easy chicken and noodles recipe image - creamy chicken and noodles casserole with carrots, peas, and celery in a serving bowl

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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 488 kcal
Author Marye Audet


  • 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
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  1. Add the chicken stock, chicken, and 1 stalk of celery to a saucepan. (omit this and the next step if using cooked chicken)

  2. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through.

  3. Drain the stock, reserving 1/2 cup for this recipe and saving the remaining stock for another recipe.

  4. Dice or shred chicken, as desired.

  5. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a heavy, iron skillet.

  6. Add the sliced celery, onions, and carrots.

  7. Saute until tender.

  8. Add the cooked chicken to the skillet.

  9. Add the remaining ingredients except the breadcrumbs and let simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir often to keep it from sticking to the bottom.

  10. If the dish is too "saucy" let simmer a little longer, stirring often, until the liquid is reduced.

  11. Taste and add salt if needed.

  12. Sprinkle with cracked black pepper - I like a generous amount!

  13. Stir in parsley if desired.

  14. Serve as is...or sprinkle the top with breadcrumbs and place under the broiler for a few minutes until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken and Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 812mg 34%
Potassium 610mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 65.3%
Vitamin C 13.1%
Calcium 12%
Iron 18.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.