Chicken Vermicelli

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Total Time
30 mins
20 mins

This recipe comes from Holly Clegg's Trim and Terrific Freezer Friendly Meals. This actually turned out to be a much lighter version of a family favorite that used a whole stick of butter! Comfort type food that can be made ahead for a quick meal! You can use leftover chicken or purchase a rotisserie chicken from your local deli. The original recipe called for 1/2 cup roasted red peppers which we omitted for family preference. Mushrooms would be a nice addition!

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  1. Break pasta into 3 or 4 inch pieces. Cook according to package directions.
  2. In a large non-stick pot coated with non-stick cooking spray, saute the green pepper, onion and garlic until tender.
  3. Mix in the flour.
  4. Add the tomatoes, milk, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well. stir until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
  5. Lower the heat mix in the green peas, mixing well.
  6. Add the pasta, cheese, chicken. Mix well and heat through. Transfer to a 3 quart baking dish (we used a 9x13) coated with non stick cooking spray.
  7. TO PREPARE AND EAT NOW: Preheat oven to 350°F Bake for 20 minutes. It's ready when it's bubbly.
  8. TO FREEZE: Do not bake before freezing. Cool to room temperature, wrap, label and freeze.
  9. TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING: Remove from freezer to defrost fully. Bake for 30-40 minutes in a 350°F oven which has been preheated.