Thursday, December 11, 2008

Chicken Spaghetti Request

Okay dear friends of mine that want this recipe, I'll DEFINITELY share!! Oh and whoever said chicken spaghetti and green beans is nasty...you're an idiot. I didn't MIX them together you nerd...geeeez.

So I used the Pioneer Woman's Recipe for Chicken Spaghetti BUT I modified it a little bit to make it extra yummy. So listen up.

I don't use pimentos because honestly...who keeps those stocked in your pantry? Not me. If I have 'em maybe I'll throw them in, but if not...no biggie.

For the chopped ingredients (green bell pepper and onion) I saute those in a pan first with lots of butter until they are super yummy and dark and kinda burnt on the edges...mmmm. Sometimes I don't even use bell pepper like last night when I didn't have one handy so it was onion only but still SO good.

For the chicken, I don't always have on the bone chicken so using breasts (gag...I hate that word) is just as good. Boil them the same way and then kinda cube-y rip it up.

I usually only use ONE can of cream of chicken and mushroom and it works but I also kinda half...well not half but make everything a little less than what she says because her recipe makes a LOT. Jen...you and Craig would definitely need to half this unless you're having a party or something.

I always use about 1/4-1/2 t of cayenne pepper because I think that's the BEST part!!!

When she says to pour broth in the mix I DO, but not much. I don't like it very runny and soggy so I keep it at a stirable mix, stay away from soupy like she says. Don't feel at ALL like you need to use all 2 cups of it. I think I use only about 1 cup.

I usually use a mixed cheese of colby and monterrey jack and last night I only had enough grated cheese for the mix but not enough to cover the top before baking it so I used deli slices of colby jack and laid them all over the top to cover it completely. It ended up being REALLY good cuz the cheese kinda held each helping together and was thick.

Hmmm...I think that's it. Guess what I'm gonna have for lunch right now? LEFTOVERS!!!!

10 comments:

Carolina said...

I can't believe...I'm actually the 1st commenter..this is an accomplishment in and of itself!!

DEE-LICIOUS...I will make spaghetti this Sunday for the family. You're quite the domestic diva...I don't know if you'll still want to be my friend given these new developments..but I sure hope so!

Valinda said...

yum looks good!

Carolina said...

Hey..I replied to your comments on my comments..go check em out!

Lindsay said...

i like how you call your blog followers idiots. It's sassy.

SM said...

This sounds so yum! But, as it is not WW friendly, I cannot partake...

Amanda said...

Okay--domestic Diva! YOu put me to shame! I honestly haven't even made a REALLY GOOD meal since L was born?! Steve is a picky eater and would rather pick up Arby's anyway...and P won't eat it:( But I MISS good food! I can't wait till I get back into cooking....even though I hate it...I love Good food!

The Willis Family said...

Umm, so are you referring to me as an "idiot" or a "nerd"? I'm not sure why you would call me that? That really hurts my feelings and I think that I am going to go and cry myself to sleep!

Okay, but SERIOUSLY, that STILL sounds really gross!!!! Whenever you cook that in the future, do me a favor and make sure its not the night that you have me over for dinner! I think that your family is just being really nice to you when they tell you that you did a good job cooking! "A" is just too good of a husband to tell you any different, and your kids just don't know any better! Poor guys!

dena said...

Makin' it tomorrow! Thanks!

Amber, I hear ya. Wehn I first heard about it, I thought it sounded weird too (kinda like fish tacos...still haven't tried those). But I tried it and it IS good. I think it's a Texas or southern thing. I don't know, but I'd never heard of it until I entered the world of Texas. You know they're weird here. :)

The Willis Family said...

Dena, the next time Jessica makes it, I will just invite myself over for "just" a sampling:) I have NEVER tried fish taco's either, and honestly don't think that I ever will. Fish on taco's, not a good combo!

dena said...

I'm with ya on that. I think I'll be able to live without that delicacy.