Desperation Chicken Dinner Recipe

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"This dish saves a lot of time when I need a quick supper on busy nights," explains Penny Mularz of Auburn, Michigan. "I keep cooked chicken in the freezer to speed up the preparation. Sometimes I substitute carrots for the frozen corn."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) chicken ramen noodles
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained

Nutritional Facts

2 cups: 305 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 751mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add noodles with contents of seasoning packets, chicken, peas and corn. Cook, uncovered, for 4-6 minutes or until vegetables and noodles are tender. Stir in the mushrooms; heat through. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Desperation Chicken Dinner in Quick Cooking September/October 2004, p39

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 60303
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013

"Have made this dish following recipe, above. Will try broccoli/carrots next time, since peas and corn have a lot of carbs."

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