Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti.

Ohhhhh I have a yummy recipe for you today, friends!  It is my mother-in-law's Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti and it is so good!!  This recipe makes a ton and we eat on it all week.  But you could definitely modify it so that it isn't quite so much.  

It's a great option to take to a sick/grieving/new mom friend.  It heats up like a dream and I'm sure it would freeze beautifully as well!

For Craig's 23rd birthday, (which was also the day he was drafted...and 7 years later would also be the day his 2nd son was born) Craig's mom gave him a binder full of his favorite dishes and desserts.  He was on his own now, about to enter his rookie year with the Packers and would be living far away from the comforts of home.   So this way he could make some of his favorites when he needed some home cooking.  (So sweet and a great idea.)  

She also included a little anecdote at the bottom of each recipe about where the recipe came from or when they would make that particular dish etc.  This was my go-to for the first couple of years we were married!


I actually started my own binder about 10 years ago that I'll probably end up passing on to my kids too at some point.  (Or should I just point them to my Pinterest page?  haha)

Over the years, I've ended up changing it a tiny bit but not much.  So here's the recipe!

INGREDIENTS:

16oz vermicelli
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1.5 cans cream of chicken soup
1 package of frozen Seasoning Blend
1 tbsp butter
3 chicken bouillon cubes
1 roasted chicken, shredded (I use as much of it as I can)
A LOT of shredded cheddar cheese (4 cups or more!)

DIRECTIONS:

Boil your vermicelli according to the package directions in water with bouillon cubes.

While your pasta is cooking, drop your butter into a hot pan and saute your Seasoning Blend until most of the liquid has evaporated and veggies are heated through (about 8-10 minutes).


When pasta is done, drain and return to the pot.  Add in Seasoning Blend, your shredded chicken, the soups and 2 cups cheese.  (I eyeball it and just add until I think it's good.)


Mix thoroughly.  (Prepare for a bit of an arm workout.)

Pour into a 9x13 baking dish.  Add extra cheese to the top.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.


Serve with a salad and french bread for a full meal.  (And on a Halloween plate if your 7-year-old asks.)


This is definitely not the healthiest meal ever but it's awesome comfort food.  :)

NOTES:  *You can replace the roasted chicken with 3-4 cooked chicken breasts and the Seasoning Blend with 3/4 cups each of celery, onion and bell pepper.  I cheat with the easier stuff.  ;)  

This makes a LOT so if you need less, maybe try 12oz pasta, only 1 can of cream of chicken soup and less cheese.

For a creamier dish, use more soup.  For a cheesier dish, use more cheese!  You can't mess this up!


Pin it and save it for later!  For more of my easy recipes, click here!

And if you missed my post yesterday on my binge-watching addiction, check it out HERE!  Last night I started thinking about other old shows I used to love and Who's the Boss? came to mind.  I googled "where to watch who's the boss" and apparently you can watch Season 3 for free at crackle.com.  Who knew?!  I used to LOOOOVVEEE that show.  I'm pretty sure I wanted to rename myself Alyssa for a really long time.  And I totally stalked her in all the Teen magazines.  ;)


Who else LOVED this show?!  Man, the 80s were incredible and awful all at the same time.  #simplertimes

And before I go, I wanted to let y'all know that I've finally started a Facebook page for the blog!  I've already got a page for my Etsy shop (here) but this blog page will include Etsy updates, special coupon codes, plus fashion finds, sales, book recs, recipes and basically all the fun things that go into this blog.  It'll be a great way to keep up with posts and click on what interests you!

***********ALSO....Once I reach 100 members, I'll be hosting a giveaway for the first 100 members!  You'll be able to choose ANY Christmas sign of your choice from my shop!**********

Go HERE to join the FB group and say hi!!  And add your friends who might like it as well!

You can also find me on Instagram @amandanall (personal) and @thatinspiredchick (Etsy shop).

And on Pinterest here.

Have a great Thursday, y'all!






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8 comments

  1. Who doesn't love a chicken spaghetti recipe? Looks yummy!

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  2. I've made this before but with Rotel instead of the veggies. It's soooo good, but honestly, I think I used too much Velveeta. I never thought those words would come out of my mouth, but it was SOOOO cheesy.Good though!

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    1. My mom makes one that I grew up eating that is made with rotel and velveeta. (yumm!) This one is a little different!

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  3. I think you missed the step about adding the chicken! :-)

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    1. Oh my gosh!! Hahaha! I'll fix that asap! Thanks!

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  4. Who's the Boss was my fave!! And this recipe is getting made this week!! Thanks!

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