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Easy Chicken and Noodles

Make this comfort food classic even easier with this recipe - all of the creamy comfort of the original chicken and noodles casserole in a quick, easy dish!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Amercian Heritage
Keyword comfort food, creamy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 488kcal
Author Marye Audet-White

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast , or thighs - or 3 cups cooked chicken
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 cup onion , chopped
  • 1 cup carrots , sliced
  • 1/2 cup celery , sliced
  • 12 ounces pasta dumplings or egg noodles ,cooked and drained - I used Skinner
  • 10 1/2 ounces condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 10 1/2 ounces condensed cream of celery soup , cream of asparagus or mushroom are good, too
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 & 1/2 cream , may use milk if desired but some of the richness is lost
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock , left over from poaching chicken
  • 1 cup peas , frozen works best
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs , if desired
  • black pepper
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped - optional

Instructions

  • Add the chicken stock, chicken, and 1 stalk of celery to a saucepan. (omit this and the next step if using cooked chicken)
  • Simmer until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Drain the stock, reserving 1/2 cup for this recipe and saving the remaining stock for another recipe.
  • Dice or shred chicken, as desired.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a heavy, iron skillet.
  • Add the sliced celery, onions, and carrots.
  • Saute until tender.
  • Add the cooked chicken to the skillet.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except the breadcrumbs and let simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir often to keep it from sticking to the bottom.
  • If the dish is too "saucy" let simmer a little longer, stirring often, until the liquid is reduced.
  • Taste and add salt if needed.
  • Sprinkle with cracked black pepper - I like a generous amount!
  • Stir in parsley if desired.
  • Serve as is...or sprinkle the top with breadcrumbs and place under the broiler for a few minutes until golden brown.

Notes

May be wrapped tightly and frozen for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 812mg | Potassium: 610mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3265IU | Vitamin C: 10.8mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 3.3mg