Chicken Heart Attack

Wait a minute, what?
So, you’re telling me that I actually used to publish a post a day on this thing?
What’s it called again? A b… bbbbl… blog? 
I’ve been taking my sweet time settling into my new job and new schedule so I decided it was the perfect time for a quick blog hiatus. I’m slowly making my way back {probably won’t be up to a post a day just yet, but I’m working on it} and I thought the perfect way to jump right back into the swing of things is with a recipe that is TO DIE FOR…
… no literally… you might die after eating it. 
You might die because of the EPIC amount of joy that will be bursting from every pore in your body when you take the first bite. 
You also might die because your arteries decide to shut down all together within the first whiff from the oven. 
Either way… you might die… but it’s TOTALLY worth it!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all about eating healthy. I like to think I live a fairly healthy life with my food choices and pretty high levels of exercise. I like feeling good about the things I put in my body and I think there is definitely something to be said for the phrase “you are what you eat”. HOWEVER. I also think people who live by SUPER strict diets are a little NUTS {and probably much smarter and will live a  longer life than me} because what fun is it to follow a super strict, no sweets, no treats, no indulgences diet day after day? NO FUN AT ALL! And what’s the point of living a life where fun happens once in a blue moon? There isn’t one. I say MORE FUN FOR ALL!
That’s why I think it’s important to treat yourself every now and then. When you think of “treating” yourself you’re probably thinking of going out for ice cream or giving into those nachos at the ball park but I’m referring to something even sweeter. Every now and then you just need an ULTIMATE UNHEALTHY MEAL! Enter the Chicken Heart Attack!

A friend of ours gave us this recipe last fall and we had to try it immediately. This is a brown rice and chicken kind of guy who needs a little something extra every now and then so his taste buds don’t go on strike. I’m not sure if he came up with this on his own, but I’ll pretend that he did because it’s too good to NOT give him full credit. As an additional note to JUST HOW BAD GOOD THIS MEAL IS… on his hand-written instructions for how to assemble the Chicken Heart Attack, the final instruction was to “Say goodbye to your wife, die happy”. Yes. Bring. It. On.
Here’s what you’ll need…

  • 3-4 chicken breasts, cut in half
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • bacon
  • 1 can chip beef {also called dried beef}
  • paprika

Here’s what you’ll do… {PS… all the photos in this blog were taken with my new camera! An early birthday present from the hubs! MUCH improved from my previous POS}

  • Set aside PLENTY OF TIME for this recipe. Z and I didn’t realize that it had to cook for 3 hours until we were done putting it all together. Needless to say our 10:00 meal was WELL WORTH THE WAIT but it would have been nice to eat when we weren’t falling asleep.
  • Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
  • Cover the bottom of a casserole dish with the full can of chip beef.
  • Wrap the chicken breast halves in bacon {you’ll probably have bacon left over so you can double up or save the rest for the next morning’s breakfast}.
  • Lay the bacon-wrapped chicken on top of the chip beef. {are your arteries closing?}

  • Mix 1 cup of sour cream with 1 can of cream of mushroom soup until fully combined. 
  • Pour cream mixture over chicken and beef. {pain in your left arm?}
  • Sprinkle generously with paprika.
  • Bake for 3 hours or until you can’t resist the mouthwatering smell coming from your kitchen. 
  • Enjoy, savor, devour, you know the drill!
  • Oh yes, and as the instructions read… kiss your loved ones goodbye and die happy.

The best part are all the delicious left overs. Now your heart attack can last through dinner to the next day’s lunch!

Until next time…
Do you have a guilty pleasure recipe that you’d risk having a heart attack for because it’s JUSY THAT GOOD? Please share! 🙂

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