Thursday, November 20, 2008
Chicken and Noodles w/Mashed Potatoes
This is definitely a country comfort food. Very simple yet amazingly good. I don't have exact measurements for the most part. Sorry:( It's very easy to make though. I am also not going to include how to make mashed potatoes as I figure most people already know how. The thing I learned from my husbands family is don't skimp on the butter when making them. That's where they get a lot of flavor.
Ok here goes.
In a large pot add 3-4 stalks chopped celery and one large chopped onion. Put in 3-4lbs boneless skinless chicken breast - I used frozen and it still came out just fine. Add plenty of water so that when your chicken is cooked through you still have room to add noodles.
Cook chicken through then take out and shred/chop. Add back to the pot and add in freshly ground pepper and chicken bullion/broth powder/soup base to taste. Bring to a boil and add in noodles. Boil till desired tenderness for noodles.
Make a quick thickening of about 2 tablespoons flour and 1/3 cup water (or a bit more). I like my thickening very thick. Pour slowly into pot of simmer noodles, stirring constantly. This will thicken up almost immediately.
Serve chicken and noodles over top of mashed potatoes. Salt each individual serving with sea salt to taste.
Posted by Amanda Kaake at 2:38 PM