February 22, 2011
Chicken and Noodles
A few years ago my mom and Darlene were visiting from Tennessee and we popped over to Amish country in Pennsylvania. We often take day trips when they are here and Amish country is one of my favorite places to go! It's quaint, beautiful and you can see a lot of handmade crafts and treasures, including quilts, which I'm particularity fond of.
On this trip we decided to eat at a family style restaurant where you sit with other people and pass dishes just as you would at home. Sadly I don't remember the name of this place, or it's exact location, but they served a chicken and noodle dish that was very satisfying and late last fall (Still working through that backlog!) I decided I wanted to make something similar.
This dish is the very epitome of comfort food. It's simple, quick, hearty and delicious. You can serve it plain or top it with shredded Parmesan, but anyway you have it it's quite enjoyable!
What You'll Need:
1/2 a package of egg noodles, cooked according to package directions
2-3 cups of chicken broth
2 cups of cooked chicken, chopped (Note: A good way to use left over chicken!)
1 cup of half and half
A pinch of sea salt
Finely ground black pepper
1/4 cup of potato flour
Grated Parmesan to top if desired
Cook egg noodles according to package directions and set aside.
In a large pot add chicken broth, chicken, salt and pepper and stir to mix. Bring to a quick boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
Whisk together the half & half and the potato flour until smooth. Pour mixture in to the pot and cook stirring often until the mixtures thickens slightly.
Once mixture is slightly thick stir in noodles and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes before serving. Top with shredded Parmesan if desired.
Notes: You can make additions to this dish, like adding peas and/or carrots. Or how about some sauteed mushrooms? I think some toasted bread crumbs would also be a good addition. This is a very versatile and forgiving dish. There are no wrong answers.
Posted by Dianne at February 22, 2011 12:43 PM
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OH this is Pot Pie. Love Pot Pie!!! My best friend is from York PA and the first time I had Pot Pie was when we were visiting her family and went to the York County Fair in 2001 - two weeks after 9/11. We were all so shocked and needed to get out of DC and a county fair was just what the doctor ordered. My friend picked up some pot pie bows (the egg noodles traditionally used in this dish) and we brought them to her mom, who made a vat of it in a FLASH. And apple pie. Oh, how I crave this. It's SO delicious and I love it more than your traditional crusted pot pie. Yay for Amish food!
Posted by: Melissa at February 23, 2011 12:18 PM
I wasn't sure what it was called, but I loved it! It was so good!
That are would definitely be a good place to think of other things, especially after 9/11. Those weeks after here in the DC area were just eerie!
Posted by: Dianne at February 25, 2011 2:06 PM