We have a very much beloved Cocker Spaniel in our house. She has a rather ticky tummy, so I don't give her dog food anymore, it always upsets her stomach. It's real chicken and rice and vegetables all the way with her and that helps to keep her healthy and when she is feeling well, we are happy too. I cooked some extra chicken yesterday when I was cooking hers, so that we could have this delicious casserole for our dinner today. (You don't think I would cook my dog anything I wouldn't eat myself do you???)
I normally poach her chicken breasts in a bit of stock. She also has a tendancy to pu ton weight, so the breast is the leanest part of the chicken. One day when I was talking to my sister I said I was cooking chicken for the dog and hotdogs for us. She thought there was something wrong with that picture. I assured her we both love hotdogs!
This is a delicious casserole that is so very simple to throw together. If you have leftover chicken and a few store cupboard ingredients you have the makings of this! It's simply cooked chicken, some cream cheese, some mayo, sour cream, regular cheese, grilled artichokes, shallots/onions and some seasonings.
You just mix it all together and bang it into a dish and bake. I like to add a bit of cheese and cracker crumbs on top to give it some added crunch and interest. You could use plain tinned artichoke halves if you wanted to instead of the grilled ones. Heck you could use a couple tins of green beans drained instead of the artichokes if you wanted to. It would still taste fabulous!
I hope you'll give it a go! I am pretty sure you will enjoy it! A lot! Or I'll eat my hat!
*Chicken and Artichoke Casserole*Serves 4
1 jar of marinated artichoke hearts, drained3 cooked chicken breasts fillets, shredded
a handful of buttery round crackers, crushed