Chicken Spaghetti Recipe – The Pioneer Woman
the solid of characters: 1 “chopped fryer” (mainly, a hen minimize up into items); wonderful spaghetti, mushroom cream; onion; inexperienced pepper; sizzling peppers, sharp cheddar cheese, lawry’s seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper. That is fundamental stuff, people!
First, fill a pot with water…
and put it on the range to boil.
Rinse hen nicely beneath chilly water…
piece by piece.
Set the hen apart and wash your palms with cleaning soap so you do not get salmonella poisoning.
I am not likely a hand washing maniac till I get to the kitchen… after which I am a freak.
throw the hen into the pot…
and produce to a boil. boil for a couple of minutes, then flip the warmth all the way down to medium-low and simmer for a superb 30-45 minutes.
to cut the inexperienced bell pepper, minimize off the highest…
then minimize off the underside…
and sure, I do know I am not a hand mannequin, so cease joking.
then rotate it 90 levels and minimize it in half.
take away the seeds and different particles inside, then minimize into very wonderful matchsticks.
Cease making enjoyable of my palms, I mentioned. I work arduous right here on the ranch!
Rotate the matches 90 levels, then minimize them to create a wonderful die.
to finely chop the onion, slice it in half from prime to backside, then flip every half on its facet and make a number of vertical slashes.
then rotate the onion 90 levels and cube facet down.
drain a 4 oz jar of bell peppers.
in the event that they got here diced, nice. if they arrive in “slices”, simply minimize them off a bit.
Subsequent, break the spaghetti skinny into 2-inch items till you might have about 2 1/2 to three cups. (this appears extra as a result of I threw them out haphazardly, like I do all the pieces else. however in the event you’re cautious and maintain the spaghetti nicely packed, it needs to be about 2 1/2 – 3 cups, raw.)
subsequent, take away the cooked hen items from the pot. set the warmth to most.
then dip a measuring cup into the pot and retrieve 2 cups of broth. (do not burn your self!)
now drop the spaghetti items into the boiling hen broth to cook dinner them.
Let the spaghetti cook dinner for a number of minutes, till very al dente (or till you continue to have a pleasant “chunk”). You do not need to overcook the spaghetti, as you may be baking the dish once more later.
when prepared, drain the spaghetti and put aside.
now my favourite half: eradicating the hen meat from the bones. make certain the hen is cool sufficient to work with, then begin choosing it up!
It is like a treasure hunt, see how a lot meat you’ll find. It is also a really messy job, however cooking hen meat this fashion is a good talent to have. For this recipe, you want 2 cups (packaged) of cooked hen. and hey, I even throw in a number of little items of pores and skin for taste. do not inform the surgeon normal.
When you’ve got any left over, you can also make just a little hen salad tomorrow. Or you possibly can season with taco seasoning and make hen tacos or hen quesadillas or hen nachos! or you possibly can eat it proper now since you are hungry. I will not choose you.
be aware: you should utilize any minimize of hen you want. I like the entire fryer as a result of it provides you a mixture of darkish and lightweight meat, however if you wish to just do breasts, that may work simply wonderful! Additionally, in the event you’ve cooked hen from one other supply (leftovers, and many others.), that is wonderful too; simply you should definitely add a small quantity of canned hen broth to the water earlier than you boil the spaghetti. (Not an excessive amount of, although, or the dish might be too salty.)
now, place the cooked spaghetti in a big mixing bowl.
add the hen…
and a pair of cans of cream of mushroom soup.
typically I like to make use of cream of hen & Mushroom soup. you can also make one among every, or select one. each work splendidly.
now add the chopped inexperienced pepper, onion and peppers…
and a pair of cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese. typically I grate mine; typically I simply use these splendidly handy issues.
now add 1 teaspoon of lawry’s seasoned salt…
a beneficiant pinch of black pepper (contemporary floor is nice too)…
and 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, however provided that you want just a little spice in your meals. I add cayenne as a result of I feel it makes the dish a bit extra attention-grabbing, but it surely’s additionally good with out it. 1/4 teaspoon is nice for the marlboro man, however just a little spicy for the youngsters. 1/8 teaspoon is an effective compromise. if you do not have youngsters and like residing dangerously, go forward and lift the quantity as a lot as you need.
now begin including the hen broth, beginning with 1 cup. stir it in, then add some extra. you need the combination to be stirrable, however undoubtedly not thick. I normally cease simply wanting utilizing the total two cups.
toss nicely, then chunk down and test your seasonings. add just a little salt if wanted, just a little extra pepper, and perhaps just a little extra cayenne if you did not have sufficient chutzpa the primary time. make certain it is seasoned sufficient!
Place the combination in a saucepan. any form will do.
and prime with an extra 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
yum yum! at this level, you possibly can cowl it tightly and freeze it, with out baking. or you possibly can cowl and refrigerate, unbaked, as much as two days earlier than baking. or, if your loved ones is salivating and tearing their clothes with starvation and agony, go forward and bake at 350 levels for 35 to 45 minutes till sizzling and piping sizzling. bubbly.
and that is what you may get:
This actually is likely one of the finest “make earlier than” consolation meals of all time. our cowboys love this dish. the marlboro man loves this dish. my youngsters love this dish. due to this fact, I like this dish.
I do know you’ll too!