chicken spaghetti

mom's chicken spaghetti is delicious. and she made up the recipe all by herself. i am not a recipe-making-up-kinda girl. i wish i was. ah well. that's why i have this blog, so i can post recipes OTHER people give me. so let's get started.

you need a package of chicken strips, spaghetti (or angel hair...that's all we eat at my house, mostly because it cooks faster but also because i love it), 1/2 pint of sour cream, onion, 1 can of cream of chicken soup, and grated cheddar cheese (make sure it's the fancy shredded cheese....that's very important to this recipe). optional: chopped broccoli.

start by boiling the chicken for 30 minutes or until it's no longer pink. while that cools,
cook your spaghetti noodles according to package directions.chop up a little onion,and mix 8 oz. sour cream with 1 can cream of chicken soup. it's a little thick so sometimes i thin it with a small amount of milk.
spread a little bit of the mixture on the bottom of a 9x13 pan. then layer with the cooked spaghetti noodles.
like so:
add your diced onion,
then shred the chicken on top. if you're adding broccoli, do it at this stage as well.pour your soup mixture on top of that.

and spread evenly over the chicken.
i forgot and added the broccoli afterwards. it was okay, but it would've been better under the soup.
i love broccoli. so does noah. that kid gobbles it up like candy. except that he eats this better than candy, so i guess i should say he gobbles it up the way i gobble candy.
then add a layer of grated cheddar cheese.i started dinner late so i popped this in the microwave for 3 minutes to get it warm faster.
then i stuck it in the oven at 350* for 20 minutes.
yum. try it sometime. i think you'll like it.
mom's chicken spaghetti

1 package of chicken
1/2 package of spaghetti noodles (or angel hair)
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz. sour cream
little bit of milk
shredded cheddar cheese
broccoli (optional)

boil chicken for 30 minutes or until no longer pink. shred into pieces. cook spaghetti according to package directions and line bottom of 9x13 pan. add shredded chicken on top of spaghetti, then a little bit of chopped onion. add broccoli if desired. mix cream of chicken and sour cream together. if it's too thick, thin it down with a small amount of milk (less than 1/4 cup). pour it on top of the chicken and onions. then layer on the shredded cheddar cheese. cook at 350* for 30 minutes or until cheese melts and sauce is bubbly. if you're in a hurry, you can speed the process up by warming the whole thing in the microwave for 3 minutes first.


Boquinha said...

That looks so good. Now I'm hungry.

russandkatie said...

all your recipes look so yummy, I can't wait to try this one!!!

Shannon said...

yum! i for sure want to try this!

April said...

I will definitely be trying this one! Looks super good. But stupid question, how do you boil chicken?!

emily said...

april, no questions are stupid! get a package of chicken strips (chicken breast tenderloins), put it in a pot of water, turn it to high until it boils. once it boils, skim off the fat with a spoon (all the white stuff that comes up) and then turn the heat down to medium or a little lower and put a lid on. not completely on, leave it vented for some steam to escape. then let it boil for about 30 minutes, just until it's no longer pink in the middle. watch it though, it'll boil over if you're not careful! when it's cool enough to handle, shred it into the pan. good luck!

Boquinha said...

And if you have a touching-raw-meat aversion like me and J Fo, you can drop them in the crockpot and shred it that way, too.

April said...

I made this for dinner Saturday night! Super yummy! And I'm having leftovers today for lunch! Thanks Emily!