Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chicken Spaghetti

I am almost done with the Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook.  It has been a fun and yummy cookbook to cook through.  Her Blog has even more yummy recipes and I have been using alot of those as well.  Since I have just about finished her cookbook, I am wondering what cookbook to use next...suggestions???

Sunday night I made her Chicken Spaghetti.  It was very easy, full of flavor, and the hubster ate seconds, thirds, and repeated the next day for lunch.  Gabriel though wasn't having it.  Don't know why but he wasn't.  The following is the recipe from the cookbook.  Things with * by them are my suggestions for when I make this again.  Enjoy!!

Chicken Spaghetti - The Pioneer Woman Cooks
-1 cut up fry chicken *next time I will buy a already cooked chicken from the deli...something about the bones, smell of it boiling, just not for me...plus will save time*
-1 lb. thin spaghetti, broken into 2inch pieces *I just broke my noodles in half*
-1 4oz jar diced pimientos *I left out b/c neither my hubby or I care for them*
-1 small onion
-1/4 cup of diced green bell pepper *hubster said leave out. I say no but if cut into strips easier to pick out for non bell pepper likers*
-2 cans of cream of mushroom soup *low sodium IMO*
-2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
*hubster said more cheese is needed...he likes to live on the wild side with cheese*
-1 tsp. seasoned salt aka Lawry's
-Fresh ground black pepper
-1/8-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper to taste *1/4 used*

-Bake oven to 350 degrees
-Chicken into pot, cover with water, bring to boil, then simmer till chicken is done, about 25 minutes
-Remove chicken from water and set aside to cool *or you will lose all finger prints like me*
-Remove 2 cups of broth from pot and set aside
-Bring remaining broth back to boil, add noodles, cook till al dente.
-Drain spaghetti, discard cooking liquid, set aside, now remove chicken from bone, shred or cut into bite size/chunks.  Drain pimientos
-Dice the onion and bell pepper.
-Place cooked noodles in large bowl, add mushroom soup, add 2 cups of cheese
-Then add the onion, green pepper, pimiento, and then all the seasoning.
-Finally add chicken and broth
-Stir till well combined, taste to check the seasonings
-Pour into deep baking pan, top with remaining cheese, and bake for 35-45 minutes.

**Well Blogger is being a poo and won't let me upload a picture right now.  Will come back soon with my chicken spaghetti picture.  However PW takes way better food pictures than I, so use hers as an example!!

1 comment:

  1. I love chicken spaghetti! I have a super easy recipe that Philip and the guys just love. Not easy on the waistline though so I try to limit the number of times we eat it.


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