Monday, 12 September 2011

Leftovers Monday - Creamy Chicken Noodle Chowder.

It has been a miserable day today - drizzly and windy. Comfort food was required, and it being monday (traditionally the day for leftovers),  creamy chicken chowder really hit the spot. All of the ingredients (except the cream) were from the garden, leftovers, or the storecupboard. I like the fact that  cheap food doesn't have to be expensive if you make the effort - this dinner was declicious and satisfying and I calculated the cost at about £1.25 each (being the noodles, tinned sweetcorn and the quarter pot of cream). Bargain!

Creamy Chicken Noodle Chowder

2 blocks dried egg noodles
1 litre chicken stock
1 small tin sweetcorn (or fresh when it is ready!)
1 chicken breast, shredded
Bunch of chopped parsley
2tsp cornflour

1. Slice and fry the carrots and onion in the butter. Add cornflour and stir in.
2. Add the stock and simmer for 20 mins.
3. Add noodles, chicken and sweetocorn and simmer for further 5 mins.
4. Just before serving, chop and sprinkle over the parsley and add the cream. Season to taste.

If we have a beef roast dinner in the future I might try a chinease style beef recipe with some chillis, ginger and soy sauce. I love leftover dinners!

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