Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Chinese Noodle Casserole


Last night we had a pot-luck to go to and I decided to make this casserole because it goes well with most other dishes and it’s quick and easy. This is another recipe from my Mom. The Chinese noodles are the kind you don’t cook. The few handfuls you stir into the recipe will soften as though they are cooked, but the ones on top stay crispy.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 can sliced mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup frozen peas or broccoli
2 cups roasted chicken, diced
Chinese noodles (crispy kind)

Sauté onion, celery and mushrooms in large frying pan until tender. Add 1 can cream of mushroom soup mixed with 1/2 cup water. Add 1 cup frozen peas or cut up broccoli and simmer 5 min. Add chicken, and two handfuls of Chinese noodles. Put in casserole dish and cover with Chinese noodles. Bake at 350 F for 30 min.
A great time-saving tip is to roast a large chicken or pick up a few rotisserie chickens. Cut them up and freeze them in 2 cup containers or bags. I find having cooked chicken in the freezer is a big help for quick dinners in the future.

13 comments:

  1. I love Chinese food and will be making this soon. Thanks Anneliese..

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  2. This is a dish we used to enjoy...and I had long forgotten about. I have it on a recipe card from my sis-in-law...without the frozen peas...and topped with crushed potato chips and cheese. I'm trying it again soon!

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  3. Oh I'm making this for dinner. Last week we had chinese food which seemed to go over well with the wee one. I only have the long farkay noodles though. . .I think I'll improvise, since I have the rest of the ingredients.

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  4. Sometimes the best meals are the 'simple' one dish meals. This looks good. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This is my kind of recipe for those nights you need a quick supper idea. I have done the chicken in the little bags too and it is a great time (stress) saver. We really like those crispy noodles. Kathy

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  6. ha! this was one of the only 3 meals I knew how to make when we got married! (don't worry, I could bake. i thought we'd subsist on cookies or jonathan would cook) thanks for posting it... we haven't eaten it since I think I got sick of it 3 years ago...

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  7. This is such a classic recipe from my growing up days! And so delicious! I think I'll see if I can find some Chinese noodles in town ...

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  8. Yum! Oh my goodness, my hubby will love this. this is a great recipe. I can't believe you just posted this, hubby was just saying that this is one of his favorite meals. thanks!
    Debbie

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  9. This is almost exactly like my recipe, only I also add
    1 can chicken noodle soup
    3 Tbspn of Soya Sauce also

    everything else is the same!

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  10. I made this tonight and it was FABULOUS! Thank you so much for posting this recipe!

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