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Almost Homemade | Chicken Sandwich with Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions

From the Blog “Almost Homemade”

Almost Homemade Dinner
Lunch Made Easy. Photo by Hilda Valdez

I am not a cook, but when necessary I’ll try my best in the kitchen.  I have a motto in my kitchen “If I opened the can, box or bag, it’s homemade and I made it.”  I’m nowhere near being a die hard Foodie, but I do appreciate a good meal, so for that reason I’ll make that “ready to eat meal” as homemade looking as possible.

During these fast paced times, trying to balance  work and school, I rarely have time to prepare a home-cooked meal.  I try to stay away from fast food, so my alternative to starving is preparing frozen or ready to eat meals with a homemade twist.

In this blog, I will explore the best way to make that frozen box or bag of food taste like I slaved over a hot stove for hours.  My first challenge will be to make frozen chicken patties into a delicious, almost homemade meal.

Tonight’s Challenge

I splurged and bought a large bag of frozen patties, which I anticipate will become lots of almost homemade meals.  The first meal I will be making is a chicken sandwich with sautéed onions and mushrooms.


Frozen Chicken Patties
Oroweat Sandwich Thins (Trying to be healthy)
6 Fresh white mushrooms
Fresh yellow onion

Cooked the chicken patties according to the package (well, maybe a little longer for a crispier patty).  While the patties were baking in the oven I prepared the onions and mushrooms.  In a small pan, sprayed with light cooking spray, I sautéed the onions until golden brown.  Slowly stir in the mushrooms and sautée until tender.  Last but not least, toast the bread, once all other ingredients are ready to pile into a delicious sandwich.

Today, I did not use any type of condiments, but you might want to add some brown spicy mustard or possibly some honey mustard to compliment the other flavors in the sandwich.


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