Friday, September 5, 2008

MARY ESTHER'S CHICKEN CASSEROLE

6 to 8 pieces chicken, white or dark
1 pkg (8-oz) egg noodles
1/4 cup butter
2 medium onions, chopped
3 tbsp flour
2 cup milk
2 tbsp parsley flakes
1 3/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup cottage cheese (small curd)
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen peas
1 1/2 cups sliced carrots, cooked
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 tbsp Miracle Whip

Cook chicken and remove from bone. Cook the noodles. Set to one side while preparing the sauce. To make sauce: Melt the butter and add onions, saute just until onions are slightly cooked. Stir in flour and cook for about 1 minute. Add milk, parsley and the seasonings. Cook until smooth. Combine chicken, noodles, vegetables, and the Worcestershire sauce, cottage cheese and the Miracle Whip. Bake in a large casserole covered for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove cover and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese and continue baking five more minutes or until cheese is melted.

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