Chicken Noodle Casserole

While I was sorting laundry today, Andrew combined olive oil, peanut butter, and a Costco sized container of cinnamon and put the mixture in coffee filters. When I reminded him that he was not supposed to cook with out a grown up, he said, “I wasn’t cooking, I was making mole traps”. We now have a new house rule! It has been added to our other Andrew specific house rules like: Don’t write on yourself with makeup, especially waterproof mascara. Don’t jump on Mommy when she is asleep. Don’t paint anything with nail polish, even if it is gold and sparkly.

As the evenings cool off, I am beginning to crave comfort food. I was thinking of making chicken noodle soup, but it is hard for my 4 year old to eat soup without making a mess. And after all of the messes he makes between sun up and sun down, I really don’t want to deal with another one. So instead of soup, I decided to combine the ingredients to create a casserole.

Yield: 8 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

10 oz. package noodles (I use brown rice noodles)
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
1 1/2 cups carrots, sliced
1 1/2 cups frozen peas

Sauce Ingredients:

2 cups chicken broth (How to make Chicken broth in a slow cooker)
1/2 cup milk ( I use almond or rice milk)
1/4 cup corn starch
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (DIY poultry seasoning mix)
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

Cook noodles according to the package directions. When you add the noodles to the boiling water, add the sliced carrots too.

While the noodles and carrots are cooking, add all of the sauce ingredients to a medium saucepan. Cook over a medium-low flame and use a whisk to stir continuously until the sauce thickens.

Place the chicken and peas to a casserole dish. Add the drained noodles and carrots. Pour the sauce over the noodle mixture and stir to thoroughly combine.

Place foil over the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.

Comments

  1. I absolutely love the Andrew specific house rules! I am still smiling – after laughing out loud and reading it to my husband. Sounds so much like our house!

    And I love comfort food like this. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Hahahaha!! I have an “Andrew” myself although he’s twice the age. Sometimes I think he’s just building experience with every year.

    I LOVE your chicken noodle casserole…it looks so good especially with these cool nights coming on.

  3. Love the idea of a chicken noodle casserole instead of soup! All the great things in a soup but with pasta and sauce! Love it

  4. This looks really good! Love chicken dishes.
    Pat

  5. Wow, this post made me smile! I had forgotten all the trouble little boys can get into now mine is nearly grown up…and I love those house rules! Your chicken noodle casserole sounds like perfect comfort food. I love a warming soup for dinner, but I sometimes get disappointed faces if I serve soup it for our main meal. This lovely casserole on the other hand, would be very well received! Thank you for sharing it.

  6. Goodness, he is an enterprising and active yound man. Love those house rules and how you made the soup into a (hopefully) less messy dish.

  7. I laughed at the rules and then read them to my husband who also laughed. We have a 2 1/2 year old son who also gets fun rules and the list is quickly growing. We do hide the markers but this post makes me think of other things that need to be hidden :)

  8. luv the humor

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