Creamy Ranch Chicken

Here is a quick and tasty meal that will satisfy any hearty appetite or picky taste buds – even kids like ranch dressing, right?

Recipe of the Week: Creamy Ranch Chicken

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
2 tbs. olive oil
2 tbs. all-purpose flour, unbleached
2 tbs. dry ranch salad dressing mix
1-1/4 c. whole or 2% milk
3 c. medium egg noodles
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 tbs. finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:
1. Cook noodles according to package directions, adding the bouillon cubes to the water.
2. In a large skillet, cook chicken in olive oil until tender, turning to brown evenly.
3. Sprinkle flour and salad dressing mix over the chicken in the skillet, stirring well.
4. Stir in milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for one minute more.
5. Serve chicken mixture with the noodles and sprinkle with Parmesan. Make a salad and some garlic bread, while noodles and chicken are cooking.

Options:
#1 – Fry 6 slices of bacon until crisp. Place on paper towels. Leave 2 tbs. of drippings in the skillet and use in place of the olive oil. When chicken is ready for the noodles, stir in crumbled bacon pieces.
#2 – Substitute yolkless noodles or whole wheat noodles.
#3 – Saute some diced onion and mushrooms for a couple minutes before adding the chicken pieces.

Thought of the Week: Criminetly, it’s cold again!! The sun’s vanished, the dark clouds are back, and the wind is blowing like crazy. What a difference a jet stream makes! Talk about a spring break – our spring is spring breaking! (The bluebonnets are out and the next sunny day, I’ll take some pics of them.)

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About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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