This recipe came from the Rachael Ray show. Now, sometimes the recipes are good and sometimes, the recipes are not so tasty. This one, however I think was pretty good. I think the cream of mushroom is better than the canned soup, but that's my opinion. I am not above using the canned stuff, but sometimes, it's not what I want. I have adapted this to my taste and the things I keep on hand.
- 1 lb egg noodles
- 4 tablespoons oil, divided
- 1 1⁄2 lbs chicken breasts (or chicken tenders, cut into bite-size pieces)
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1 lb mushroom (large ones cut in quarters small ones cut in half)
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 cups chicken stock, divided
- 1⁄2 cup cream or 1⁄2 cup half-and-half
- 1 -2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- chives, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup chopped parsley
- Cook the noodles in salted water according to package directions.
- While the water is coming up to a boil, preheat a large skillet over high heat with oil, about 2 tablespoons.
- Add the chicken, spreading it out in an even layer, and season with salt and pepper.
- Cook 3 minutes on each side.
- In another large preheated skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and add the mushrooms.
- Cook until tender, stirring occasionally.
- Once the mushrooms have browned up, season them with salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the mushroom skillet, then add the flour.
- Cook for 1 minute and whisk in 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, the heavy cream and Dijon mustard.
- While the mushroom skillet is coming up to a bubble, add remaining 1/2 cup chicken stock to the skillet with the chicken and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to loosen up the browned bits on the bottom of the skillet.
- Transfer chicken and the liquid to the skillet with the mushrooms.
- Stir to combine, and cook about 1 minute more, or until thick.
- Drain and then return the noodles to the pot and add the 2 tablespoons of butter a little salt, pepper, chives, and parsley and stir to melt the butter.
- To serve, divide the noodles between 4 serving plates, spoon the chicken and mushrooms over the noodles and garnish with chives.