Creamy Chicken and Noodles Casserole

Certainly! Let’s call it “Easy Creamy Chicken and Noodles Casserole.” Here’s the full recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen chicken breasts (fairly large)
  • 1 32oz container of 50% less sodium chicken broth
  • 1 packet of chicken gravy
  • 1 family-size can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 24 oz pack of Reames frozen noodles
  • 1 10 oz bag of frozen mixed veggies
  • Roughly 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of onion powder
  • A sprinkle of dried parsley

Instructions:

  1. Preparation: Start by placing the frozen chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
  2. Combine Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the 50% less sodium chicken broth, chicken gravy packet, cream of chicken soup, half a stick of butter, frozen noodles, mixed veggies, pepper, onion powder, and a sprinkle of dried parsley.
  3. Mix and Pour: Mix the ingredients in the bowl thoroughly, ensuring the gravy and soup are well combined. Pour the mixture over the frozen chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
  4. Cook on High: Set the slow cooker on high and cook for roughly 5 hours. During this time, the chicken will cook and become tender.
  5. Shred Chicken: After 5 hours, use a fork to shred the cooked chicken directly in the slow cooker. This will allow the shredded chicken to absorb the flavorful broth and sauce.
  6. Add Noodles and Veggies: Add the frozen noodles and mixed veggies to the slow cooker. Continue cooking on high for an additional hour, or until the noodles are done to your liking. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  7. Check for Doneness: Taste the noodles to check if they are cooked to your preferred level of doneness. Adjust the cooking time if needed.
  8. Serve Hot: Once the noodles are done, your Easy Creamy Chicken and Noodles Casserole is ready to be served. Dish it up hot and garnish with additional dried parsley if desired.
  9. Serve with Biscuits: Enjoy this comforting casserole with some warm biscuits on the side.

This quick and easy recipe is perfect for a satisfying family meal, and the leftovers can be enjoyed the next day. Bon appรฉtit! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Certainly! Here are some commonly asked questions and their corresponding answers related to Reames Chicken and Noodles Casserole:

Q1: Can I use fresh chicken instead of frozen chicken breasts? A1: Yes, you can use fresh chicken breasts. Adjust the cooking time accordingly and ensure that the chicken is cooked through and tender before shredding.

Q2: Can I use homemade chicken broth instead of store-bought? A2: Absolutely! Feel free to use homemade chicken broth for a personalized touch. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

Q3: Can I substitute the family-size can of cream of chicken soup with homemade soup? A3: Yes, you can substitute with homemade cream of chicken soup. Ensure it has a similar consistency and adjust the seasoning accordingly.

Q4: Are there alternatives to the frozen mixed veggies? A4: You can customize the vegetable mix based on your preference. Fresh or canned vegetables can be used as well. Just ensure they are added at an appropriate time for cooking.

Q5: Can I cook this recipe on low instead of high in the slow cooker? A5: Yes, you can cook on low for a longer duration, typically 8-10 hours. Adjust the cooking time to your convenience.

Q6: How do I store leftovers, and how long will they stay good? A6: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should stay good for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

Q7: Can I freeze Reames Chicken and Noodles Casserole? A7: Yes, you can freeze the casserole without the noodles for better texture upon reheating. Thaw in the refrigerator and add the noodles before reheating.

Q8: What herbs can I add for extra flavor? A8: You can add herbs like thyme, rosemary, or poultry seasoning for additional flavor. Adjust according to your taste preferences.

Q9: Can I use a different type of noodle or pasta? A9: While Reames frozen noodles are recommended, you can experiment with other noodles or pasta. Adjust the cooking time based on the type of pasta used.

Q10: Can I make this recipe in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop? A10: Yes, you can adapt the recipe for the Instant Pot or stovetop. Adjust cooking times and follow similar steps, ensuring the chicken is cooked through and noodles are tender.

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