Potlucks are a pastime among the Amish. Whether they be for after-church gatherings or other occasions, Amish cooks are quintessential casserole queens. There's not much they can't whip up in a hearty, satisfying meal to feed a crowd. Chicken is usually plentiful and combine it with some noodles and you have a winner in this potluck chicken sage casserole. Casseroles are just the best for feeding a crowd because people can just spoon it out onto their plate in a serving line and the meal is very portable, easy to transport in a buggy or in the basket of a bike! Fix this for your next church outing and you can be guaranteed that it will be a big hit. Serves great as leftovers also! Can also be frozen and thawed out for later use.
This is a chicken casserole at an Amish potluck we attended in St. Ignatius, Montana... . I'm sure it is similar to the recipe below which came to me from an Amish woman in Montana. Yum!
- 8 ounces egg noodles or your own equivalent homemade
- ½ cup butter
- 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
- ⅓ cup flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- salt and pepper, to taste
- ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups cooked chicken, cut in cubes
- generous pinch of rubbed sage
- Cook noodles as directed on package.
- Melt butter and cook mushrooms in
- a large skillet until lightly browned.
- Stir in flour and blend in with a fork or
- slotted spoon.
- Stir in milk and broth and seasonings; whisk sauce
- constantly until thickened.
- Combine sauce, noodles and chicken. Adjust seasonings to taste. Place
- in a 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese and bake
- at 350°F for 30 minutes.