Thursday, October 10, 2013


I volunteer to cook for a group called Celebrate Recovery that is run out of our church. (It is a alternative to AA and NA for a wonderful group of people who gather to help one another with hurts, habits and hangups affecting their lives. It can be alcohol or drug related but not necessarily so, they are there to help others who are hurting- as I understand it). I am not part of the group but wanted to help out somehow so I cook for them every other Thursday. Here is a link if you are interested in finding out more.

Anyway, this was for about 30 people but I have downsized the recipe for you!!! lol...

1 - 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken
1 16 oz. box of Pasta (I use Penne Pasta)
1 lg can of Cream of Chicken Soup
Minced Garlic (I use Christopher Ranch)
1 8 oz. tub Sour Cream
1 can of Sweet Peas (drained)
1-2 cans of Mushrooms (drained)
1 green onion/chopped
1 Roll of Ritz Crackers
1 Stick of Butter
1 8 oz, bagged shredded cheese
(I use Mozzarella but you can use sharp cheddar too)

Boil chicken till done. About 10 minutes or so. Set aside to cool. Cook pasta as usual. You may want to cook it al dente, (firm but not hard). While pasta is cooking, Sauté mushrooms in either butter or olive oil until browned. Season as you like. In a bowl combine soup, sour cream, drained peas, sautéed mushrooms, chopped onions, 3? tablespoons minced Garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika. Set aside. Drain pasta and set aside. Now that chicken is cooled, shred it and add chicken and pasta together in a large casserole bowl. Cover and mix in "soup etc" mixture. Make sure it is covered thoroughly. Sprinkle chopped green onion all over it. Cover with shredded cheese. Then in another bowl melt 1 stick butter. Then crush your Ritz crackers up and add the butter and top all over the casserole. Bake in the oven at 350* for 20 minutes just till the cheese is melted and browned. It is yummy!!! You can actually make this the meal the day before (sans topping) and refrigerate it and then when you are ready to cook it, add the cheese and topping at that time.
Enjoy!!!! :)