In this day and age of rushing from one place to another, busy moms and dads have little
opportunity to prepare a family dinner that everybody will enjoy. There is also that occasional
potluck dinner that leaves you little time for preparation. This is a quick dish to throw together
for a nice family dinner on the fly, a potluck supper or a Sunday dinner that's sure to impress.
The shopping list will contain three or four boneless, skinless chicken breasts, a one pound
package of medium egg noodles, two cans of cream of chicken soup, one can of cream of
mushroom soup, one can of whole kernel corn, an eight-ounce package shredded cheddar cheese
and if you want, a can of french-fried onions. Is this a long list of ingredients? Maybe, but this
list doesn't contain anything too scary.
Partially frozen chicken breasts are easier to cube. There is little sliding and smashing of the
actual meat. Begin by cubing the chicken and placing it in a hot skillet with about a tablespoon
of oil or butter and cover. If you choose, season the chicken with Mrs. Dash to lend flavor to the
chicken without adding salt. While the chicken cooks, follow the directions for the egg noodles
on the package. If possible, use a pan that can go from stove-top to the oven for the noodles and
save yourself a dish and time.
As soon as the chicken and noodles are cooked thoroughly, drain the noodles and return them to
their pan or a 13 x 9 casserole dish. Carefully toss together the noodles and chicken in this pan.
Next, open the soups and mix them into the chicken noodle concoction. An option at this point
is whether to add the french fried onions now or later. If your family doesn't mind the onions,
add a few according to your tastes. You can use as many or a little as you choose. A last step
for preparation, open the corn, drain, add and gently stir so as to not crush the kernels.
Finally, if your family prone to picking items out, sprinkle the onions on top and then sprinkle
with the cheese. Place the entire dish into a preheated 350 degree oven and warm for fifteen
minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve with French bread from the grocer's bakery or quick
biscuits picked up in the grocer's fridge.
Sounds yummy? Give it a try tonight. Impress your family and friends with this delicious, easy
and almost one pan supper.