Friday, January 27, 2012


When I was a kid we didn't get our chickens at the grocery store.  We got them from the chicken coop, grandpa chopped their heads off and mom or grandma plucked the feathers and singed them.  I hated that.  To this day I won't eat chicken.  I know it comes from growing up around them.  My family all love chicken and one granddaughter won't eat beef but she could live on chicken.  Yuck!  But for all you out there who, like Lindsay, love chicken here is one of our old recipes for you.

4 cups chicken broth
8-oz uncooked elbow macaroni
2 slices bacon, cut up
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 cups cut up cooked chicken (or turkey)
2 cups shredded American cheese
1/4 cup chopped pimento
1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen peas, thawed

In a 2-quart saucepan bring the chicken broth to a boil.  Add the macaroni to the boiling broth.  Cook 10 minutes or until tender; do not drain.

In a large skillet, fry bacon until crisp; add the bell pepper and onion.  Cook, stirring, until the onion is tender.  Drain off fat.  Stir in the macaroni/broth, chicken, cheese, pimento, almonds and peas.  Cook on low until heated through.

Serves 6 to 8

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