servings

TIPS  >Chicken can be boned and skinned. Additional legs or thighs will fit in baking dish. Time may be 3 to 5 minutes longer.  

>For a double recipe, use a deep 10.5-inch round and increase time to 30 to 35 minutes. 

>Chopped green chilies or a little salsa can be added to soup for a slightly spicy flavor.  


From my Kitchen..

—I recently prepared a double recipe of the Crustless Quiche recipe in the 9inch square pan. Even with the turntable turned off, it cooked nicely on the Low-Mix combination, rotating the dish once. The Egg Bake, cut nicely with the narrow silicone spatula and removed from the dish easily with the wide spatula. A 13x9-inch pan of caramel rolls were prepared in the deep 10.5-inch silicone pan and it baked perfectly on the convection setting. Most things that cook in a 13x9-inch pan can be cooked in the deep round silicone pan and then it turns freely in the ovens with turntables.

—At a recent class, several participants were getting together one evening for dinner and they were each making something from one of the microwave-convection cook books that they had just purchased. I was not there long enough to hear about their results, but thought what a good way to learn together and share cooking experiences.Soups and casseroles are great for winter dining. Make extras and freeze in meal-sized quantities for enjoying at another meal. 


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