Thanksgiving leftovers creatively dreamed up by Senator Marsha Blackburn: ‘Become a favourite’


Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, is very fond of hosting her family for the holidays and cooking them favorite recipes — and she shared a delicious chicken dish exclusively with Fox News Digital for the holiday season. (SEE THE VIDEO at the top of this article.)

Her chicken bearnaise recipe, she said, “is so easy to make, and that’s because I needed something different for a dish — and I didn’t want a chicken salad. I wanted something pretty and easy to put on. I came up with this dish.”

She added, “And everyone loved it.”

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“It’s just become a favorite with our family and our kids’ friends,” the senator said in a phone interview with Fox News Digital a few days ago.

“And it really tickles me when one of our daughter’s friends says, ‘Oh, I was thinking of you and your mom today, because I made a big plate of chicken bearnaise.'”

Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, loves making favorite recipes at home for her family and friends. She shared her chicken bearnaise recipe with Fox News Digital for this year’s holiday season. “Chopping leftover chicken or turkey is a great way to use [your] leftovers,” she says.
(Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.)

She said her chicken bearnaise recipe also works with leftover turkey.

“A lot of people will now serve chicken instead of turkey” for the Thanksgiving holiday, she said.

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“And so chopping up leftover chicken or turkey is a great way to use up those leftovers — and it tastes completely different.”

“When you put it in puff pastry,” she added, “it’s so wonderful and it serves nicely on the plate. And it gives you that little touch of bread in addition to serving as a container, container.”

She and her family make it a point to share what they are grateful for each year.

And how long has the senator been preparing this delicious recipe?

At least 35, she says.

‘I often do this for Sunday lunch,’ she said, ‘because you need something you can make ahead of time’ – and, after ‘you come home from church’ , the family can enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared meal together, she says.

In her spare time, Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, enjoys cooking for her family and friends, especially during the holidays.

In her spare time, Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, enjoys cooking for her family and friends, especially during the holidays.
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When it comes to the holidays and the topic of gratitude, Senator Blackburn mentioned that she and her family wanted to share what they’re grateful for each year — and what they could have done better, too, he said. she declared.

“During the holidays, we always have subjects for our meals,” she said.

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“We’ll talk about what we’re grateful for, and we’ll also talk about what we did or didn’t accomplish for the year – and what our goals are for next year,” Senator Blackburn said.

“And it’s a way to make sure your family knows where you’re going with your thoughts and your goals – and they’re there to support you in those goals.”

"We'll talk about what we did or didn't do for the year — and what our goals are for next year," Senator Blackburn told Fox News Digital about her special times with her family over the holidays.

“We’ll talk about what we did or didn’t accomplish for the year – and our goals for next year,” Senator Blackburn told Fox News Digital of her special times with her family during vacations.
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It speaks strongly to family ties and connection, she said.

“It’s so important that family members feel comfortable sharing these things” with loved ones, she said.

“To be able to say, ‘It went really well for me – or it went really badly for me. And keep those lines of communication open,” she said.

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Here, Senator Blackburn shares his personal recipe for a delicious holiday treat using leftovers from Thanksgiving or other meals.

It’s a meal in itself, she noted, for the holidays or almost any time of the year.

Senator Blackburn’s Chicken Bearnaise

Ingredients

4 chicken breasts or turkey equivalent

1 can cream of chicken

2 cups sour cream

1 packet Bearnaise sauce mix

1 small red onion chopped

salt and pepper to taste

puff pastry

cranberry sauce

Senator Marsha Blackburn enjoys cooking her family and friends' favorite recipes.  The puff pastry in this dish, she said, "gives you that little touch of bread."

Senator Marsha Blackburn enjoys cooking her family and friends’ favorite recipes. The puff pastry in this dish, she says, “gives you that little touch of bread.”
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Instructions

1. Cut the chicken or turkey into large pieces, neither too big nor too small.

2. Combine in a bowl with the cream of chicken, sour cream, onion and Béarnaise sauce mixture. Add salt, pepper and minced garlic to taste.

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3. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

4. Serve on puff pastry and garnish with cranberry sauce.

To learn more about how this recipe from Senator Marsha Blackburn is made, watch the video at the top of this article, or Click here to access it.


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