Today is going to be one of those days...
Which usually means I turn to an old friend, "'cause if it ain't ready by 6 AM, we ain't going to eat tonight".
So, come back tomorrow and I will share a terrific Crock Pot Red Chicken Chili Recipe (and I do mean terrific)! But today i want to share an epiphany... PRE- LeftOvers. Much like Newton and the apple, pre-leftovers have existed about as long as gravity. I just never thought to use them before.
I was slicing and dicing and seasoning and just generally prepping my dinner tonight (indeed, at 6 AM). I started all this prepping without first having a little breakfast, so I was hungry as I diced and stirred. I had planned a simple scrambled egg and maybe popping a chicken leg from my beloved Rotisserie chicken of the day; when I got hit on the head with an apple (chicken thigh).
And the rest is the stuff of legends. In my prep pot, I had already started to saute an...
Onion... Celery... Carrots... a Poblano Chili and some minced garlic
I had added a can of diced Ro'tel brand tomatoes and chilis
I had spiced this with Cumin (always Cumin... shh, it's a secret ingredient), Chili Powder and Salt and Pepper (to taste).
I had that leg in my hand (truth to tell, I always eat the wings... Yum). I was just getting set to gnaw down when I remembered my egg!
I looked at the pot of simmering vegetables and spices...
I looked back (OK, you get the idea)...
Fluffy Omelettes are easy...
2 TBS Butter melted in a non-stick pan over medium high heat
Three Eggs, beaten into submission
1 TBS Heavy Cream whisked into the eggs
When the egg has just set (do not over cook), on half, add a generous 1/4 cup of the sauteed PRE-leftovers.
Add the meat from a chicken thigh (I confess, I did eat the chicken leg)
Fold the "clean" half over the "gooped" half.
Garnish with another couple of spoonfuls of the sauted PRE-leftovers.
Garnish with some grated Parmesan Cheese
Cut in half and serve your hard working wife breakfast in bed before she has to run off to her inconvenient day job.
52 Uses for a Rotisserie Chicken". But really, it just seemed too easy. In all humility, this was an omelette unlike any I have ever had (or made) before. A wonderful prequel to the chili supper I had planned. And honestly, I believe this is going to change the way I plan a crock pot meal. I am sure it is nothing I have invented and there are lots of talented cooks out there making this a habit.
But really, easy, delicious and considering the amazing level of flavors, worth the tiny bit of extra effort!
So what do you think? have I invented the term... PRE-LeftOvers???
And I used this as one of my 52 Uses for a Rotisserie Chicken , made easy and FAST with the meat from a Rotisserie Chicken But you'll have to come back tomorrow to see more of those.!
And as always, if you like this recipe and think you might want to give it a try, pin this to your Pinterest Board and be sure to follow me on Pinterest if you want to see the rest of my 52 Ideas!