Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Chicken Spaghetti

Ok, posting this recipe is mostly for my benefit, because after searching the Internet and all of my recipe books, I could not find the perfect recipe. So I decided to do my own thing. I do not want to forget what I put in it, so I am posting it to my blog. However, if you would like to give it a try, than please feel free. Its very delicious!!!

Chicken Spaghetti

1 box of Spaghetti noodle
5 chicken breast either baked or grilled. I used leftover chicken from grilling.
1 small block of 2% Velveeta
1 can of Cream of Chicken soup
1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
1 small can of Mushrooms
1 stick of butter
1 onion
1 can of chopped black olives
1 package of 2% mozzarella cheese
1 package of 2% cheddar cheese or cheese blend

Boil noodles till tender and then drain.
Melt Velveeta in microwave and then add to both soups mixing well.
Saute onions in butter and then add in mushrooms and black olives and cook until tender.
Mix onion mixture in with soup/cheese mixture and blend well.
In a food processor, chop chicken into fine pieces.
In a large bowl, mix chicken, soup/onion mixture and noodles together. Blend everything well.
In a large casserole dish, put half of the chicken/noodle mixture in dish and then sprinkle 1/2 the package of mozzarella cheese over the top. Then put the remaining chicken/noodle mixture on top. Sprinkle the other half of package of mozzarella cheese on top. Bake for about 30 minutes on 350. Then add cheddar cheese on top of that and bake till cheese is melted.
Serve with a salad!!!

We had this for dinner last night. The funny thing about fixing this dish is that my children frowned about the mushrooms and black olives. My DD refused to eat it and when I told my son he could eat around the mushrooms, his comment was "Mom mushrooms are like Ninjas, they hide out and then pop up when you least expect them". But like the good son he is, he dished himself up a pretty good size plate and went out the door. My DD decided if Bubba was going to be a sport and still eat it, than she would try also. She said it did smell pretty good. Well both kiddos returned with plates empty and with a thumbs up. In our house we have this saying when I make something new "Is it a keeper or a Looser?" Everyone agreed that it defiantly was a keeper. They said they could not even taste the mushrooms or olives. Today, leftovers have all been dished out for lunches and everyone is happy!!!
So give it a try. You will be amazed at how good it is. Remember, you can use low fat soups, cheeses, and butter to make this recipe lower in calories. As for me, I would rather have quality verses quantity, meaning I want sacrifice recipe taste with all low fat and just choose to eat less. Enjoy!!!!

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