Migraine Friendly Recipes: Creamy Noodles With Chicken & Broccoli

Don't forget to check out Heidi's tips for preparing homemade soups!

7 to 8 ounces spaghetti or fettuccine noodles
3 tablespoons butter or olive oil
1 shallot, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cream cheese
1 cup chicken stock (you may add water to it if you don’t have enough)
1 cup milk (or use half milk and half heavy whipping cream, if desired)
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon rubbed sage
½ teaspoon parsley
2 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces with fat removed
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
1 small package frozen broccoli florets

Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain. While waiting for noodles to cook, sauté shallot and garlic in butter for 2 to 3 minutes. Add flour and stir constantly with a fork over low heat until mixture resembles a smooth paste. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Slowly stir in chicken stock. Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute. While waiting for mixture to boil, add chicken pieces and garlic salt to a large skillet. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Boil or steam broccoli in a medium saucepan as directed on package. Add milk and spices to sauce and heat thoroughly, but do not boil. To serve, arrange noodles on a serving dish, cover with sauce, and then cover with chicken and broccoli. Enjoy!

Heidi Gunderson is the author of Migraine-Free Cooking!, a trigger-free cookbook for migraine sufferers, endorsed by Dr. David Buchholz of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has made it her mission to help others lead a life free of pain through healthy lifestyle choices. Heidi has a degree in education, and has recently taken science courses at a nearby college with plans to earn a degree in Food Science in the future. This is a change from her original course of action to be a dietitian, because she believes a degree in food science will allow her to market migraine-friendly food to the general public. Heidi has been mentioned in numerous migraine blogs and online sites. She is also mentioned on the Migraine Research Foundation website and has had her recipes featured in the April 2011 issue of Today’s Diet & Nutrition Magazine.

You can find more of Heidi’s recipes along with information for purchasing her book and Dr. Buchholz’s book on her websites http://migrainefreecooking.com & http://migrainefreecooking.blogspot.com

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