The Easiest Chicken Recipe You’ll Ever Find!

Chicken.

It’s delicious. It’s a staple in our household, I include it on nearly every shopping list. For the past 5 years, my husband has worked for Chick-Fil-A so you can imagine… sometimes I don’t always crave it.

But This recipe? This recipe is a game changer.

 

When it’s rainy out and I wanna spend the day in bed, I make this.pexels-photo-545017When I have a friend who is sick, I make this. When someone has a baby, I make this. When a friend loses a loved one, I make this. When I just wanna show someone I love them, I Make This Chicken! For years, I have prepared this dish to give to people and for years, I have been asked for the recipe.

Truthfully, this is the easiest meal I have in my repertoire. It’s such a simple thing. I don’t even think this deserves to be called a recipe!

None the less, here it is… my gift to you: Chicken and Noodles.

Even if you are new to the kitchen, you will be able to create this meal! I want to encourage you to share the love. Show someone you care with your mad culinary skills!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

4 Large Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

1 bag of Carrots (I like the carrot sticks, but whole carrots are great too!)

2 medium onions (I used vidalia onions here, but Yellow onions are also great!)

1 stalk of Celery 

1 Tablespoon of Salt

1 box of pasta (about 12oz) {for gluten free, I suggest Ronzoni brand GF rotini or elbow macaroni) {you can also nix the noodles and make rice instead!}

You’ll also need a Big Pot and Water!

First, Fill your Pot till it’s about 2/3 of the way full. Place the raw chicken breast into the water. Put this pot on the stove and turn it up to medium high (about 7 on the dial).

While that pot is heating up, Chop up your veggies! Cut up your carrots into pieces about 1/2 inch to an inch in size. Throw them in the pot with the chicken and water.

Slice 4 or 5 “sticks” of celery. Slice them small (I try to make mine about a quarter inch thick). Throw those into the pot as well.

Cut up your onion. I recommend cutting it into small pieces. Cut off the fuzzy parts on each end. Set it up on one of the flat sides, then cut it down the middle. Peel off the crispy outer layers.

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Next,flip the onion flat side down. chop each half into smaller pieces! pexels-photo-244395

Do this with both onions, then throw them into the pot as well!

Finally, pour in the salt and give it a little stir! If the ingredients aren’t submerged in water, add more, 1 cup of water at a time.

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Let the ingredients come to a boil. Continue to let them boil for an hour.

Next, check on the chicken. If it’s white and so tender that you can pull it apart with just a fork, then it’s ready! If it’s not done yet, add 1/2 a cup of water and let it boil for another half an hour!

When your chicken is good and tender, turn off the stove, but don’t move your pot. Keep it right where it is, nice and hot!

Using 2 forks, tear up those chicken breasts! (You’re going for shredded hunks of chicken mixed throughout the pot)

Dump in the box of pasta and stir! Mix them around so they are all soaking in the water. After 25 min, your pasta will be cooked and your meal will be ready!

*You can also Not do noodles. Cook rice separately from your pot of chicken. These ingredients taste Incredible over a bed of rice!

**Looking for something low-carb? This amazing dish is great on its own…even without noodles Or rice! (Usually, I make myself a bowl before I throw the noodles in!)

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RECAP:

Throw Chicken and chopped up veggies into a big pot of water. Add salt. 

Let it boil for about 90 min.

When the chicken is cooked til it’s super tender, turn off the stove and dump in a box of noodles!

in 20-30 more minutes, you’ll have an incredible meal!

 

So there it is! My secret is out! It tastes like I put my heart and soul into it and yet, all I have to do is throw it in a pot and let it boil for a while!

I hope this super easy recipe makes your day! Why not surprise someone with it this week?

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