Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ho Hum Chicken Noodle Stew

Kind of boring, but then again everyone liked it and it was fast and healthy.

In a touch of olive oil, I sauteed onion, celery, and lots of chunky carrots. When they were almost soft, I added some chicken tenders, cut crosswise into chunks. I stirred and cooked this mixture for a few minutes, seasoned it with salt and Penzeys poultry seasoning, then added probably 2 cups of chicken broth and brought to simmer. In went some leftover corn kernels, some fresh green beans, and some thick egg noodles (dried). Slapped a lid on and simmered for 15 minutes or so, 'til the noodles were cooked, and called it dinner.

Chicken tenders are like breast meat, they are from the breast, but they don't seem to me to get that awful texture if they are overcooked- so they're good in dishes like this one that need a little flexibility or are not going to be served right away. I didn't bother to figure out the calories in this- as long as you don't overdo the noodles, it's pretty low. Eat up.

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