Hearty Chicken Salad

Hearty Chicken Salad
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Sounds like an excellent version of chicken salad. This is a 2 for 1 recipe, add trinity to the water when you boil the chicken, you get a quart or so of nice chicken broth for us in another recipe.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Hearty Chicken Salad
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Sounds like an excellent version of chicken salad. This is a 2 for 1 recipe, add trinity to the water when you boil the chicken, you get a quart or so of nice chicken broth for us in another recipe.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, add the chicken, skin on and bone in is perfect. Cover with 1 to 2 quarts of water, and if you want to make broth for use in other recipes, add 1 quartered onion, 1 roughly chopped carrot, and 1 stalk of roughly chopped celery (these are in addition to the ingredients listed) to the pot. Bring the pot to a boil then reduce to slow boil or high simmer, cook for 20 minutes or so until the chicken is cooked through.
  2. Remove the pot from the stove and allow to cool to room temperature, leaving the chicken in the broth, this results in juicer chicken. When the pot has cooled, remove the chicken to a cutting board, strain the broth and discard the vegetables. Jar the broth and place in the fridge until use, max is about 3 days in the fridge or you can choose to freeze it for later use.
  3. Remove any skin and bones and save for your dog. Now chop the chicken meat or just shred with your fingers. Add the meat to a mixing bowl.
  4. Ad the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve on a bed of lettuce for a light lunch or dinner.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 60 Baht for the chicken, on the high side. For 4 servings, this is about 44 cents per serving.

Provided by What Great Grandma Ate and the link to this recipe is here.
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Ham & Potato Corn Chowder

Ham & Potato Corn Chowder
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Sounds really, lots of ways you can change this up to make it different each time.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ham & Potato Corn Chowder
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Sounds really, lots of ways you can change this up to make it different each time.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot, when hot, add the onion and celery, saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the garlic, thyme, and flour, saute until the flour is lightly browned. about 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in the broth then add the milk, then the potatoes and carrots. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook until the potatoes and carrots are tender, about 10-15 minutes, stir occasionally.
  4. Add the corn (if using fresh corn, boil that first then cut from the cob), and the ham. Simmer until everything is heated through and piping hot. Taste and season with salt an pepper as desired.
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Cook 4 strips of bacon and use the bacon fat to cook the onion and celery, garnish with the bacon chopped. 2. Reduce the potatoes and add some chopped cauliflower. 3. Saute the cubed ham before adding to the chowder. 4. Add sauteed mushrooms.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini II

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini II
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Sounds good. Several cooking methods used but ultimately this will be a baked casserole.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini II
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Sounds good. Several cooking methods used but ultimately this will be a baked casserole.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
For the Chicken & Broth
Remaining Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. To make the broth, add the chicken, onion, carrot, and celery to a large pot with the 7 cups of water. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer, cook for about 20-30 minutes. Remove the pot from the burner and let it cool to room temp on its own, this will give good tender and juicy chicken.
  2. Once cooled, remove the chicken to a cutting board.
  3. Pour the liquid in the pot through a strainer, discard contents of the strainer, return the broth to the same pot. Now you have fresh homemade broth, wasn't that simple and easy?
  4. Preheat your oven to 190 C. Butter a 9x13 baking dish and set that aside.
  5. Bring the broth to a boil and add the pasta and cook until it is just tender. Remove the pot from the burner and let sit for 5 minutes.
  6. While the pasta is sitting (it is soaking up flavor), go ahead and cut the chicken into bite size pieces, set aside.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, add the two soups, garlic and onion powders, and half the cheese. Mix together. Now you are ready to put this together.
  8. Drain the pasta. Place half the pasta in the baking dish and spread out to an even layer.
  9. Layer half the chicken on top.
  10. Spread half the soup mixture on the top.
  11. Repeat the layers then sprinkle the remaining cheese on the top. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes, serve with a salad for a nice meal.
Recipe Notes

Three good sized chicken breasts might, just might, cost 65 Baht. Without running the numbers, this is a Low Cost meal for sure.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Pickled Shrimp

