This was my absolute favorite meal growing up. Because it is so rich and fattening I have adjusted my Mom’s recipe over the years so it is a little better on the belly fat. It still tastes just as great and is a perfect meal for a Fall night and is really easy to make in advance for a party. Most everyone loves it!
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
1/4 teaspoon of pepper or to taste
2 cups of chicken broth
2 cups of whipping cream OR 2 cups of half and half I like to use the half and half, so it isn’t too rich.)
1/4 cup of cooking sherry
1 package of brown rice pasta or whole wheat spaghetti pasta, cooked and drained according to instructions on package. Of course you can use old school white pasta, but it is so not good for you! I always try to substitute for whole grains.
2 cups of cubed chicken ( You can either buy frozen or fresh chicken breasts and just bake in the oven with salt and pepper on 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or you could buy a precooked chicken from Costco or the market if you really want to make your life easy.)
7 medium mushrooms sliced or just buy a container pre-cut and use the whole thing. I hate cutting mushrooms so I always buy the pre -cut and cleaned package from Trader Joe’s.
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Get all your ingredients ready before you make the sauce. Cook the chicken, cube and set aside. Cook the pasta, rinse and drain. Next melt the butter and flour in a large skillet until bubbly and thick. Remove from heat, stir in broth, cream and sherry and whisk. Put back on the burner and whisk often until it boils. Once it boils whisk constantly for 1 minute or until it looks thick like an Alfredo sauce.
Turn off heat, add chicken, pasta and mushrooms. Combine all the ingredients and then transfer to a 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and cook for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly on the edges.
The great thing about this recipe is you can make it in the morning and then just keep it in the refrigerator until you want to cook it. Serve it with a salad and you are good to go, you don’t need anything else.
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