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Sat Jan 28, 2012, 04:10 PM

Copycat Kraft Noodle Classics Chicken Dinner - Thanks for the help with this recipe!

OK, so I tried to make this home made and I think it actually came out quite good! I didn't make precise measurements because I generally cook by taste. Here is what I did.

I put two baby carrots, one small celery stalk, and a handful of the frozen mixed peppers and onions into a small food chopper and chopped it all together until it was tiny, like the red flakes on the picture of the package. I sauteed about 2 tbsp of that mixture in a tablespoon of butter and then mixed in about a tbsp of cornstarch. When it was smooth and well blended in, I started adding water a couple ounces at a time while cooking on medium high heat, until it thickened to the right consistency... I probably added about 1.25 cups of water.

Then I added (by taste) about 1.5 tsp of Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base. THIS IS THE KEY in my opinion, because when I tried this last time with regular bouillon, it was too salty but needed more chicken flavor. This stuff is AWESOME! Thank you SO MUCH Warpy for suggesting that! I knew when I first opened the jar and tasted a dab of it, that this was going to work! http://www.superiortouch.com/retail/products/better-than-bouillon

Once the bouillon was blended in, I started adding seasonings by taste... a few dashes of turmeric, sage, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, Accent, and Nature's Seasons Seasoning Blend (the one with the blue cap) http://www.mortonsalt.com/for-your-home/culinary-salts/food-salts/24/morton-natures-seasons-seasoning-blend/.

I mixed in the previous cooked small square noodles, and it was great!
http://www.amazon.com/Small-Square-Noodle-Flakes-kelemen/dp/B000LRH8BG/ref=sr_1_5?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1327780632&sr=1-5

I think this recipe comes close enough that I am going to send the directions along with the main ingredients to my sister as a gift!

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Reply Copycat Kraft Noodle Classics Chicken Dinner - Thanks for the help with this recipe! (Original post)
Lisa0825 Jan 2012 OP
Denninmi Jan 2012 #1
EFerrari Jan 2012 #2
Deannagrrl Dec 2012 #3
Lisa0825 Dec 2012 #4
eridani Dec 2012 #5
Deannagrrl Dec 2012 #6

Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 04:27 PM

1. Awesome.

I'm glad it turned out close to the original. Thanks for sharing the outcome with us.

"I generally cook by taste" -- I know exactly what you mean. I personally refer to my style/method of cooking as "I just start dumping stuff in a bowl"


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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 10:28 PM

2. Very cool, Lisa0825!

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:08 AM

3. I tried this recipe

But I used dehydrated veggies, from "Just Tomatoes". I used dried carrot flakes and dried onion flakes, and some celery seed. I diced them all up, and still cooked them in the butter, like you said, and I followed the rest of your recipe exactly. OMG! Thank you thank you thank you for putting so much effort into this! I had this for dinner last night, and will have it for lunch today. I used egg noodle flakes, and it was just fantastic! I used dehydrated veggies, because Kraft did, and I can tell you this was authentic! I'm glad I kept searching until I found you! ((Hugs))!

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Response to Deannagrrl (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:23 PM

4. I had thought about dehydrated veggies, but couldn't find them in stores.

Thanks for the tip on the brand!

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Response to Deannagrrl (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:32 PM

5. Welcome to DU and the C&B group!

No one here knows who supported whom in the 2008 primaries.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:39 AM

6. Glad to be here.

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