Meal in a Jar: Chicken Noodle Skillet Meal

Meal in a Jar: Chicken Noodle Skillet Meal

This one is adapted slightly from Chef Tess’s Turkey Noodle Skillet Meal.  I have usually used chicken flavored TVP instead of freeze-dried turkey.

Chicken Noodle Skillet Meal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Resting Time
5 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Chicken, vegetables and noodles all together in a rich, creamy sauce!  You won't believe this came from freeze-dried and powdered ingredients!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Meal in a Jar
Servings: 6 people
  • 2 cups egg noodles
  • 1 cup chicken flavored TVP
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried vegetable mix
  • 1 tablespoon dehydrated minced onions
  • 1/3 cup instant non-fat dry milk
  • 1/3 cup powdered cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  1. Place noodles, TVP, vegetables and onions in clean quart-sized mason jar.  Shake to settle contents.

  2. Add milk, powdered cheese, butter powder and Italian seasoning.  Shake well to get ingredients to sift down and settle in empty spaces between larger ingredients.

  3. Place new canning lid on top of jar. Using wide-mouth attachment for a FoodSaver, vacuum seal lid onto jar following instructions from your FoodSaver manual. (You can also insert an oxygen absorber before putting on lid if you'd like.)

  4. Remove vacuum attachment and put ring on. Tighten by hand, but don't over tighten.

  5. Label and date. Store in cool, dry location.

To cook:
  1. Gently pry lid off of jar and discard. Remove oxygen packet (if used). Empty contents of jar into large skillet.  Add 3 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Reduce heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring frequently.  Remove from heat and let sit for 3-5 minutes to allow sauce to thicken.  Serve.

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