Chicken Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

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Chicken Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

Postby sarbar » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:34 pm

This recipe is a bit of a twist on mashed potatoes. It features chicken, chicken gravy and a lot of vegetables. It is a dish that will stick with you. It also isn't overly salty either (in the range of 600 mgs or so of sodium).

The recipe features Simply Organic's Roasted Chicken gravy mix, though you can use any brand you prefer. SO's doesn't have MSG and is not as salty. You can find SO's line in many grocery stores or natural food stores.

This was a fun recipe as I finally got to use the cabbage that came in my Harmony House Food's Super Sampler! Someday I will tire of using HHF's products, just hasn't happened yet ;-) http://www.harmonyhousefoods.com

Chicken Colcannon Mashed Potatoes:

In a quart freezer bag put:

3/4 cup instant mashed potatoes
2 Tbsp dry milk
1 Tbsp dried carrots
1 tbsp dried cabbage
1 Tbsp dried onion
1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
2 tsp organic chicken gravy mix
1 tsp dried chives
1/2 tsp diced dried garlic
couple grinds black pepper

Also take a 3 ounce can of chicken

Add 1 1/2 cups boiling water, stirring well. Put in a cozy for 10 minutes. Stir again and serve.
Serves 1 large appetite for dinner, 2 for lunch.

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PS: A bit of hot sauce added will give it a kick!
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Re: Chicken Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

Postby Skidsteer » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:52 pm

OK, you've got me hungry now!
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Re: Chicken Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

Postby zelph » Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:16 am

Tastey looking meal.
At the Harmony site, Sampler Pack, it says these items are meatless:
Beefish Bits (Meatless)
Chickenish Bits (Meatless)
Hamish Bits (Meatless)
Taco Bits (Meatless)
Chickenish Chunks (Meatless)

What do they use as the base for these items?

What brand of canned chicken have you and others found to be the tastiest? (right out of the can, no seasoning)
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Re: Chicken Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

Postby sarbar » Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:54 am

Zelph, the TVP items from HHF's are soy based. With TVP a little goes a long way, especially if you have never eaten it before (it doesn't always er, sit well if you get my drieft, if you eat like a 1/4 cup of it!)
For chicken? I like the Swanson brand of 3 ounce chicken. At Target you can pick up 3 packs of that size. Good stuff! The other brand I can see in my mind, but not the brand name...I find it in the grocery stores in 3 packs also. It is the same company that makes the 7 ounce pouches out West.
Nice thing about the 3 ounce cans is they come with pop tops almost always.
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Re: Chicken Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

Postby zelph » Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:34 pm

sarbar wrote:Zelph, the TVP items from HHF's are soy based. With TVP a little goes a long way, especially if you have never eaten it before (it doesn't always er, sit well if you get my drieft, if you eat like a 1/4 cup of it!)
For chicken? I like the Swanson brand of 3 ounce chicken. At Target you can pick up 3 packs of that size. Good stuff! The other brand I can see in my mind, but not the brand name...I find it in the grocery stores in 3 packs also. It is the same company that makes the 7 ounce pouches out West.
Nice thing about the 3 ounce cans is they come with pop tops almost always.


Eerrr!!!My system is not soy compatible.

Are there any products in their line that use gluten as the base for the meatless meats?

My wife and I have zeroed in on Mountain House prepackaged meals as having the best tasting meals. Their seasonings really do a good number on the meals. Cost is really high though. We purchased some of their product in #10 cans($21.00 per can) this year and are going to package the meals ourselves to save some bucks. We're trying other suppliers of freeze dried product also from Walton Feed. (Perma-Pak)

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Re: Chicken Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

Postby sarbar » Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:57 pm

My problem with Mt. House is they still use MSG in a number of their meals :( And the sodium is sky high! So for me, I honestly cannot use freeze dried meals, but I can use freeze dried veggies, fruits and meats!

Btw, I looked up the TVP, and it is a blend of wheat and soy flours is how they make it. (Though I rarely use more than a Tablespoon in a meal....otherwise it is too much!)
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Re: Chicken Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

Postby Nightwalker » Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:50 pm

sarbar wrote:I honestly cannot use freeze dried meals, but I can use freeze dried veggies, fruits and meats!

Where do you get them?
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Re: Chicken Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

Postby sarbar » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:50 am

Nightwalker, I get them from various sources. The best freeze dried vegetables and fruits are at http://www.justtomatoes.com Very high end quality.
You can get freeze dried meat from http://www.beprepared.com (as well as large cans of freeze dried fruit, vegetables and dried cheeses) For dehydrated (not freeze dried) vegetables I get them from http://www.harmonyhousefoods.com
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Re: Chicken Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

Postby davebeebeconst » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:48 am

Sound good I'll try it on next months trip, better yet I'll try it at home before my next trip
will let you know what I think.
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Re: Chicken Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

Postby Ridgerunner » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:49 pm

davebeebeconst wrote:Sound good I'll try it on next months trip, better yet I'll try it at home before my next trip
will let you know what I think.
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