Archive for April, 2009
Here’s the ingredients.. very simple. Salt, Pepper, eggs, Chicken broth, Chicken (on the bone or off) chicken gravy & flour
(I forgot to photograph the milk & the Carrots)
Fill the pan with about 5 cups of water and
Box of Chicken Stock
Doesn’t look like much right now.. but it will be good I promise.. Put the chicken in to cook.
Now it’s time to make the noodles..
2 eggs + 2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of Salt
I then added about 1/4 cup of water.. You are suppose to add milk.. but I didn’t have enough
Water didn’t effect the flavor of my noodles either..
So this is what the dough looks like when it’s mixed together. It might be a bit sticky.. but not gooey–
If that makes sense..
Get your counter-top ready, because it’s time to roll some noodles
Flour your work surface
Get your dough.. out and ready to work
I flatten the ball a little bit with my hands and put a bit more flour on it..
Roll out the dough ( I like using a french rolling pin)
Once it is about 1/4 of an inch thick, take out your pizza cutter and make strips. I make mine firs
horizontally and then vertically.
I like my noodles about 1″ long.. you can make yours however short or long you’d like.
I scooch (is that a word?) them all together, and then add a little flour so they don’t stick together.
Then I pick them up and disperse the flour even more. Now.. some people like to dry their noodles before
they cook them. I don’t.. I throw them in just like they are.. covered in flour and yummy.
Some one tell this kid a watched pot never cooks..
Once the chicken is done take it out..
Now it’s time to shred it.. I’m going to let you in on a little secret.. I can’t shred chicken on the bone.
It freaks me out and grosses me out a little bit. But child #1 doesn’t mind So we make her do it..
And there will be no photos of the bones and the chicken… so just imagine it if you will…
While the chicken is being shred, I add the noodles to the chicken broth
#4 & #5 love to stir the pot (literally and figuratively)
Let the noodles boil for 5-10 minutes. They should be firm and really good when they are done.
Remember that chicken gravy? You need about 2 packages (unless you buy it in the convenient economy
size like I do) + 1/2 cup of flour and about 1/2 cup of milk. Mix these together.
It should be thick like pancake batter.
Pour it in your boiling noodles and chicken, and stir.
It will look like this when done.. It’s ready to serve now, unless you are like me, and need to take this
to a potluck, or need it for dinner later.
I pour it all into my crock pot…. and turn it on HIGH
I also cut up 2 carrots and put them in the crock pot now. IF you were going to serve this
straight from your stove, you’d want to put this in with the chicken. I didn’t want them to be mushy..
in the crock pot. OR no carrots.. if you don’t want them. I like to pretend this is a healthy meal, and the carrots help.
Here’s what they look like done.. UMM.. Now you can eat them like this..
Or you can eat them how my family eats them.
Before you look at the next photo.. you should know this is how my
mother taught me to eat chicken and noodles.. It’s not my fault..
Yes, those are mashed potatoes… and on a cold winter day it will make you feel happy.
Chicken & Noodles
3 Chicken Breasts (on or off the bone)
1 box of chicken stock
2 pkgs chicken gravy or 1/2 cup
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups of flour