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I am not a seafood eater, so my PA said I could add canned chicken in the mechanical stage of my diet that starts on Friday. Does anyone have any good recipes for canned chicken? The only thing I ever tried it in pre-op was a buffalo chicken dip.. Which has a ton of stuff that is no bueno! I have always thought it smelled like tuna and was a turned off by it! But, I need Protein and I am taking it where I can get it!

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I don't have any recipes for you but I do have 5 big cans of it. I stocked up before surgery without ever tasting it. It does taste and smell like tuna to me. Yuck! I'll give it away to the first one tha will take it.

I hope you find some good recipes that make it taste good.

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I just add a bit of Hellmann mayo, salt, pepper and have with a melba toast. I know someone put on top of retried Beans with a bit of taco seasoning , added low fat cheese and heated it up, said it w great.

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I pureed the canned chicken with some Oikos Greek Yogurt dip in the cucumber and dill flavor. Yum! They also have other flavors. They're low fat and add a little extra Protein.

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I mixed it with fat free mayo and seasonings in the food processor for chicken salad, or I mixed it with a wedge of laughing cow cheese with some hot sauce for a light buffalo chicken. I don't like tuna either and it did smell like tuna but once I mixed it with stuff it was ok

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Ok ladies... This is what I just threw together with my canned chicken. It taste pretty good and does not have that smell....

4 oz canned chicken

1 tbsp of each of the following

Green pepper

Onion

Peas and carrots

1 tsp of minced garlic

1/8 cup of canned mushrooms

1 package of chicken gravy

( I kind of guessed at how much of the veggies, I forgot to measure before I added, I am still a newbie.. Please forgive me)

I opened the can of chicken and the smell knocked me out! Lol. I drained it and then rinsed it with Water. I then let it soak in some skim milk for about 10 minutes. I added the veggies in a skillet and let them begin to cook. I then added the chicken with some of the skim milk... Maybe 1/8 of a cup and the garlic to the veggies. I added some parsley, onion powder and salt and pepper to taste(not much salt because the gravy has quite a bit). I let the mixture cook down together. In a separate pan I made the packaged chicken gravy according to directions. After the majority of the liquid cooked down in the chicken mixture I mixed everything together. I added everything in my fitness pal and came up with the following...

Makes 4 servings

Amounts are per serving

Calories:69

Fat:1

Carbs:6

Protein:7

Sodium:464( high I know)

Potassium: 26

I am sure if you omit the peas and carrots, the carbs will reduce a bit. But for 7 grams of Protein.... I will take it. Plus it helps with my liquid intake.

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Ok ladies... This is what I just threw together with my canned chicken. It taste pretty good and does not have that smell....

4 oz canned chicken

1 tbsp of each of the following

Green pepper

Onion

Peas and carrots

1 tsp of minced garlic

1/8 cup of canned mushrooms

1 package of chicken gravy

( I kind of guessed at how much of the veggies' date=' I forgot to measure before I added, I am still a newbie.. Please forgive me)

I opened the can of chicken and the smell knocked me out! Lol. I drained it and then rinsed it with Water. I then let it soak in some skim milk for about 10 minutes. I added the veggies in a skillet and let them begin to cook. I then added the chicken with some of the skim milk... Maybe 1/8 of a cup and the garlic to the veggies. I added some parsley, onion powder and salt and pepper to taste(not much salt because the gravy has quite a bit). I let the mixture cook down together. In a separate pan I made the packaged chicken gravy according to directions. After the majority of the liquid cooked down in the chicken mixture I mixed everything together. I added everything in my fitness pal and came up with the following...

Makes 4 servings

Amounts are per serving

Calories:69

Fat:1

Carbs:6

Protein:7

Sodium:464( high I know)

Potassium: 26

I am sure if you omit the peas and carrots, the carbs will reduce a bit. But for 7 grams of Protein.... I will take it. Plus it helps with my liquid intake.[/quote']

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I don't have any recipes for you but I do have 5 big cans of it. I stocked up before surgery without ever tasting it. It does taste and smell like tuna to me. Yuck! I'll give it away to the first one tha will take it.

I hope you find some good recipes that make it taste good.

I'd love it!

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I mix mine with cottage cheese, salt and pepper and bacos. Double dose of protein!

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I use it in Soups, stew, chili, cassoulet, and of course chicken salad.< /p>

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Well, I take 2 oz of canned chicken but it in a microwaveable bowl, add some hot sauce and stir, then add a laughing cow cheese and 1/4 cup of low fat shredded cheddar, mix it all together, place in microwave and cover with paper towel, and cook on high for 2 minutes, stir. Now it can be eaten with a spoon as is or placed back in the microwave for another 2 minutes and it comes out as a crisp which is really good.

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I have a different suggestion. Ditch the canned chicken and make your own super moist and soft chicken. I have a proper recipe on my blog, but season some chicken the way you like it, slice up an onion and put in the crockpot. Place chicken on top. Cook for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. That's it. No need to add Water, it generates it's own gravy/juice. So simple and so much tastier than canned chicken and it's soft and moist and yummy.

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You may also try chicken breast in the crock pot with chicken stock. Cover the chicken with stock and cook on med for 6 hours. It's so tender and juicy, I shred it and use it a million different ways.

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