Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle and Asparagus

I had a lonely chicken breast in the fridge just waiting to be used. I opted for a quick noodle and veggie dish for the two of us. It’s hard to not over cook and overeat so I’ve been trying to scale back some of my dishes.  This was just enough for dinner, although I could have and would have eaten more if it was there! The asparagus lost its color a bit with the way I cooked it, perhaps a quick blanch first would have helped but the flavor was great.

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  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 large boneless chicken breast – diced or sliced
  • 1 Tbs olive oil – I used an olive oil with a hint of cumin but any flavor or plain will work great
  • salt, pepper and a bit of cayenne if desired
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus
  • juice of half a lemon and some zest if desired

Cook noodles according to package directions.  In skillet heat oil, add chicken breast.  Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne and cook for 5 – 6 minutes until chicken is cooked through.  Add asparagus to skillet and cook a few minutes or until asparagus is tender.  Stir in garlic, lemon and egg noodles; heat and serve.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Hearty Chicken and Noodles

We made some quick and tasty chicken and noodles tonight.  I was looking for something easy to fix after a busy day and this fit the bill perfectly.

  • 4 carrots – cut into bite sized chunks
  • 4 celery stalk – sliced
  • 1/4 cup onion – diced
  • 8 o.z. mushrooms – sliced
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts – diced
  • 6 o.z. egg noodles
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • salt and pepper and a pinch of thyme and cayenne if desired

In large skillet combine carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms, and butter.  Cook for about 5 minutes.  If using raw chicken add to the vegetables now and cook for about 5 minutes more to sear the chicken.  Add the chicken stock and noodles and cook for 10 – 15 minutes or until noodles are cooked to desired tenderness.  (if using pre-cooked chicken add during last few minutes of noodle cook time). Season as desired.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Super Easy Beef and Noodle Casserole

I was just thinking about this recipe a few days ago; little did I remember it was in our family cookbook that my Grandma put together many years ago. I have to admit I didn’t actually make it today but if my childhood memories of this are worth anything I know it is delicious. I am posting it as is was written but I have to admit I would probably add some garlic, italian herbs, and some parmesan if I were making it today.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 15 o.z. jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

In skillet cook beef and onions until meat is brown and onions are tender. Butter a 2 quart casserole; spread uncooked noodles evenly in baking dish.  Drain fat from beef and onions and sprinkle meat mixture evenly over top of noodles.  Mix water and spaghetti sauce and pour over the top.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes; sprinkle with cheese, return to oven and bake an additional 3 – 5 minute until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly