I almost didn't post this because it was one of those quick things I just threw together in shear desperation and even though I jotted down the directions I just thought it wasn't polished enough to share. Then I mentioned it to my Mother-in-law this weekend. She said it sounded good. So I reconsidered.
I have to add the husband and the toddler both enjoyed it so I'm not sure what was holding me back. The husband probably could have done without the peas but the toddler devoured his plate and asked for more!
This recipe is how I made it for my family of 3, we had no leftovers except some gravy and peas in the casserole dish. Remember this is a simply idea add more and noodles to increase the number of servings.
- 1 can of healthy request cream of condensed mushroom soup
- 1 can of peas (drained) (I wanted to use frozen but I was all out)
- 8 frozen chicken tenders (I used the ones from the Aldi's)
- Ground black pepper
- 4 oz whole wheat egg noodles
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a large casserole dish combine the can of cream of mushroom soup with ½ can of water. Keep stirring until all dissolved. Mix in the can of drained peas. Place the frozen chicken tenders in the soup pea mixture and sprinkle with some fresh ground black pepper.
Now, I used frozen chicken tenders because that's all I had. You can of course use defrosted, boneless chicken breast or even fresh bone-in chicken breast with the skin removed. Just adjust the cooking times to be sure the chicken is cooked thru as the tenders are much smaller then breasts. (although they were frozen so the time may actually be the same.
I covered with aluminum foil and baked for 50 minutes. It was perfect, the chicken came out super moist!
Towards the end of cooking (around the 40 minute mark) I removed the aluminum foil and boiled the water for the noodles.
To serve, I topped the noodles with the "gravy" in the casserole dish and steamed some broccoli on the side. Notice I only have a shot of the casserole dish before cooking. I totally forgot to snap an after shot before serving! LOL It looked the same except cooked, if that makes sense. ;~P
As for nutritional information, it's tough to be exact as everyone will use different amount of the gravy and peas. For my WWP, I just counted the chicken and noodles points and then added 1-2 for the gravy and peas, again depending on how much you ate.