Monday, January 5, 2009

Chicken Spaghetti (Jamie's Favorite)

This is Jamie's favorite thing that I make. It's a variation of a casserole that my mom used to make when I was a kid.

1 package skinless, boneless chicken tenders (or you can use breasts or thighs)
1 package spaghetti noodles
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated

Boil the chicken, then dice into cubes. Cook, drain, and rinse the spaghetti noodles (I let the noodles cook while I cut the chicken). After draining noodles, put them back into the pot and add the cream soups, along with 1 can water. Mix while adding chicken. Once the noodles, cream soups, water, and chicken are all mixed, I put them into a 9x13 dish and top with the cheddar cheese. Then I bake on 325 until the cheese is thoroughly melted. It is usually around 15 minutes or so.

This is a dish that is even better the 2nd day. We always eat the whole thing - sometimes we each have it 3 times before it's all gone.

We had this tonight. It takes about an hour to prepare, so I normally make it on a Sunday afternoon, so we can use it for lunches and dinners during the week. Today I happened to make it home a little early, so I had time to make it on a weeknight.

Elise, you told me tonight that you didn't want any of that stuff that is yucky (in reference to my casserole). I just know that one of these days you are going to like it! When grandma made it for me when I was little, she used to put mushrooms in it. I don't make it that way, because Coach doesn't like mushrooms very much.


Jackie LeFevre said...

I love this Blog. I love to try new recipes. So I am stoked that you are doing this. I have to brag, my "Coach" made homemade chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes last night. We don't make it since it has to be fried, but we saw this on Man vs. food and it was made on a griddle so we tried it, and it was DELISH!!! I can get you the recipe if you would like.

Melanie said...

Sounds great!! My coach loves Chicken Fried Steak too. :)