Our travel trailer has a stove top, refrigerator and a microwave so, I look for recipes that don't require the use of an oven to make for our family dinners when we are out on the road camping.
The following 2 recipes can be completely made by using your microwave and require less than 1 hour from start to finish.
You can also make them up the day ahead of time and take them with you to reheat up in the microwave if desired.
Chicken With Mushroom Sauce 3 tablespoons butter (not margarine) 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons onions, finely chopped 1/3 cup milk 1 brick of cream cheese, cut into cubes 1/2 teaspoon chicken soup base 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts In a glass baking dish, combine 2 tablespoons butter, sliced mushrooms and onions.
Microwave on high for 3 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time.
When done, stir in the milk, cubed cream cheese, chicken soup base, salt and black pepper.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time.
Remove from the microwave and set aside.
In another glass baking dish, place your chicken breasts and 1 tablespoon of butter.
Microwave the breasts for 8-10 minutes or until they are no longer pink in the middle.
Remove dish from the microwave and pour the mushroom sauce over top.
Stir to blend ingredients and place back into the microwave.
Cook on high for an additional 3-4 minutes.
Italian Chicken And Pasta Dinner 4 ounces uncooked spaghetti noodles 3 cups water 1/2 teaspoon table salt 2 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 8 ounce can tomato sauce 1/2 teaspoon basil 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon parsley 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, finely shredded 1/4 cup olives, sliced In a large glass bowl, combine the uncooked noodles, water and salt.
Microwave pasta on high setting for 10-12 minutes or until fork tender.
You will want to stir the pasta 2-3 times during the cooking process so that it doesn't get sticky.
Drain water and set aside.
In a glass baking dish, combine the butter and onion.
Microwave on high setting for 3 minutes and then add in the chicken breasts and cook on the high setting for 10-12 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.
In a separate bowl, combine the tomato sauce, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and whipping cream.
(I like to use a silicone spatula.
) Pour the tomato sauce mixture over the cooked chicken breasts and cook on high for 4-5 minutes.
Remove baking dish and sprinkle parsley, Mozzarella cheese and sliced olives on top.
Place back in the microwave and cook on high for an additional 3-4 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Serve over the cooked pasta noodles.