Friday, June 18, 2010

Chicken Rotel

Here's one of my favorite recipes. It's easy, delicious and will feed Cory & me for days. My 8th graders make this recipe and it's one of their favorites too. If you've never had chicken rotel it's a like chicken spaghetti minus some ingredients. It also doesn't take near as long to cook the rotel.
Now, the recipe my students use calls for 2 cans of chicken but I always like to grill the chicken when I make it. If you Shoals' people ever ate the chicken rotel at the Renaissance Tower that's how they cooked theirs.
Here's what you need:

EITHER 2 cans of chicken OR a package of skinless, boneless chicken marinated in some yummy Dale's sauce.
1 package of wide egg noodles
8 oz sour cream
1 can Rotel
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 lb Velveeta (half of a big pkg)
**You can also top the Chicken Rotel with corn flakes or Italian bread crumbs, but I don't.
First, if you chose to go the grilled chicken route, go ahead and grill it up (or have your sweet husband do it)
Then cook the noodles according to directions.
While your noodles are cooking chop the cheese into small cubes. The smaller you chop them, the quicker they melt.
When your noodles are done, drain them and pour them into a 13x9 casserole dish.
Next pour the cream of chicken, sour cream, Rotel, cheese, and chicken (if it's ready) and stir slightly.
Put in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Stir ingredients better until they are combined.
The chicken took a little longer to grill, so I put mine in after I pulled it out of the oven. It may not look that great but it sure tastes that way.

Oh yeah, if you would like, you can pour some cornflakes on top of the casserole with one stick of melted butter and bake it until bubbly OR you can just pour about 1/3 cup of Italian bread crumbs over the top too. In my opinion, though, you don't need the topping unless you like that crunchy texture.
I can't believe June is flying by so quickly. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I have a feeling it may be rather sad for us though...


  1. that looks delish! I love it when you post recipes! Def going to try this one!

  2. Ohhh, I'm definitely going to try this one. Looks delicious! I hope we'll see you sometime in the next couple of weeks.



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