I absolutely LOVE Noodles & Co. In college, I regularly frequented this place ordering the same meal every time: Regular Wisconsin Mac & Cheese with Parmesan Crusted Chicken, a Rice Krispie Treat, & Diet Coke. After moving to Chicago, we lived about 1 mile from TWO options: the N. Clybourn location & the Clark/Broadway location. Needless to say, I was a regular visitor.
Now, living in Philadelphia, the closest location in 40 minutes away in Wilmington, DE. This past weekend, I was DESPERATELY craving for some Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, so the only sane thing to do (since Kyle adamantly stated we would NOT be driving 45 minutes for some mac & cheese…) was to recreate the recipe at home.
Lucky for me, I am not the only die hard Noodles & Co. lover, so it wasn’t too hard to find a copycat recipe online. I combined two recipes to make sure I got the parmesan crusted chicken, and while not 100% accurate, it definitely hit the spot.
The sauce, the noodles, the shredded cheese…mixing it altogether. Brings back so many good memories.
Note: This is not healthy. It does not try to be healthy. If you want to be healthy, I recommend NOT making this recipe. However I’m a firm believer that everyone should #treatyoself