For this recipie you can boil a cut up fryer, or chicken breasts for white meat lovers, or for those of you that like dark meat you can purchase a package of drumsticks or thighs. To make it even easier, just get a roasted chicken from your grocery store's delli. If you plan to boil your chicken pieces, get a good size pot, fill it with some water, and add your chicken pieces. Bring it to a rolling boil for a few minutes,then turn down the burner to medium low and let it simmer for 35 to 45 minutes. Turn off the burner, remove the chicken from the pot, and let it cool down enough that you can remove the meat from the bones. Don't throw the broth in your pot away. This is a much better broth than you can buy. If you have a delli chicken you can skip all the boiling part. You will need to have some chicken broth in your pantry.
Before the chicken has completly cooled, you can start the chopping and dicing process on the green olives, onion, celery and mushrooms. Also start the spaghetti. You want to break the spagetti into thirds and put in a pot of boiling water. Cook the posta for about 1/2 as long as normal. Remove from the cooking pot and put in a large mixing bowl. The spaghetti will finish cooking in the oven.
By this time the chicken should be cool enough to start removing from the bones. You can shread or chop the now bonless chicken meat and put it in the mixing bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients except for 2 cups of the shreaded chedar cheese. For those of you that boiled your chicken add the "good" broth. Stir to mix and pour into a casserole pan. Spread the remaining two cups of cheese on top. Place the pan in a preheated 350? oven and bake it until hot and the cheese is all bubbly.
After the casserole is assembled and before you put it in the oven you can put it in the freezer, take it out on a later date, thaw it out and pop it in the oven. You can even pour into two small casserole dishes, freeze one and bake the other.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (386g)
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings
|Calories from Fat: 359 (55%)
|Amt Per Serving
|Total Fat 39.9g
|Saturated Fat 18.7g
|Monounsaturated Fat 12.4g
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.7g
|Total Carbohydrate 32.9g
|Dietary Fiber 1.8g
|Sugars, other 31g
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Calories per serving: 650
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