You know what I have been excited about, though? Cooking. I've been scouring Pinterest for some new, family-frinedly, comfort food recipes. Maybe that's because it's been really cold here this week (as I type this, I'm watching it snow!). Maybe it's just because I've been in a rut with cooking lately and have finally gotten so bored that I just had to branch out a little. Perhaps, it's a bit of all of that.
Whatever it is, I have a whole menu of new recipes to try this week and if the first one is any indication of how they will go, it's going to be one super yummy week!
After seeing a couple different versions of this on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it, so I combined two different recipes, made a few adjustments, and had one easy, delicious dinner! It takes a little prep to chop the chicken and veggies, but then, it is super easy and quick. It's also perfect for a cold winter evening!
Creamy Chicken and Noodles
-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite sized pieces)
-3/4 cup carrots, chopped
-3/4 cup celery, chopped
-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 TBSP minced garlic
-1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
-1 soup can of milk
2 cups chicken broth
-1/2 TBSP dried parsley
-1/2 TBSP dried thyme
-1/2 pound dry fettuccine noodles
-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
Step 1: In a large pot (I used a 5 qt. non-stick), heat a little bit of olive oil. Sauté the vegetables and minced garlic for about 3-5 minutes.
Step 2: Add the chicken and continue to sauté until the chicken is no longer pink on the outside. (It doesn't have to be cooked through because it will continue to cook.)
Step 3: Add the soup, milk, broth, dry pasta, and seasonings. (Add salt and pepper to taste).
Step 4: Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn the heat to low. Let it simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes.
Step 5: Just before serving, stir in the shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.
That's it! You will have a pot full of creamy deliciousness.
This one was a big hit with my family. My hubby took one bite and said, "This is good!" Even the picky kiddos ate it up! It's almost like a deconstructed chicken pot pie.
I hope your family will enjoy it, too!