When my grandma made this dish, she would make her own noodles. That takes two days. Neither you nor I has time for that, and really, who wants to make their own noodles anymore? If you are the rare person who does, go for it, but you’ll need your own noodle recipe because I can’t find my grandmother’s. Just make sure you have the counter space to do it.
What you’ll need:
4 to 5 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 14oz. cans of chicken broth
1 to 2 8oz. packages of No Yolk Noodles, extra broad
1 large dutch oven (I use a 5 quart)
Boil chicken breasts until cooked thoroughly – about 30 minutes on medium to medium high heat.
Remove chicken from water and shred/cut into bite-sized pieces, place pieces back in pot. Pour two cans of chicken broth into pot. Add 1 to 1 1/2 packages of noodles to pot, depending on the size of your dutch oven. Stir together and add salt and pepper–a few dashes.
Next, you’re going to add flour to make a gravy. I usually cover the top with flour, stir it in, and then repeat it. Once the gravy forms, you can salt and pepper again to taste.
Simmer this for about an hour on low heat. Be certain to stir often so it doesn’t burn.
This can be served alone, with mashed potatoes (over or next to), or if you lessen the flour you can make dumplings within the mixture while it cooks. It’s a versatile recipe. Experiment with it and make it your own.