Monday, February 22, 2010

Chicken "Not" Pie

No that's not a typo. It's the name of my new dish which just happens to be chicken pot pie minus the crust. A friend requested some kid friendly dishes and I had just made this the night before. My kids plus Emma's friend who joined us for dinner all loved it. Noah couldn't wait for it to come out of the crock pot with the yummy aromas that filled the house. Then wouldn't you know it, as soon as one sneeks a bite the rest all followed suit. This has to be one of the easiest dishes I have done that everyone really enjoyed. Dan was a little miffed that when he asked if there was anymore I had to say no since I was the one to polish it off for lunch the next day ;) I'd love to hear how your family likes it.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cans of cream of chicken soup, I used reduced fat
2 cans of cream of celery soup, the kids couldn't recognize any celery in it
1 shallot, VERY finely minced, again to conceal from the kiddos, plus it adds such a nice flavor
1 small bag of frozen peas, I use frozen over canned due to their sweetness and less sodium
garlic salt & pepper to taste
1 lb of egg noodles

Cube chicken into bite size pieces and place in crock pot on low. Add all remaining ingredients and keep on low for 4-5 hours. Just before serving boil noodles according to package directions and drain. Scoop noodles into a serving bowl and top with creamy chicken mixture. You can also top with some parmesan or garnish with chives.