Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wonderful Comfort Food

When I was pregnant with Cooper, the one thing I strongly craved during my morning sickness months was comfort food. I wanted chicken and dumplings, fried cornbread and zipper peas. During the last month or so of my pregnancy during a phone conversation with my mother in law, she mentioned cooking chicken and noodles for company. Even though I had never had a taste of her chicken and noodles, I instantly started craving them. When she and my sister in law came to stay with us after Coop was born, I requested she make the chicken and noodles for us, she did and I was hooked. I now make the stuff myself every few months.

This recipe makes a HUGE batch. You can roast your own chicken and make your own egg noodles, or you can cheat and buy a grocery store deli rotisserie chicken and frozen egg noodles like I do. This dish is amped up even more in the comfort food department when served over mashed potatoes.

Heat up chicken broth/stock in a large soup pot and cook noodles in it according to recipe or package directions. This time around, I bought the large, family size bag of frozen noodles, or use 2 small bags. These are found in the frozen pasta section/bread section of the grocery store.

Meanwhile, chop up whole roasted chicken.

When noodles are cooked, add cans of cream of chicken soup and chicken. Simmer until it's all nice and hot. 

Serve over mashed potatoes, to enjoy the full carb load...

(I apologize for crappy pictures, my kitchen has a window, but not the best natural lighting. And I think my husband would look at me like a crazy person if I took our dinner outside to snap a pic before sitting it on the table)

Creamy Chicken and Noodles

7 cups chicken broth or chicken stock
1 large bag of frozen egg noodles or 2 small
3 cans cream of chicken soup
1 chopped up whole roasted chicken

Bring broth to a boil and cook noodles according to package directions.

Meanwhile, chop up whole rotisserie chicken. 

When noodles are finished cooking, stir in cream of chicken soup and chopped chicken.

Continue simmering until nice and hot. 

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