This creamy and heartwarming dish is perfect to showcase the quality and tenderness of Canadian chicken. It makes a whole meal, ready to share with your family, packed with calcium and protein.
1 whole chicken (about 3 lb/1.5 kg)
1/4 cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp (4 mL) dried thyme leaves
3/4 tsp (4 mL) each salt and pepper, divided
2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 pkg (8 oz/227 g) mushrooms, sliced
2 cups (500 mL) chopped squash or pumpkin
1 cup (250 mL) chicken broth
1 cup (250 mL) whole milk
2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste
1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream (14%)
4 cups (1 L) egg noodles, cooked
You can freeze the carcass to use for chicken stock later.
Canada’s chicken farmers are proud to raise the safe, fresh, high-quality chicken that Canadians count on every day.
Canola oil has the least saturated fat of any common culinary oil and can be used in so many ways in your kitchen. Store your canola oil in a cupboard away from heat.
Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear. However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age. Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.
* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.
Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.