Club Chicken

Looks like an ad for foil on the other side?

Based on what looks like big red letters that say “-A WRAP,” I’m guessing this was an advertisement for Alcoa Wrap, a competitor of Reynolds since the aluminum foils were introduced in the late 1940s. In 2000, Alcoa actually bought Reynolds, but it subsequently sold its consumer division off to an investor who named the new company Reynolds. So Alcoa still exists, but it’s not in the kitchen foil game anymore.

Compare this 1957 ad from The Saturday Evening Post:

That said, you can thank Alcoa for one of my favorite foil innovations: Reynolds Wrap non-stick foil (called Reynolds Wrap Release at… well, release).

From a box sold in East Moline, Illinois.

Club Chicken

Your turn to have the girls over for a luncheon? This rich, creamy chicken will do you proud!–

1/4 cup butter, margarine, or chicken fat
1/4 cup enriched flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 (14-1/2 oz.) can (1-2/3 cups) evaporated milk
1/2 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons salt

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2-1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
3 cups cooked rice
1 (3 oz.) can (2/3 cup) broiled sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup chopped pimento
1/3 cup chopped green pepper

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1/2 cup slivered blanched almonds, toasted

Melt butter; blend in flour. Gradually add broth, milk, and water; cook over low heat until thick, stirring constantly. Add salt. Add chicken, rice, and vegetables.

Pour into greased 11-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 1-1/2 inch baking dish. Bake in moderate oven (350 deg.) about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with toasted almonds. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

You may use canned chicken broth or 1-1/2 chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in 1 cup hot water.

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