Chicken Noodle No Soup
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Chicken Noodle No Soup

Have you ever thought to yourself I would love the comfort of chicken noodle soup, but you’re just not in the soup mood?  Well, I have the perfect thing for you, Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet, or as I loving call it Chicken Noodle No Soup! (Visions of Seinfeld “No soup for you!” come to mind.)  It has all the flavors and comfort of a chicken noodle soup but is a creamy pasta instead. This is perfect if you’re like me and can’t wrap your head around a soup for dinner when it’s a hot summer night. Not the mention, this recipe is quick and easy!     

The first thing I always do is get all my ingredients prepped and measured out. The last ingredient read: “1 ½ cups of cooked and shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works well here).” My husband HATES rotisserie chicken! I’m not sure if it’s the flavor, or just the idea of the chicken hanging out all day in the grocery store that gets to him, but if I want him to eat it, I cannot put this in there. The only other way I know to get shredded chicken is to cook it in a crockpot all day. It’s already 6:00 pm so we are past that point.  So, I improvised here. I took two boneless, skinless, chicken breasts cut it up into chunks, added salt and pepper, and cooked it in a skillet with some olive oil. Now I had all the ingredients I needed. 

The first step was to cook the veggies until they were soft in the melted butter, no problem. Then add the flour to the veggies until thick, this went well too. The next step is one that I consistently struggle with, “slowly whisk in the chicken broth and cream.” Ugh, not again!

I did this step gradually by adding a little, whisking it, then repeating until I added the 2 cups of liquid in total. I know what you’re thinking because I had the same thought, this sounds (and looked in my case) very soup-like. At this point, I thought I for sure messed up. Surprisingly, my husband walked by at this same time and commented, “Whatever you’re cooking smells delicious.” This NEVER happens! So, with the encouragement and with the security of knowing it was still early enough to order a pizza if I had, I continued.

I added the egg noodles to the very soup-like mixture and let cook for 7 minutes like the recipe said. It was getting better but still had more liquid then I would’ve anticipated. I allowed it to continue to cook for a few more minutes in hopes that some of that liquid would evaporate. To my surprise, it actually did! I put my cell phone with the Fox’s Pizza phone number at the ready away, added my cooked chicken, and put it into bowls. 

It tasted exactly how you think it would, broccoli cheddar soup. Just kidding, chicken noodle soup only without the broth-y base! It was very tasty, smelled terrific, and was even husband approved! I’ll be adding this one to my successful recipes!

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