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Original recipe yields 4 servings
PROS: It is a great meal to make if you need to feed someone in a major hurry. Very simple and quick and the pasta will fill an empty stomach. CONS: Absolutely flavorless and boring. Don't expect rave reviews from your family unless maybe they're toddlers. FIXES: I followed this same recipe adding Campbells Cream of Chicken soup instead of the Cream of Mushroom. By far more flavor and it smells great in the oven. I added a cup of frozen sweetpeas and a cup of frozen carrots to the mix for color and I would suggest even frozen green beans as well. You could use frozen broccoli florets too. All of this ads taste, color and nutrition. I added a little johnnys seasoning salt for taste which also gives a great golden color to many recipes. Johnnys is the best! some buttered bread crumbs on the top of the casserole baked to a golden brown during the last 10 min. of the cooking time and the recipe is now a HIT!
I enjoyed this meal! I did make a few additions: sauteed chopped onions in garlic. When onions were soft, added frozen peas, mushrooms and chicken chunks and sauteed in mixture of thyme, parsley, red crushed peppers, salt & pepper. Then I added cream of chicken (low salt) with 1/2 can milk & 1/2 can water. Let boil on low heat. I then added grated parmesan cheese (enough to thicken sauce as your liking). Meanwhile, cooked pasta separately and added to mixture after pasta was al dente. Continued to cook on low heat for additional 10 minutes. Yum!
I don't know what I did to this recipe, but it was the best chicken and noodles I've ever had! I used Valley fresh white chicken in the pouch and Amish extra thick noodles. I added one stalk of sliced celery and one carrot shredded with my Thai shredder. Also about a quarter of a cup of frozen chopped onion into the mix as well as a goodly dusting of poultry seasoning probably about 1/8th of a teaspoon up to a 1/4 I'd guess. other then that I think I followed the recipe. I also may have cut down the milk and just used enough to make the soup creamy and mix well. used parmesean and the kraft four cheese Mexican on top cause that's what I had. Man was this good! I shared my lunch at work and my friend who comes from Amish country said this was the best chicken and noodles she ever tasted. It's a keeper and sooooooo easy! It was about 40 minutes start to finish for me. YUM!