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Creamy Chicken & Noodle Casserole


Prep Time: about 1 hour
(can be made 1 day ahead of bake time)
Bake Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: about 1 Hour
Makes: 6 servings

We did make this one. I would try it again. Delicious!

Found by: Bob Sibley, 2-7-2004



1 pound skinless boneless chicken breast halves
1 1/2 cups (about) water
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
1/3 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups low-fat (1%) milk
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
8 ounces spinach fettuccine
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
3/4 cup coarse breadcrumbs
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese



1. Combine chicken, 1 cup water, garlic and bay leaf in large saucepan.

2. Cover and simmer just until chicken is cooked through, turning once, about 15 minutes.

3. Transfer chicken to plate; cool. Shred chicken. Pour cooking liquid into measuring cup, adding more water to measure 1 cup if necessary. Reserve cooking liquid.

4. Whisk flour and cornstarch in heavy large saucepan. Add 1 cup milk; whisk until smooth. Stir in 1 cup milk, tarragon, salt, nutmeg and reserved 1 cup chicken cooking liquid.

5. Stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and boils, about 5 minutes. Add wine; stir until mixture is very thick, about 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.

6. Stir in shredded chicken and spinach. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

7. Reheat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, before continuing.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

8. Oil 11 x 7 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Cook fettuccine in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain. Return to pot.

9. Add mushrooms and chicken mixture; toss. Season with salt and pepper.

10. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Heat oil in small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

11. Add breadcrumbs; stir 1 minute. Sprinkle over casserole.

12. Bake until casserole bubbles and breadcrumbs are golden, about 20 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

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