Deputy Handsome has made it clear to me on multiple occasions that he could eat chicken and Rice-A-Roni every day of the week and be perfectly happy. As pleased as I am to indulge him every once in a while, my palate craves more variety. But one dish we can both agree on is the Tex Mex Chicken and Rice casserole from the new Better Homes & Garden cookbook (the red and white checkered one. your mom or grandmother probably has one of the early editions. I got my newer one at Costco a few years back). It is a cinch to make with precooked chicken from your crockpot!
Other favorite make-ahead uses for the chicken I cooked yesterday are Rachel Ray's Buffalo BBQ Casserole with Corn Bread (I leave out the blue cheese) and also chicken pot pie!! I guess if Deputy Handsome wanted some variety, his second choice in life is chicken pot pie so I have experimented with a lot of different variations and our favorite one is based off Kenny Shopsin's version from his book "Eat Me." Here is the recipe as I make it: