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Jan 16, 2011 12:09 PM

Ground chicken nighmare. Please send in immediate troops.

We unpacked the grocies. I'd seen Mr. toss somthing into the freezer, fast and kinda sneaky. I just figured he spent too much on one partiular cut of mean and I wasn't into the almost-poitive fight that would've ensued. Imagine my suprise, two lbs of ground chicken frozen >
Well yay him!! I do know that it's a versatile flavor and that it will work with any recipe calling for ground meat. That's the good part; the bad part is I don't like that stuff. Here's what I've got on hand; we're at a stalemate 'cause I'm pissed now , the game is on Nobody's going to the store
Pastas/Any kind, dressed
Ripe Pears
Vidalia onion confit
Thai Green curry sauce
any spice you could name

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  1. my condolences, I don't like chicken at all, but ...... I'd try the green curry paste and the onion confit, rice cooked with any herb or more green curry, add some peanuts or cashews and any frozen vegs you might have... and I'd even add the pears at the end (just made a great green curry with mangoes and green apples). Maybe serve it with buttermilk cornbread? I realize this sounds like mixing lots of stuff but I've done far worse and it came out OK.

    OR: order pizza delivered and tell him to deal with the chicken when his family comes over.....

    1. Ground chicken certainly isn't my favourite, either, but it's what you have to work with! So, I would make homemade ravioli stuffed with chicken mousse (using a bit of your buttermilk) served with a saffron cream sauce or simple browned butter sauce. Great with your onion confit. As ground chicken is bland perhaps add some green cardamom and mahleb in the filling would be delicious.

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      1. re: chefathome

        Very nice idea, chefathome. I'm going to copy and bookmark for future reference; I'd like to try this on a day when I have more time. Thanks.

      2. Thai lettuce wraps
        Cannelloni with bechamel sauce
        Yes it's a bit dryer than turkey, but takes on flavors nicely. Herbs and spices don't get lost, and its low in fat.

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        1. re: chef chicklet

          As Chicklet stated you have the ingredients for Thai Laab. The most common form of Laab uses ground chicken, Dried crushed chiles, mint lemon grass(maybe you have maybe not), Vietnamese fish sauce, green thai curry sauce lettuce to roll up the cooked mixture, like a Tamale corn husk wrapper, only diff. is eat the whole thing.

          1. re: ospreycove

            Heading straight for the laab idea. I always do keep a variety of spices and herbs around and as a matter of fact have the mint and lemongrass on hand, as well as a bunch of romaine that needs using, and some chopped peanuts. Great ideas all the way down the line.

              1. re: ette

                Love pad gra prow - i usually do it with pork but chicken would be fine too. and laap is one of my favorite dishes! you might even thank him in the end... if you've got david thompson's thai food book, i recall there being a lot of recipes that use minced chicken in there.

        2. Here's what I'd do, even if I had to go to the store. Ground chicken is so expensive compared to whole meat, so I don't do these often, but I think they're special.

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          1. re: blue room

            those look absolutely delicious. thanks!

              1. re: blue room

                Man oh man, do these sound good; another for the file and for work too.

              2. Hey, it's in the freezer, right? It's not like the clock is ticking while you wait for inspiration to strike.

                I've heard good things about the Mar-a-Lago turkey burger. Bet that would work.

                But I'd go with laab, as chef chicklet suggested. Match it up with some sweet rice and a green papaya salad (easy peasy if you buy the green papaya already shredded at the Asian market) and you've got yourself a fine meal!

                Eating well is the best revenge...

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                1. re: alanbarnes

                  Here's the link. LOVE them.


                  And as you say, they're frozen. What's the big deal? Find something else to fight about :)

                  1. re: alanbarnes

                    No, I didn't say it was frozen; I said he tossed it in the freezer whereupon I retrieved it to see what I was going to do with the two pounds of ground round I'd asked him to bring home. So yeah, the clock was ticking a little inasmuch as we were both absolutely done for the day after an out of town weekend necessitated by a medical emergency. Thanks for the Mara-a-Lago idea; another good one.

                    1. re: mamachef

                      Ah, now I understand. Hope the laab is/was delicious!