50's Style Creamed Chicken

"Got this from A Man, A Can, A Plan cookbook. Super easy. We generally add more onions (have used as much as 2 cups) and caramelize them because we love onions and feel like it gives the dish more flavor that way. We also add extra seasonings as cream of mushroom soup is a little bland for us. My favorite is garlic and italian seasoning added while cooking the onion."
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  • 10 ounces canned chicken breast meat, drained and flaked
  • 11 ounces reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup
  • 6 ounces sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 12 ounces No Yolks egg noodle substitute, cooked per package directions
  • 12 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup nonfat sour cream


  • Cook the onion in the oil in a large skillet over medium heat till tender. (Can caramelize if preferred just keep in mind it will add to the cooking time).
  • Dump in chicken and stir. Cook for one minute.
  • Stir in the soup and mushrooms. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the sour cream over low heat. Heat through and serve over the cooked noodles.

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  1. One of my favorites, from same cookbook. Stopped using Cream of Mushroom soup quite a while ago. I use Cream of Celery or Cream of Chicken. Still use chopped mushrooms though. Also add extra onions as well as fennel seeds and a dash of garlic powder. Although I've made this recipe often over 20 years, only recently began using elbow macaroni and now I think I prefer macaroni (my bag of egg noodles was ripped and stale).
  2. I tried this with egg noodles and also over toasted hamburger buns. I liked it a lot better over the buns.
  3. I had never used canned chicken before today. This was the easiest dish to make. Used steam fried noodles because I didn't have egg noodles but egg noodles would've been better. Did exactly the recipe, used a full onion though, cream of wild mushroom soup, and I added some peas and a few cracks of pepper. Added a little bit of milk to the soup too so it would simmer better. Was a really good basic recipe. Will play with adding more vegetables next time. Kids loved it.



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