Old-Fashioned Chicken ‘N’ Noodles

9 03 2008

My fabulous teaching-partner-in-crime (and very good friend), Laura, gave me Mable Hoffman’s Healthy Crockery Cookery cookbook for Christmas this year.  I made Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Rosemary awhile ago, and we loved it.   I figured it was time to make another healthy, easy crockpot recipe, especially since I planned to spend the day cleaning but wanted to have a good hot meal for tonight. 

As most (all?) crockpot recipes go, this one was super easy, and the hardest part was chopping the onion.  Why, why, why do onions always make my eyes burn and water uncontrollably?!  Once I got past that less-than-desireable part of the prep work, everything else was simple. 

We liked this recipe, but I probably wouldn’t make it again.  It was one of those meals that was good, but it wasn’t anything that really blew us away.  The meal wasn’t too pretty to photograph (a ridiculously important part of blogging and attempting to entice someone else to try the recipe!), but here it is:

Old Fashioned Chicken ‘N’ Noodles
Mable Hoffman’s Healthy Crockery Cookery

Makes 6-8 servings


2 1/2 to 3 lbs. chicken pieces
1 small onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1 (10 1/2-oz.) can condensed chicken broth
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup cold water
8 to 12 ounces medium egg noodles
Chopped fresh parsley


1. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels.  Combine chicken, onion, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, and thyme in a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker.  Add chicken broth.  Cover and cook on low 4 to 5 hours or until chicken is tender. 

2. Remove chicken from slow cooker.  Discard skin and bones; cut chicken into bite-size pieces and set aside.

3. Turn control to HIGH.  Dissolve cornstarch in cold water.  Stir into juices in slow cooker.  Cover and cook on HIGH 15 to 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.  Stir in chicken.

4. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions and drain.  Spoon mixture over cooked noodles.  Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Per serving: Cal 477 – Carb 35g – Prot 45g – Total fat 16g – Sat fat 4g – Cal from fat 144 – Chol 83 mg – Sodium 638 mg




One response

9 03 2008

I feel your onion pain!!! I hate it! I told John that (if he ever lets me cook for him) he’s gotta do the onion cutting.

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