Sunday, June 19, 2016

Easy Chicken and Noodles

    A few weeks ago a coworker had a family situation come up. She was making daily trips to the hospital that had to be physically and emotionally trying at best. Because no matter what's happening in life, there are still those daily chores of laundry, bills, dishes and dinner.
    When I just couldn't shake the thought of what she was dealing with, I picked up an extra package of chicken breast and noodles at the store. I cooked 3 chicken breasts in the slow cooker and added one to some noodles for her and saved the other two breasts for us. I won't forget the surprise and gratitude in her eyes for such a simple act of kindness. This is so easy, you can do it, too

Easy Chicken and Noodles
1-2 cooked chicken breasts, cut in chunks or shredded
5 cups water
5 tsp. chicken base or bouillon
1 - 7 oz. bag Oakland noodles*
2 T. butter
1 T. parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 tsp. celery seed (optional)

Bring 5 cups water to boil and add chicken base and noodles.
Cook for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes per package directions.

Reduce to simmer and add all other ingredients.
Warm for 10 minutes more to combine flavors and heat chicken. 

Serves 4-6.

*Oakland noodles are a brand of Amish type noodles that I get from a local produce shop. They always turn out great.


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