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Friday, May 29, 2015

Comforting Chicken and Noodles


    Gravy (makes 2 cups)
    1/4 cup butter
    1/4 cup flour
    2 cups chicken stock or broth (stock is usually a little richer)
    1 teas parsley
    1 teas garlic powder
    1 teas salt
    1/2 teas poultry seasoning
    1/4 teas black pepper
    The rest
    8 oz wide noodles, cooked according to the package directions and drained
    1 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
    1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


    In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, making sure there are no lumps. When the mixture starts to bubble, slowly pour in the chicken stock/broth, whisking the entire time. Cook until the mixture boils, allowing it to thicken to your desired consistency. Stir in the seasonings.
    Stir in the cheese and chicken, allowing the cheese to melt.
    Turn off the heat and carefully add the cooked noodles. Make sure all the noodles are coated with the yummy gravy!
    Now serve and enjoy this simple, tasty dish!
    Oh wait, you want the fancier version? Okay, just transfer the chicken and noodles to a baking dish. Melt 2 TBSP of butter and mix with 1/2 cup dry Italian bread crumbs. Sprinkle the topping over the noodles. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the topping is a little crunchy.
    You can't go wrong whichever way you serve it!

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