Chicken Macaroni Casserole
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Chicken Macaroni Casserole

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 1 cup macaroni
  • 4 large chicken thigh fillets each cut into 6 to 8 pieces (skin on or skinless, your choice)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 50 grams bacon (about 3 to 4 rashers)
  • 1 carrot cut into half-inch cubes
  • 2 bell peppers diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/2 cup rozen peas
  • 1 can condensed mushroom soup

Instructions

  • Sprinkle the chicken with a little salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Cook the macaroni in salted boiling water for five minutes (yes, you’re undercooking it!) then drain.
  • Melt the butter in a pan. Add the bacon and cook for a minute or two.
  • Add the chicken. Sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink.
  • Add the carrot cubes, diced bell peppers and onion. Cook, stirring, for a minute or two. Pour in about half a cup of water.
  • Add the peas. Stir. Bring to the boil, lower the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for about ten minutes or until the liquid is reduced to half.
  • After the liquid has reduced, taste the broth. Add more salt and pepper, if needed. Add the undercooked pasta. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is almost dry.
  • Add the condensed mushroom soup. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the soup turns to liquid. Boil gently for another minute then turn off the heat. The sauce will thicken as the mixture cools. It’s the perfect time to prepare some buttered toast.
  • Toast done, serve your chicken, bacon and macaroni casserole. Ladle into shallow bowls, place some buttered toast on the side, serve and have a ball.