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My mother made this dish as a special treat for us when I was a kid. It's not fancy, but we sure thought it was wonderful. This recipe is how she made it, but there is plenty of room for your own creativity, tailoring it to suit your family's tastes.
- Roast or stew chicken according to your favorite method. Mom bought one already cooked at the grocery deli.
- Remove meat from chicken and cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes.
- In a skillet, heat the olive oil on medium, and saute the green pepper, onions, and mushrooms until just tender.
- Bring chicken stock to a boil and add noodles, cooking until tender. Do not drain, but leave the noodles in the broth.
- Add chicken and saute mixture to pot of noodles.
- Add peas, olives and pimentos to pot.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- In a 3 quart casserole, ladle 1/2 of chicken/noodle mixture, then sprinkle with 1/2 of cheese. Pour in remaining mixture then top with the rest of the cheese.
- Bake, covered for 45 minutes in a preheated 325 degree oven.
- Uncover and bake for 15 more minutes, until cheese is lightly browned.