Pickled Shrimp
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If nothing else, this does sound interesting, I have never heard of this but it does sound good.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
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If nothing else, this does sound interesting, I have never heard of this but it does sound good.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
To Cook the Shrimp
To Pickle the Shrimp
Servings: servings
Instructions
To Cook the Shrimp
  1. In a large pot, add the water, celery, onion, lemon slices, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the shrimp, cover, and remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, the shrimp should all be pink, if not cover and let sit for another minute or two. When pink, drain and remove the shrimp to a bowl, discard the rest.
To Pickle the Shrimp
  1. Fill your jar about 2/3 full with hot water. Add the vinegar, mustard seed and garlic. Layer in the cooked shrimp, capers, onion, and lemon.Top up the jar with lemon slices, making sure the shrimp are below the surface of the liquid, if needed, add more water to top up the jar.
  2. Let jar cool to room temp, cover, and put in the fridge for 2 days, then ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

Going with just small Whites from Tesco, figure about 95 Baht/500 grams. For 6 servings, this is about 48 cents per serving.

This recipe for Pickled Shrimp is from Simply Recipes.

Beef & Potato Stew

Beef & Potato Stew
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Sounds really good. I also list a shortcut on tenderizing beef if you are using a tough cut of beef. And there is a Variant listed as well that sounds like a nice change.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
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Sounds really good. I also list a shortcut on tenderizing beef if you are using a tough cut of beef. And there is a Variant listed as well that sounds like a nice change.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a non stick pan. While that is heating, place the flour in a large bowl add season with salt and pepper to taste, mix in the beef to coat. When the oil is hot, add the beef to the pan in batches to brown all sides, not cooking it through just browning it a bit. Place browned beef in your slow cooker.
  2. Once all the beef is browned and in the slow cooker, pour in the stock, diced tomatoes (these can be canned or fresh), Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and stir, then add the potatoes, carrots, onion, celery, oregano, garlic, and bay leaf.
  3. Stir to mix then cover and set the slow cooker to Low setting and cook for 8 hours.
  4. Whisk together the cornstarch and water, pour into the slow cooker and stir to mix into the stew, cover the pot and set to High setting for another 30 minutes to an hour to thicken the stew.
  5. Serve with biscuits or bread.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 300 Baht for the beef. For 6 servings this is about #1.47 per serving.

Shortcut: Tenderize Beef with Tomatoes.

Variant: 1. Instead of adding potatoes to the stew at the beginning, serve the stew over mashed potatoes. To do this, increase the stock used by a cup to allow a soupier stew that will go well with mashed potatoes.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder
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This is delicious, and very easy to make, and very versatile. I made this on 16 Nov 2017 and substituted oyster meat for clams, which turned out perfect. The Thai family loved this.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
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This is delicious, and very easy to make, and very versatile. I made this on 16 Nov 2017 and substituted oyster meat for clams, which turned out perfect. The Thai family loved this.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. The recipe calls for canned clams, chopped, with juice, not baby clams. If you have the chopped clams available in your location, very good. What I am going to do is use the small oyster meat available at Tesco here first. This is the oyster meat available at Tesco. These containers will be on ice with the fresh fish. Pour the oysters and liquid (no need to chop them as they will shrink when cooked) in a measuring cup, the amount of liquid is between 3/4 and 1 cup, I poured the liquid out to make is just 3/4 cup, and I used 3 containers for 2 1/4 cups of oysters and liquid.
  2. Heat a large pot on medium heat and add the bacon, cook until crispy, remove the bacon to a plate with paper towels to drain, set aside. Pour out the fat but leave 3 tablespoons in the the pot.
  3. Same pot, add the carrot, onion, and celery and cook on medium heat until the vegetables are starting to brown and soften, stir often. Mix in the flour and stir continuously for 1 minute, then add the broth, clams and their juice, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, thyme, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil.
  4. Prep the potatoes now, diced, skin on or off is up to you. Add the potatoes to the soup and stir in the milk and cream, once boiling, reduce to a light simmer and cover, simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20 minutes or so.
  5. Once the potatoes are tender, taste and adjust salt and pepper to your liking, serve with bacon and cilantro sprinkled on top of each bowl.
Recipe Notes

I used 3 containers of oyster meat with liquid, 45 Baht per container, so 135 Baht for oysters. For 8 servings, this is about 50 cents per serving.

Variants: 1. Use oyster meat in place of chopped clams for the chowder base. 2. Add peeled and deveined shrimp, crab, imitation crab, whitefish, or mushrooms.

