I don't want to confuse you...because I am not going to give you a recipe for the actual Whatachicken sandwich...But, I'm sorry. I just LOVE that quote...and from what movie, may I ask?
C'mon!!! You HAVE to know this quote!!! It is from a CLASSIC movie of the 1990s. In fact, I was just giggling and grinning from ear to ear when I found that it (all of it?) is posted on YouTube in 10-minute segments.
So, just bear with me, and watch the clip...or at the very least, please watch the first 1:53 of it so you can see the Classic Quote that just makes me GIGGLE every stinking time!
And, if you have never seen this movie, then by golly, you need to go purchase it. It is based on the life of a good man and a good woman and their cowboy-cowgirl, rodeo-loving life. What could be better than a good bull riding movie? Sorry, the city girl side of me secretly always wanted to be a cowgirl.
So, humor me and watch the clip...THEN I promise to show you my EASY BREEZY How's Yer Whatachicken Crockpot Chicken Noodle Dish. Don't worry about the long name.
Just call it the "How's Yer Whatachicken Dish."
(Oh, and the movie name? 8 Seconds This scene begins with cowboy Lane and cowgirl Kelly's first date...at Whataburger, of course. Just watch--Lane is already smitten with an uninterested Kelly...until about 49 seconds in, that is. You'll see the gleam twinkle in her eye as Lane begins to steal her heart....)
Well, if I hadn't already promised you the How's Yer Whatachicken Crockpot Dish, I would just close for now and say goodnight. But, since a cowgirl is always true to her word, I'd better git on with it, little doggies.
Oh, and before I go on, I MUST give proper credit for this recipe. I tore it out of a Gooseberry Patch catalog. Now, the commentary is all mine (in case you are wondering). But the recipe is all theirs!
First of all, let me present the cast of characters to get things going. In rodeo talk, Cowboy Lane would have started things by saying, "Okay, boys, okay!"
What is not pictured here are the 3 lovely frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts. I had already put them in the crockpot with all the pictured ingredients when I took the picture. Here are the very scientific measurements:
3 frozen chicken breasts
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
a shake or two of garlic powder
a shake or two of salt (not too much, the soup is already salty)
4-5 good shakes of pepper. Don't be afraid to spice things up with the pepper. This dish is bland without it.
Put 'er all in the crockpot (and a 1991 peach and baby blue crockpot really works best) on low for 6 hours. Run to the grocery, go to lunch, get a pedicure, pick up a few things at the Gap, try on some cowboy boots at the shoe store, pick up carpool, drive thru during Sonic Happy Hour, and come home to check the chicken. It should be falling apart tender by now!
Next, pull out the chicken breasts and shred chicken. You will nearly fall over when you see how tender the chicken is. It will practically shred itself. You think I'm lying? You just wait and see! Put the precious little chicken shreds back into the soupy deliciousness.
Boil a bag of extra wide egg noodles (I actually only used 2/3 bag--and it was plenty)
Pour cooked egg noodles and a can of chicken broth into crockpot mixture.
Taste the deliciousness. And I can promise you, you'll want to add more pepper! Don't be stingy with the pepper and start cooking up bland stuff on me. Go on--shake that wrist a few more times with the pepper!
Cook on low in covered crockpot for 30 more minutes.
Serve it up in a bowl, and just feel that warm and cozy, comfort-food feeling!!
This dish reminds me a lot of chicken and dumplings. Especially my sister Gina's. Except no offense to Gina--her dumplings are WAAAAAY better. Like, off the chart better. But, I don't mean to make you feel bad about your crockpot creation...or the fact that you don't have a Gina in your life.
Cheer up. I'm sure you have a Sheila or a Sue in your life...or even a Brenda (shout out to Brenda!!!) And from what I hear, they are good God-fearin' women who know their way around the kitchen.
All right, I've chattered on enough now. You go on and put yer chickens in the crockpot now.
And, PROMISE ME, when you sit down at dinner tonight...PROMISE ME you will look at your husband after he's had a few bites, and ask him:
"How's Yer Whatachicken?"
Thank you, and good-bye.
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