Monday, November 8, 2010

Chicken Wonderful

For my birthday my Mother-in-Law bought me a cookbook created by the ladies at her church. There are some wonderful recipes in there and one of them just happens to be this one, one of her submissions! Don't let the ingredients throw you off - this dish really is delicious. My oldest called it "Gigi's Perfect Chicken". This is definitely not the healthiest dish in the world but it is sure to delight a large group on a cold night. I used the healthy request versions of the soups and only 1/2 stick of butter because that is what I had on hand, work with what you've got. Don't skimp on the pimentos though, they really are a must.

1 12 oz bag Egg Noodles
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Can Tomato Soup, condensed
1 cup shredded velveeta cheese
3 cups diced chicken breast
1 cup celery, finely diced
1 onion, finely diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 stick butter ( I used 1/2)
1 can chicken broth plus one cup water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 2 oz jar pimentos (found by the diced tomatoes)

Cook noodles in chicken broth, diced chicken and water until done, drain. Meanwhile, saute celery, onion and bell pepper in butter over medium heat until soft, about 5-8 minutes. In a large bowl, mix all soups, pimento, drained noodles and chicken, 1/2 cup cheese and sauteed vegetables until well combined.
Pour into a sprayed 9x13 baking dish, top with remaining cheese and bake on 350 until bubbly, about 30 minutes. Serve with a big salad and enjoy!

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