Monday, February 9, 2009

What's For Dinner Monday: 02/09/09

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 (16 ounce) package uncooked spaghetti
1 (8 ounce) package Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (6 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add chicken and boil for 35 to 45 minutes, or until no longer pink inside. Remove chicken from pot, reserving chicken cooking broth in pot, and let cool before deboning. Remove chicken meat from bones and shred. Set aside.
In pot with chicken broth, combine the celery, onion, parsley and spaghetti. Bring to a boil and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until spaghetti is al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup of broth.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Return drained noodles, celery, onion and parsley to pot. Add reserved chicken broth, shredded chicken, cream of mushroom soup and mushroom slices. Stir together, then evenly fold and spread mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish and sprinkle with the cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
9 servings

I serve with a Salad and Chedder Bisquits

Cheddar Biscuits (sort of like Red Lobsters)

2 cups Bisquick baking
mix2/3 cup milk - low fat okay
1/2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese - low fat okay
1/4 cup butter OR margarine - melted
1/4 tsp. garlic powder granulated garlic parsley flakes- as needed

Combine Bisquick, milk, and cheddar and beat with a wooden spoon for about 30 seconds.-Spoon onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.-Bake in 450 degree oven for 8 - 10 minutes.-Combine butter and garlic powder and pour over hot biscuits; sprinkle with parsley.

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