8 ounces of cooked noodles (I use Extra Broad No Yolk Egg noodles)
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed (I just use about 3 to 4 chicken breasts)
2 cups chicken broth (I use Pacific Organic Chicken broth)
1 cup milk (I use
2 tsp salt (I use sea salt)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup butter (1 stick) (I use Horizon Organic)
1/3 cup flour (We use King Arthur
unbleached but any flour will do)
1/3 cup grated parmesan (Horizon Organic in a bag (WF) or buy a block
of parmesan cheese and put in a blender)
Sprinkle some garlic salt over thawed chicken breasts. Cook the chicken
breasts. You can either cook in a
skillet with about a TB of oil, or place in a 9×13 baking dish in the oven. If
cooking in the oven, I pour about a cup or so of chicken broth over them and
cook for about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt 1 stick of butter in a saucepan. Add the flour to make a roux (make it
thicker) and stir till smooth. Slowly
add the chicken broth (2 cups) and milk (1 cup). Stir till thickened. * Add the salt, pepper and garlic powder.
When chicken has about 25 minutes left to cook, start boiling water for the
egg noodles. You’ll have to cook them
about 8-10 minutes.
When chicken is done, take out and cut into chunks. I drain the broth from the dish and clean it
out, then use for the casserole. Be
careful. It will be hot.
Combine sauce, chicken and noodles in non-greased 9×13 casserole dish.
Sprinkle parmesan on top (optional) and bake in pre-heated 375 degree oven for
Sometimes I add cooked peas to this, or you could add carrots
too. Kids really like this dish. My son is really picky, and he
Other options: There are lots of
things you can do with this recipe. The
original recipe called for a can of mushrooms, but I omitted it b/c we don’t
like mushrooms. I have added some
seasoned bread crumbs mixed with a TB of melted butter to the top when adding
the parmesan cheese. I think this is
good, but my son freaked out b/c I changed the recipe and he didn’t like the
“crunchiness.” You could add fresh
minced garlic to it or broccoli. Be creative and add whatever your family
Have someone else do the dishes this night! 🙂
You can easily make this gluten free by using gluten free noodles, but I’ve not been successful with dairy free.
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