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Cooking with Susie Q – Week of January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! I had a request for more slow cooker recipes. I know, after working all day, it sure feels nice to walk through the door and smell something yummy that is nearly ready to serve. Here is a good one for Chicken Pot Pie Stew to be served over buttermilk biscuits or maybe even rice.  I also included a recipe for Chicken Nacho Dip. We have the playoffs coming and many of us still have family and friends that stop over for a visit. Serve with crackers or nacho chips. Have a great week!

Chicken Pot Pie Stew
(slow cooker)

4 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes

10 medium red potatoes, quartered

1 (8 ounce) package baby carrots

1 cup chopped celery

2 (26 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup

1 15oz  can chicken stock

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 (16 ounce) bag frozen mixed vegetables

Directions: Combine the chicken, potatoes, carrots, celery, chicken soup, chicken stock, garlic, and black pepper in a slow cooker; cook on High for 5 hours. Stir the frozen mixed vegetables into the slow cooker, and cook 1 hour more.

Chicken Nacho Dip
(slow cooker)

1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chili peppers, drained

1 (1 pound) loaf processed cheese food (such as Velveeta), cubed

2 large cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, shredded

1/3 cup sour cream

1/4 cup diced green onion

1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix

2 tablespoons minced jalapeno pepper, or to taste (optional)

1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained

Directions: Place the diced tomatoes, processed cheese, chicken meat, sour cream, green onion, taco seasoning, and jalapeno pepper into a slow cooker. Cook on High, stirring occasionally until the cheese has melted and the dip is hot, 1 to 2 hours. Stir in the black beans, and cook 15 more minutes to reheat.

I really enjoy this time with you each week and would love to hear from you. Do you have any requests? Is there a recipe you have been looking for or remember from your younger years? Can I help you find it? Do you have any recipes that are special to you that you could share with us? Please contact me at susieqcooking@outlook.com or c/o Pioneer Times, P.O. Box 456, Houlton, Maine 04730.

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