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Chicken Ziti

This was a family favorite growing up that my mother use to prepare. It is a creamy casserole dish with hidden veggies!
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Chicken Ziti

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup dice Celery
  • ½ cups dice Onion
  • ½ cups grate Carrot
  • 4 ounces Sliced Mushrooms, Canned
  • ⅛ cups Flour, All-Purpose
  • 2 ½ cups Milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Tarragon, Dried
  • ¼ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 8 ounces Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 4 ¾ cups cook Ziti
  • 2 cups cook and dice Chicken, Boneless Breasts
  • ⅓ cups Bread Crumbs

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Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add celery, onion, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook until tender, but do not brown.
  3. Stir in flour. Add milk, salt, tarragon, and pepper.
  4. Cook and stir until mixture boils. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in cheese until melted.
  6. Combine cooked pasta, chicken, and cheese sauce.
  7. Pour into baking dish and top with bread crumbs.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add celery, onion, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook until tender, but do not brown.
  3. Stir in flour. Add milk, salt, tarragon, and pepper.
  4. Cook and stir until mixture boils. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in cheese until melted.
  6. Combine cooked pasta, chicken, and cheese sauce.
  7. Divide among indicated number of baking pans and top with bread crumbs.
  8. Cover with foil, label, and freeze.

Freeze For Later Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

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