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To start with, you'll want to boil your water and dissolve the bullion in it. Doesn't take much, just enough to dissolve the bullion. When it's dissolved, pour the put the dry rice in a medium sized bowl and then pour the newly made broth over it. Let this sit a minute so the rice can absorb some water. You may also want to preheat your oven here to 400 degrees F. I forgot this step and just put it in a cold oven and it turned out fine, but whatever floats your boat. If you're cooking with a convection oven, you may want to make sure that there are only two racks with ample space between because I had to use two cookie sheets.
Now onto a concept called mis en place. As I learned from a teacher who studied at Le Cordon Bleu in France, this means, "everything in place." This is the quickest way to put these packets together. Mis en place is not quite as essential here as it would be as if you were battering and frying the chicken, but it makes life a whole lot easier. To have enough room, I moved from the kitched to the adjoining dining room.
Ok, I'm off my soapbox.
Now, back to the food. You may want to spray each sheet of tin foil with Pam, or you could use this little baby.
Ok, after you have sprayed the tin foil, divide the rice AND water in the rice among the 5 sheets of tin foil. There's no exact science to this, just guess at it. Then put about 1 small spoonful of mushroom soup on top of this. You'll use about half the can of soup for all five packs. After that, go get your chicken. Put one chicken breast on each rice pile. Now go put the plate the chicken was on in the sink and wash your hands. Then spray the plate and sink down with Clorox, or whatever you use to disinfect. Let that sit a while. It'll be ok. Go back to your packets and plop a spoonful of mushroom soup on top of the chicken. Spread it around if you like, it'll make the broccoli and cheese stick better. But don't lick the spoon when you're done! Throw that in the sink too! Remember, raw chicken juice. Now sprinkle a handful of broccoli on top of the chicken and rice and soup. It uses about the whole bag. And then definitley sprinkle the whole bag (2 cups) of cheese on top of that. Here's what you'll have:
Let these babies cook for 35 to 45 minutes, until the chicken is done. If you use bigger pieces of chicken, cook them longer. These took about 45 minutes and weren't over done.
When they are done, pull them out and serve them directly on dinner plates. Don't unwrap them before serving. Let your...ahem...patrons...carefully unwrap them. They are full of hot steam that will burn your fingers if you aren't careful. I guess if you have little ones, you should unwrap theirs for them, but leave it in the tin foil. That's part of the fun of eating them. Then when you're done, ball up the tin foil and chunk in the trash can basket ball style. No scraping dishes or plates!
Hubs ate two. They are really more food that what each looks like. It went down pretty easy. With a little sweet tea of course!
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