"When The Bishop Calls" Casserole
Have you ever needed to prepare a dish at the drop of a hat? This casserole recipe can be made in 30 minutes. This Amish chicken pasta casserole is comfort food at its finest. Made with delicious ingredients, that are relatively budget-friendly, this is one dish you'll want to make even when you're just feeding your own family. Make a lot or a little, this is one easy dinner recipe that people will be excited to eat all week long. Diced chicken, Parmesan cheese, mushrooms, and egg noodles are the main components of this casserole -- what's not to love?
Cooking Vessel Size 3-quart casserole dish
- 2 chicken breasts or 3 chicken thighs
- 3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons chopped celery
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- salt and pepper
- 8 ounces wide egg noodles
- 1/2 cup butter
- 8 ounces button mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon ground sage (or to taste)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Place chicken pieces into a saucepan and cover with the water, adding celery, parsley and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Remove chicken to a cutting board, discard any skin and bones and chop into inch pieces. Strain the liquid into a measuring cup; you will need 2 cups so discard some or add water as necessary to attain that amount.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 3-quart casserole dish.
Bring a large pot of water to the boil and cook noodles according to the package directions. Drain.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and saute the mushrooms for 3 4 minutes until they begin to brown. Sprinkle with the flour and the sage and continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the measured broth and the milk and use a whisk to stir together over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes total until the mixture is thick and smooth.
Combine the drained noodles with the sauce, add the cut up chicken and toss well. Taste for seasonings (see note). Place into the prepared casserole dish and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake about 30 minutes until the top is lightly browned and the casserole is heated through and bubbly.
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