Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Chicken spinach cheese casserole + #book #giveaway from the author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries



From Daryl aka Avery:

See giveaway below...

We all need simple and easy after the holidays. Right?  So, here's something that's just right for a simple meal. Delicious for New Year's Eve, if you like.

I love casseroles, and I especially like them when I can use foods that are already in my refrigerator.
I always have spinach on hand. It goes well in salads, omelets, and so much more. It worked perfectly for this little dish. In addition, I had cooked chicken thighs in my freezer, so that made this dish easy-peasy. I wrap them individually so they're ready to go whenever I need cooked chicken. (*I bake them at 300 degrees for 35-45 minutes, wrapped in foil. Let cool and freeze.)

As for cheese? I always have cheese in the hopper. You can use any cheese that melts well in this dish. Be creative.

Speaking of cheese...I'm offering a cheesy giveaway to 5 commenters today. Yes, 5!  Why? Just because... Okay, moment of truth. Because I ordered too many books from my publisher and I'm ready to clear off some shelves which put me in the giving mood.

Are you ready to read a book in the middle of the Cheese Shop Mystery series? Hope so.

Tell a friend.


Chicken Spinach Cheese Casserole

Serves 2  (double for 4)

2 chicken thighs or one large chicken breast, cubed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
4 ounces  fresh (1/2 cup cooked) spinach  (*I microwave for 1 minute covered with paper towel)
1 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup chives, chopped
salt and pepper to taste, about ½ teaspoon each
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 ounces (3/4 cup) chicken broth
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded or diced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Set chopped chicken in small baking dish. Dust with garlic powder and white pepper.  Top with spinach.

In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, chives, salt and pepper, and olive oil until fairly smooth. Add chicken broth and continue to mix. Pour over the chicken and spinach.

Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and top with mozzarella cheese.  Bake another 15 minutes, without the foil, until cheese is toasty.













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GIVEAWAY

Five commenters will win copies of 
FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE.
Tell me what is on your 2019 agenda?
Leave your email so I can contact you if you win. 
I'LL PICK WINNERS SATURDAY.




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108 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Daryl,I hope you had a great holiday with your family.Thanks for sharing chicken,spinach and cheese casserole recipe.I can't wait to try it, I have frozen boneless chicken thighs in the freezer.I'm a big lover of casseroles,comfort.
    My agenda for 2019 are 1.Taking belly dancing classes 2.getting more organized 3. Reading more 4. perfecting my baking and cooking skills.
    BakingCookies32(at)gmail.(com)

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  2. My agenda is to work on better health and fitness, keeo teaching at my college, and spend every day with my husband and pets.
    I would like to start the chsrming cheese shop series, so thank you for the opportunity.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

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  3. Hi for 2019 i will continue my activities at my library learn cross stitch & paint on paper

    Clemmie.Jackson@yahoo.com

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  4. The casserole sounds so good — I can’t wait to try it. I plan to be more organized in 2019. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. I make casseroles often. It is normally just me for meals, so they work well. Spinach is my go to for salads and add-ins. This will be my New Year's meal, so thank you for the recipe!
    I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas!
    My plans for the coming year aren't too many to feel stressed about. I vow to use my scrap fabric, frame all of my photos that need it and I have joined Dru Ann's reading challenge in hopes that I organize the books I have read and faithfully write reviews after each. I am also thinking of starting a book blog, but we will see about that one!
    Thank you for the book giveaway. I do enjoy your series.
    debprice60@gmail.com

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    1. As a correction, that is Escape with Dollycas, as the book challenge, not Dru Ann! I should never think without coffee!

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    2. What a great challenge. I'm sure Dru Ann would wish you well! ~ Daryl

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  6. Hi Daryl . I will certainly try this casserole. I would like to read one of your “cheese” shop books. Trying to be more organized with my books and travel more. Jcook22@yahoo.com

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  7. Thanks for this recipe. In 2019 I plan to try more new recipes, make more time for myself to read and to be kind!!!

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  8. This is a perfect recipe for winter which I intend to make over the holidays. I want to be more creative in my cooking, make my grandsons a unique and memorable scrapbook from the old days and reach out to family even more than I do now. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Petite, it's important to reach out to family, even when don't want reaching out. :) ~ Daryl

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  9. I don't cook but hubby does. I just like to eat!! In 2019 I hope to travel by car somewhere I've never been before (a lot of states) and of course read as much as I can since I'm retired. My email address is: sweetbabyjane.com.

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    1. Jane, you're one of the winners. I'll contact you via email. Congrats and tell a friend. ~ Daryl

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    2. Jane, this isn't a good email. If you see this message, please contact me at daryl@darylwoodgerber.com

      In the meantime, I'm going to pick one more winner. :)

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  10. Since I have chicken thawed, I'm going to go get the few I'm missing and cook this for dinner. ccimeyers@gmail.com

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  11. I am hoping to get more energized I have been slowing down lately. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas .

    cenya2 (at)hotmail (dot)com

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    1. Marjorie, remember to drink plenty of water! One of my main tricks to energy. ~ Daryl

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  12. Thanks for the recipe! Its one I will be trying. I am hoping to become more organized in 2019. I have this circle of things I complete daily but cant seem to get anything accomplished beyond that so I am working on a plan. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. Thanks for the chance!

    bernice-kennedy(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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    1. Bernice, lucky you. One of the winners didn't supply a solid email, so I picked another winner and it's you. I'll contact you via email. Congrats and tell a friend. ~ Daryl

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