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Amish Chicken & Noodles

Amish Chicken & Noodles

Amish Chicken & Noodles is a comforting and hearty dish that hails from traditional Amish kitchens. This simple yet flavorful recipe features tender chicken, homemade broth, and egg noodles cooked to perfection in a creamy sauce. It’s a wholesome meal that’s perfect for cozy family dinners or gatherings with loved ones.

Why Make Amish Chicken & Noodles

Amish Chicken & Noodles offers a taste of old-fashioned comfort food that’s sure to warm your soul. Made with wholesome ingredients and cooked slowly to develop rich flavors, this dish is a true labor of love. It’s a versatile recipe that can easily feed a crowd or be enjoyed as leftovers the next day.

How to Make Amish Chicken & Noodles

  1. In a large stockpot, combine the whole chicken, water, chicken broth base, celery, onion, and parsley. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pot.
  2. Allow the chicken to simmer for 2-3 hours. The longer the chicken simmers, the richer the broth will become.
  3. Carefully remove the chicken from the broth and separate the meat from the bones. Shred or chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Strain the broth through a fine mesh strainer to remove any solids.
  5. Return 4 cups of the strained broth to the pot and bring it back to a boil.
  6. Add the dried egg noodles and shredded chicken to the pot. Cover the pot and turn off the heat.
  7. Let the noodles sit in the hot broth for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Test the noodles for doneness. If they’re not fully cooked, turn the heat back on and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until tender.
  9. Stir in the cream of chicken soup and butter until the butter has melted and the soup is well incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve the Amish chicken and noodles immediately or keep them covered in the pan until ready to serve. They will stay warm in the pan for about 30 minutes.

Serving Suggestions

Amish Chicken & Noodles can be served as a complete meal on its own or paired with a side of steamed vegetables or a crisp green salad for added freshness. It’s also delicious with a side of warm dinner rolls or crusty bread for dipping into the creamy sauce.

Storage Info

Any leftovers of Amish Chicken & Noodles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Simply reheat individual portions in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through before serving.

Some Techniques or Tips

  • For even richer flavor, you can use homemade chicken broth instead of chicken broth base.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can add a cornstarch slurry (equal parts cornstarch and water) to the pot and simmer until thickened.
  • Feel free to customize the recipe by adding additional vegetables such as carrots or peas for extra color and nutrition.

FAQs about Amish Chicken & Noodles

  1. Can I use store-bought chicken broth instead of making my own?
    • Yes, you can substitute store-bought chicken broth for the homemade broth if you’re short on time. However, making your own broth from scratch will result in a richer and more flavorful dish.
  2. Can I use homemade egg noodles instead of dried ones?
    • Absolutely! Homemade egg noodles will add a rustic touch to the dish and enhance its homemade flavor. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly, as fresh noodles may cook faster than dried ones.
  3. Can I freeze Amish Chicken & Noodles for later?
    • While you can freeze Amish Chicken & Noodles, the texture of the noodles may change slightly upon reheating. If freezing, it’s best to undercook the noodles slightly to prevent them from becoming mushy when reheated.

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