Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fungi Are Not Fun Guys

I love chicken spaghetti, but I hate cream of mushroom soup.  I hate those tiny little mushrooms.  They sneak around in your food hiding and then you eat one on accident and you're all WHAT???  GROSS!!! And then you whine about it for a bit and your mom is all "Well then you make the food!" and you're all "Fine! I will."

So, I did.  And it was delicious.  And now I will show you my recipe and some fuzzy iPhone pictures.

Behold! The ingredients:
As you can see, I'm pretty lazy and use a store bought rotisserie chicken.

Looks like we've got 1 rotisserie chicken,  1 can of pimentos, 1 jar of artichoke hearts, 1 green bell pepper, 1 red bell pepper, 2 cans of cream of chicken, 1 can of chicken broth, 1 pound of cheese, and some thin spaghetti noodles.

First, grab a large mixing bowl and start tearing that chicken apart into little chunks.  I'm not gonna lie, fingers will get burnt in this process.  But don't worry, you'll have your revenge when you start slurping it down your gullet.  I only used the white meat.  Because dark meat is for losers.  But you can use the dark meat too, if you want.  Loser.

While you're molesting the chicken, you should have your lovely assistant cut up the bell peppers.  If you have a lovely assistant.  You might not, if you are using the dark meat.  Losers don't get lovely assistants.  It's in the rules or something.

My lovely assistant.  Kinda.  Well, her hands at any rate.
Next, you're going to mix the pulled chicken, the pimentos (drained), the artichoke hearts (drained), half the cheese, both cans of cream of chicken, and about 1/4 of the chicken broth in your bowl.  It is going to look and sound disgusting while you mix it.  Seriously.  Also, if it's hard to mix, add some more broth.  But don't make it too liquidy or it'll be soup when it gets out of the oven.


Now you'll stir in the cooked noodles.  Wait....I didn't tell you to boil the noodles already?  Well common sense should have told you to start them a while ago.  I mean, seriously.  Pull it together!

You want the noodles al dente, because they're going to cook more in the oven.

Pour all that gloopy mess into a casserole dish and cover it with more cheese.  I used ALL THE CHEESE because I am awesome.  You can use SOME of the cheese if you are a ninny.  Ninny.

Put some foil on that bad boy and put it in the oven at about 350F for 30-45 minutes, or until it starts to bubble.  Then pull the foil off and cook it until the cheese gets nice and yummy brown.

NOW EAT THAT SHIZ!  Seriously.  Don't wait for it to cool.  Burnt tongues are for winners!

You know you want this.