This creamy chicken dish is so comforting on a cold night. It is the perfect winter dish. Would be nice to serve at a Christmas buffet. Also, a great one-dish meal....Always feel free to adjust ingrediants to your personal taste.
heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet and add chicken thighs.
brown about 4 minutes on each side. turn off heat. (don't worry if it's under-cooked. it will finish in the cream).
in a med. dutch oven, melt butter until it begins to foam. add onions and cook about four minutes on a little less than med heat, until clear.
add carrot, celery and mushrooms. sautee until soft and the moisture from the mushrooms has begun to evaporate.
add chicken broth and cream to the vegetables in the dutch oven. turn heat up to med-high. get to a nice simmer, but not a boil!
take chicken thighs and cut into bite-size pieces with a knife, or kitchen scissors as i prefer. add to your dutch oven.
dump all but about one tablespoon of your fat/oil from your non-stick skillet. return to about med. heat and add the flour, whisking all the time. after it forms a paste add about 1 tablespoon of either cream or milk. whisk until creamy and then add to your dutch oven mixture. stir well.
add sour cream, peas and corn.
spice the mixture to your taste. i add about half a table spoon of salt and fresh ground pepper. poultry seasoning to taste, lots of parsley, some thyme and maybe a little garlic powder.
add the sherry and the noodles. turn heat to just above low and put a lid on the pot. let simmer about 40 minutes or until the noodles are cooked through. STIR OFTEN to keep from sticking on the bottom. should become nice and thick. add a little more cream to thin it out if you want.
note: if you want it a little thicker, just melt a little butter in your skillet and whisk in some flour. add that to your dutch oven. it just takes a little practice to get to know how thick or thin you like it.