Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Recipe for Mechanical Soft Diet

TOTAL TIME REQUIRED: 15 minutes 

Servings: 6

Ingredients:
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup

1 cup milk

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/8 teaspoon each pepper and garlic powder

1 package of wide egg noodles

2 large cans of cooked chicken 

1 bag of microwave steam broccoli

Instructions:
Prepare the noodles by the package instructions. Prepare the broccoli in the microwave per package instructions, making sure it is cooked well enough that it is soft. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the soup, milk, Parmesan cheese,  pepper, and garlic powder. After the cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth, stir in the chicken and the broccoli. After the noodles are cooked and drained, stir in the noodles and serve. 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jolie Parker, M.S.CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist who specializes in treating patients with dysphagia (swallowing problems). She is a co-inventor of the ISO Swallowing Exercise Device, co-owner of Alternative Speech and Swallowing Solutions. She provides home speech language pathology therapy visits to children and adults in the Orlando, FL area. Many dysphagia patients have been able to transition from PEG tube, NPO, pureed diet, mechanical soft diet, and/or thickened liquids back to regular foods and liquids with her dysphagia treatment method.