This dish made good use of my leftovers. Some chicken, ham, noodles and cheese, and you've got dinner. Try adding whatever leftovers you may have in your fridge.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in the flour and heat until bubbly. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and smooth.

  • Remove from heat and stir in the chicken, ham, noodles, celery, salt and ground black pepper. Transfer this mixture to a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with the cheese and top with paprika, as desired. Return to oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

532.1 calories; protein 33.4g 67% DV; carbohydrates 24.8g 8% DV; fat 33.1g 51% DV; cholesterol 142.7mg 48% DV; sodium 1163.4mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
Took the advice from other reviewers and doubled up on this yummy recipe plus added a can of "healthy" cream of mushroom soup. Didn't use the celery but used green pepper and asparagus. Some garlic and onion powder added to the flavor. Once assembled I shredded cheddar cheese on top and sprinkled with bread crumbs and dotted with butter. The whole family loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2007
It was okay...I added fresh mushrooms and a can of cream of chicken soup still a little bland for my taste. probably will make again and try some different ingredients and more spice. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2003
Took the advice from other reviewers and doubled up on this yummy recipe plus added a can of "healthy" cream of mushroom soup. Didn't use the celery but used green pepper and asparagus. Some garlic and onion powder added to the flavor. Once assembled I shredded cheddar cheese on top and sprinkled with bread crumbs and dotted with butter. The whole family loved it! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2004
I enjoyedthis very much. But being me I can never leave anything alone. I added a 1/2 tsp. dry mustard powder and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper to the sauce and mixed cheese with bread crumbs in my food processor with another 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. That takes care of bland very nicley. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
Followed recipe except cooked a little more noodles. Threw in one half a small can of mushrooms I had left over left out the water as recommended and added the can of creme of mushroom soup! My husband raved about it and he does not usually go for "leftovers". Definately a keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
This is perfect for left over chicken. I doubled everything but the noodles which I tripled and it fed my family of four. Very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
My husband loved it. I added onions and red peppers. Very good combination of ham and chicken Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2007
It was okay...I added fresh mushrooms and a can of cream of chicken soup still a little bland for my taste. probably will make again and try some different ingredients and more spice. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2003
Yep this will come in handy again. It was a hit with both my husband who loves comfort food and my 2-year-old son. I didn't have any ham so I used just leftover chicken. The celery didn't have a chance to soften so next time I'll saute it first. I also used whole wheat flour which worked fine. I doubled the recipe too but only served half for dinner so now I've got leftover leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2003
This was a great way to use leftovers. I thought the portions were rather small. I added peas and mushrooms to the mix increased the amount of meat made an additional cup of white sauce and made more noodles. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2003
This was my first real disappointment on this website! It was very bland and the proportions were all messed up - no way that 1/2 c of noodles was going to serve 4 people! I won't make this again. Read More
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