Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Roni’s Chicken Surprise – Video Post

6 WWPP Posted by 10 years ago 23 Comments

As I say in the video, this is an old favorite of mine. It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s good! ;~P The toddler had 3 bowls!! (well toddler bowls so that was about a full serving). He kept saying, “more, pwease.”

The husband, well, he ate it and he likes it but remember he’s not a stew man so it isn’t his absolute favorite.

Me? Well, I can eat the whole friggin’ batch. Seriously, it’s an easy comfort food for me. Let’s just say, we don’t have any leftovers. ;~P

Roni's Chicken Surprise

  • 8 oz (½ lb) chicken breast cut into chunks
  • 1 package of chicken flavored noodles (like Lipton Pasta Sides, Chicken)
  • 1 ¾ cup water
  • 1 can (15oz) can cream style corn
  • 8 oz frozen peas

Brown the chicken in a saucepan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Add the water and noodles, bring to a boil. (Be sure to stir, noodles may stick)

Add the corn and pease, bring back up to a boil, then lower to a simmer for 10 minutes.


I’m going to seerate the recipe into 4 servings for ease but as I said the three of is polished it off. If you split it into 3 equal servings it would be 7 WWPs each.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 1 cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
249 3g 3g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
5g 0g 33g 19g

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    May 2, 2008

    Oh man does this sound good! I love cream corn and anything with chicken and pasta is good.


    May 2, 2008

    MMMMMM this looks so yummy!


    May 2, 2008

    This reminds me so much of Chick-fil-A's chicken noodle soup! I am totally making this for the weekend with carrots and celery!! Thanks for a really cool idea, as always :)


    May 2, 2008

    I didn't even watch the video (because I'm at work) and I'm sold. It looks delicious. I think I just found the way to use up the leftover peas in my freezer!


    May 3, 2008

    Good video Roni and I can't wait to try the food too. Hi Ryan.


    May 3, 2008

    I just found your websites last night after signing up for ww online for the 3rd time! 3rd time's a charm, right? Anyway, I'm in love with your sites. So motivational and helpful! I am making a grocery list right now!! My son was born in April of 2005, and we just watched this video. We both loved it! I of course like the food preparation & seeing you interact with your toddler! Jaxon liked watching Ryan and was talking to him and waving!! I can't wait to come back for more!! Thank you, thank you!!


    May 5, 2008

    Do you think this could be made with Turkey breast? I have a bunch of wild turkey (no, not the alcohol) in the freezer that I have no idea what to do with. Thanks! The recipe sounds yummy!


    May 5, 2008

    Oh YEA! It would be delish!


    May 5, 2008

    I made this last night for my boyfriend to take home for lunch today and he forgot to take it but my dad wound up eating it and loved it.. lol It smelled good but i dont eat chicken so i didnt get to try it.. =/


    May 5, 2008

    He is so cute! Can't stand it. And the chicken surprise looks good, too :)


    May 6, 2008

    Tried it for dinner tonight ... and I'm really glad I still have two more servings to eat. It went together fast and tasted delicious. The worst part was cutting up the chicken. It reminds me a little bit of Hamburger Helper (but with chicken, and without the fat-filled, cheesy sauce. Oh, how I miss Hamburger Helper!)


    May 6, 2008

    I made this for dinner last night and it was really good. DH isn't a huge stew fan either but he ate most of his and said it was good. He wasn't jumping up and down though. I, on the other hand, had two servings. BTW, the portions are huge!

    Beth Anne

    May 7, 2008

    Great recipe - I love comfort food. My 14 year old son, very picky 11 year old daughter and even the 15mos old baby girl all ate it. The two older kids NEVER like the same food, so this was amazing! Also, the baby doesn't usually like casseroles, but kept "asking" for more of this. Thanks for a great easy meal! PS - hubby doesn't like casseroles - but ate his whole serving without complaining. :)


    May 19, 2008

    Had this for dinner tonight and I have to bring up two points about it! 1. It is DELICIOUS!!! The flavors are wonderful! 2. This is the absolute fastest dinner in the world to put together. Try it you won't be disappointed!

    Laura Brandon

    May 29, 2008

    this sounds really good, i think i'm going to give it a try!

    Laura Brandon

    June 3, 2008

    ok, so i tried my own tweaked version of this last night, and soooo delicious! thanks so much for the recipe, i would never have thought of a meal like this on my own. you're so creative!


    October 22, 2008

    Roni- Did you know these whole-grain noodle packages have been discontinued?! I haven't been able to find them anywhere so I emailed the company. Very frustrating! I thought I had finally found a healthier alternative to one of my favorite foods!


    January 19, 2009

    YUM! I am making this tomorrow, not sure if toddler 2 will eat it, kid 1 one will.


    January 25, 2009

    I made this for dinner last night and it was great. Quick and easy! It kind of reminded me of chicken pot pie. Instead of just peas, I used a variety of frozen veggies I had on hand, peas, carrots, green beans, and mushrooms. My husband and I really enjoyed it!


    February 2, 2009

    This was awesome!


    August 10, 2009

    Just tried making this in the crockpot...turned out great. Placed the frozen chicken in the crockpot with the soup and water and let cook on low all day. Threw in the peas and some extra mushrooms when I got home. About 12-15 minutes before eating turn the heat up to high and stir in the pasta. Yum! Thanks for the idea.


    November 2, 2009

    God BlessYou & the Child! :) & your cooking is amazing! Regards from Kuwait