This recipe for Clam Chowder is from Natasha's Kitchen.

Beef Stew Gratin

Beef Stew Gratin
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Sounds very good, on my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
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Sounds very good, on my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. You will need a deep oven proof pan with a oven proof lid, if no lid, just use foil.
  2. Add salt and pepper to the flour and coat the cubed beef. Brown the beef in the deep ovenproof pan with a splash of olive oil. Remove the beef from pan.
  3. Add a bit more oil to the same pan and cook the onions until translucent, then add the carrots and celery and cook for another 3-5 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
  4. Add in the tomato puree and rosemary and stir in, cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Add the chopped tomato and cook for 2 minutes. Add the red wine, simmer to reduce slightly. Add the beef stock and allow to reduce for about 10 minutes.
  5. Cover the pot with a lid and place in the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  6. Remove from the oven and remove the lid or foil. Give the stew a quick mix, smooth out the stew and cover with thinly-chopped peeled potatoes, arranged so they are overlapping slightly. Drizzle with the butter, and season to taste with salt, pepper, and dried thyme.
  7. Increase the oven temp to 200 C, leave the pan uncovered and place in the oven again and bake for another 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  8. Remove from the oven, sprinkle the Gruyere cheese over the potatoes. Place the oven again for 5 to 10 minutes on until the cheese is bubbly.
  9. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 100 Baht for the beef, the cheese in minimal. For 6 servings, this is about 50 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Tenderizing Beef with Tomatoes.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Macaroni Salad II

Macaroni Salad II
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Sounds like a great alternative. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Macaroni Salad II
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Sounds like a great alternative. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Heat a pot of salted water to boiling, add and cook the macaroni until tender, drain and rinse under cold water, set aside to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mayo, vinegar, sugar, mustard, and garlic until smooth the add the onion, celery, bell pepper, eggs, and parsley. Mix to combine then add the pasta and mix to coat, then add the mayo and mix to coat.
  3. Refrigerate for several hours before serving as a side dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Classic Chicken and Dumplings II

Classic Chicken and Dumplings II
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Sounds like a great variant to Chicken and Dumplings. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Classic Chicken and Dumplings II
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Sounds like a great variant to Chicken and Dumplings. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Ingredients
For the Dumplings
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the chicken pieces, celery, carrots, onion, salt, and pepper in a pot and add enough water to cover chicken. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer for 1 hour or until the chicken is cooked through. There, you just made chicken broth and cooked the chicken.
  2. Remove the pot from heat and let cool, THEN remove the chicken with a slotted spoon to a plate and remove the skin and bones (makes for juicy chicken), skin and bones, great treat for your dog. Return the meat to the pot, taste for salt and adjust as needed. Return the soup to a simmer.
  3. Mix the dumpling ingredients together and mix to form a stiff ball, drop by tablespoons into simmering soup, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Serve with bread and a salad for a complete meal.
Recipe Notes

For the chicken, go with 2 kilos, about 140 Baht. I myself will go with legs and thighs, skin on bones in to make the broth. For 8 servings, this is about 52 cents per serving.

Variants: Where do I begin. 1. Make a slurry of cornstarch and cold water, stir that in will thicken this. 2. Think pasta, egg noodles would be perfect, but even macaroni would be good in this. 3. If using a heatproof pot, place the pot under your broiler for a few minutes at the end to brown up the dumplings.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Tuna Casserole III

Tuna Casserole III
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I really like tuna casserole, and this version sounds really good. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Tuna Casserole III
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I really like tuna casserole, and this version sounds really good. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter.
  2. In a large (I may use a medium size pot for this) non stick pan melt the 1/4 cup of butter then add the onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic for about 3 minutes, then sprinkle in the flour and mix and cook for another minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Slowly stir in the milk, then return to heat and stir until thickened and the mixture comes to a boil, season with salt and pepper to your liking, stir, then stir in the mushrooms, Cheddar cheese, and tuna, when mixed, add in the egg noodles and mix to combine.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth out, sprinkle on the breadcrumbs then Parmesan cheese, drizzle with the melted butter.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, remove and let rest 5 minutes, serve.
Recipe Notes

The Cheddar cheese is the most expensive part here, for 2 cups, think about 180 Baht. For 6 servings, this is about 88 cents per serving.

Shortcuts: Tuna, Breadcrumbs.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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