My great-grandmother made the most amazing “Thanksgiving noodles” in the world.
What are “Thanksgiving noodles?”
They are kind of like chicken and dumplings, only the “dumplings” come in “noodle” form. And the chicken is actually turkey.
She made these noodles from scratch, and the recipe has been passed down from generation to generation.
I’ve watched my mom make these noodles for years, but I haven’t quite worked up the courage to make them myself.
The recipe below is not for my great-grandmother’s noodles. That recipe will follow after Thanksgiving (when I can photograph my mom’s handiwork and take credit for it myself ). But this recipe is my attempt to come close to the flavors I remember from my childhood.
Slow Cooker Chicken and “Dumpling” Noodles
Adapted from this recipe.
- 3 large, partially frozen chicken breasts (or use 4 medium chicken breasts)(Note: mine where partially frozen, but you could have them completely frozen or just out of the fridge!)
- 2 (10 ¾ oz) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 (14.5 oz) can of chicken broth
- 2 tbsp butter (I used unsalted)
- 1 stick celery (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 (10 oz) package refrigerated biscuit dough
- Salt and pepper chicken breasts.
- Put chicken, chicken broth, condensed soup, butter, and whole celery stick in slow cooker. Refill the chicken broth can with water and pour water into the mixture. Set slow cooker to “low.”
- Lightly flour countertop. One at a time, roll out biscuits with a rolling pin
- Cut dough into thin strips (maybe ½ inch). Note: Make the strips thinner than you see in this picture. Mine turned out a little too thick, so next time I’ll cut them thinner!
- Lay strips onto a clean, floured dish towel until ready to use (I let mine lay out for about 3 hours, but you could set them out for longer). Season noodles with salt and pepper.
- After about 6 hours, take out chicken and shred. Add back to slow cooker.
- Add noodles and stir to combine.
- Let cook another 2 hours.
- Remove celery stick. Season with more salt and pepper, as desired (don’t be afraid to be generous, especially with the pepper!).
- Serve and enjoy!
This is true comfort in a bowl. Simple, classic flavors that warm you from the inside out!
Brandon really seemed to love this recipe, and I think it was the perfect “cure” for his case of the sniffles!
You need to make this because it’s just too easy and too delicious not to try. And then come back after Thanksgiving so that you can see how the real deal is made.
Question for ya …
Favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
What foods do you like to eat when you have a cold?