I loved this and ate it for many days, happily. I used less noddles and also less chicken, just because both amounts seemed like a lot. I used "Barilla Plus" noodles- they are supposed to be "multigrain". I think using these and just less of them prevented the "too pasta-y" taste. I also used more Frank's hot sauce then called for and also added in some extra hot sauce because I love spicy things. I kept the other things the same although honestly I think I added more of the celery and carrots, but not sure because I didn't measure it. I used some wonderful bleu cheese from Whole Foods, and actually used less than called for because this blue cheese was so strong and creamy. A little tweaking to the recipe and it was great!