May 8, 2020

Employee Spotlight

What's in Your Cabinet?

The kitchen has always been the heart of the home. It’s where kids run after school to grab a snack and start homework, the setting for family meals and game nights and special holiday meals are prepared. American Woodmark has been crafting kitchens for 40 years, so we feel a special connection to your family through the heart of your home.

With many states having stay-at-home orders in place, people are no longer able to head out to their favorite local restaurants for lunch or dinner, so more families are learning to become their own chefs.

Lately, when faced with cooking dinner for our families, a simple question keeps popping up, “What’s in your cabinet?” Many are looking to make comfort foods that will fill the stomachs and souls of their families.

With the help of the soon to be released American Woodmark Employee Cookbook, we’ll be sharing our family’s recipes with your family. Our first featured recipe, a Southwest Chicken Casserole, is from Larry Boyd, a field supervisor in our Atlanta Service Center.

Larry Boyd at home with his Southwest Chicken Casserole

Southwest Chicken Casserole, Larry Boyd

2lbs chicken breast

½ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp cumin

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

1 box Stovetop Cornmeal Stuffing

1 ½ cup hot water

1 can black beans (well drained)

1 can Rotel

10 ¾ oz Cream of Chicken Condensed Soup

1 small can chopped green chilies (well drained)

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (divided)

2 scallions, chopped

1 cup frozen corn (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 13x9 pan with non-stick spray. Place chicken in the bottom of the pan. Combine garlic, cumin, salt and pepper, then sprinkle over chicken. In a bowl, add hot water to corn stuffing and mix until moistened. In another bowl, combine beans, Rotel, soup, chilies, 1 cup of cheese and corn if using. Pour soup mixture over chicken. Evenly spread stuffing on top. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the chicken registered 165 degrees. Sprinkle remaining cheese and scallions and bake 5-10 minutes or until melted.