Quick Chicken and Noodles

Quick Chicken and Noodles

Susan C
Edited on Sep 05, 2009

This can be on the table in less than a half hour, and the entire family will love it.


1 lb. boneless chicken tenders, cut into bite-size chunks

1 rib celery, cut into bite-size chunks

1 large carrot, peeled, grated

1 cup fresh or frozen peas

12 oz. bag wide curly noodles

6 cups water

1/4 cup corn starch, combined with 1/2 cup cold water and stirred to make a "slurry"

1 teaspoon salt

1 bay leaf

4 pats of butter, or 1 per serving


In a large kettle, combine chicken, celery, bay leaf and water. Bring to the boil, and reduce heat; allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Add noodles, carrots, and peas, and simmer for 6-8 minutes until noodles are done. Bring back to the boil, while creating "slurry." Stirring constantly, add slurry to boiling mixture. Season to taste, and serve in a bowl, topping each serving with a pat of butter and a few sprigs of fresh parsley for color. Serves 4.
NOTE: Tradition states that the person who receives the bay leaf will have good luck that day, however, do not eat the bay leaf.

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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