1 hr 25 mins
Truly original recipe with chicken seasoned and sauteed, egg noodles boiled in seasoned chicken broth, peas, bacon and bacon cracker crumbs make this recipe different from all the rest. While there are a lot of steps and ingredients don't let that scare you. It's worth the extra effort. Just made this for family dinner and everyone took left overs home. The only reason there were left overs was I doubled the recipe.
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- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 8 ounces egg noodles
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can organic peas
- 3/4 small sweet onion
- 2 stalks celery
- 3/4 cup club cracker crumb
- 4 bacon
- 14 1/2 ounces cream of chicken soup
- 14 1/2 ounces cream of mushroom soup
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 (8 ounce) package monterey jack cheese
- 1 (32 ounce) carton organic free range fat free chicken broth
- 1 (16 ounce) can organic chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 2 tablespoons bacon grease
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons crushed rosemary
- 5 tablespoons everglades seasoning salt
- 2 tablespoons pre-minced garlic, from a jar
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- 1Finely dice onion and celery and set aside.
- 2In a shallow dish mix the onion powder, crushed rosemary, Everglades seasoned salt (Or Emeril's if you can't find Everglades), paprika, white pepper, chili powder and thyme and mix together well.
- 3Dredge the chicken breast through all the seasonings making sure to cover the entire piece of chicken.
- 4In a large deep pan with lid add olive oil, margarine and the minced garlic from a jar and heat on high just until small bubbles form.
- 5Place chicken breast in pan.
- 6Add the diced onion and diced celery immediately after putting the chicken inches Just make room around the pieces of chicken.
- 7With the heat still on high sear the chicken turning once.
- 8Once chicken is browned on all sides add the.
- 9box chicken broth.
- 10Lower heat between medium and low or just until the broth is boiling but not a roiling boil.
- 11While you cook the chicken cut the bacon into bite size pieces then brown and set aside on a piece of paper towel to drain.
- 12Take the bacon grease (hopefully it will add up to 2 TBLS but if not just add some extra bacon grease).
- 13Crumble the Club Crackers into the bacon grease making sure the pieces are crumbled very very small.
- 14Mix all the cracker crumbs until they are all saturated with the bacon grease and set aside.
- 15Once the chicken is done sit on a plate cover with foil and put in refrigerator to cool and stay moist.
- 16In a large pot add the water that the chicken sauteed in and the extra can of chicken broth and bring to a boil.
- 17Add egg noodles and cook to package direction usually around 9-11 minutes -- shoot for the lower number since the noodles will cook longer in the oven SAVE LIQUID and the diced onion and celery.
- 18Once cooked place noodles in 9 X 13 inch glass dish.
- 19Add can of peas.
- 20In a large bowl add the cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, milk and 1 cup of the broth from the egg noodles and mix well. It may seem watery but the noodles soak up some of the liquid and you don't want the casserole to be dry.
- 21Using a colander drain the liquid and keep the onions and celery.
- 22Dice up the chicken in small bite size pieces and add to the dish with the noodles and peas.
- 23Add the cream sauce and the celery and onion and bacon pieces and mix very well.
- 24Shred whole block of Monterey Jack Cheese and sprinkle over top.
- 25Add cracker crumbs over the top.
- 26Bake at 350 degrees until the crackers start to turn a golden brown and the casserole is bubbling.
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Nutritional Facts for An Unusual Take on Chicken Noodle Casserole
Serving Size: 1 (417 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 647.5
- Calories from Fat 326
- Total Fat 36.2 g
- Saturated Fat 14.9 g
- Cholesterol 107.7 mg
- Sodium 1252.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 50.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
- Sugars 6.6 g
- Protein 30.2 g
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organic free range fat free chicken broth