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Favorite Creamy Chicken Casserole

I created this noodle casserole when my husband was craving a dish his aunt used to make. It tastes and smells great and is now a staple at our house. —Mari Warnke, Fremont, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    2 casseroles (5 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain noodles; add to chicken mixture.
  • Transfer to 2 greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casseroles up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°, stirring twice.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 355 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1106mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • gremaux
    May 30, 2020

    GOOD BUT NOT SPECIAL. A LITTLE BLAND

  • fringepup
    Mar 30, 2020

    I made this recipe about a month ago. Easy and tasty meal. Froze one of the casserole as experiment for another day. I thawed the second casserole for dinner tonight and it really seemed to freeze nicely. No separating and noodles were not mushy. I was pleasantly surprised. Also just as good as the first one.

  • tigortweet
    Oct 22, 2018

    My family loves this recipe. I eliminate the onions but make no other changes. Delicious comfort food.

  • hkpepin
    Jan 30, 2017

    Enjoyed this dish and would make it again because it's easy to prepare and my family really enjoyed it. It also made a ton of food! The four of us didn't even touch the second pan and I wish I had frozen it rather than bake it. But the flavors were good and I didn't change anything or add any toppings. Some French fried onions would have been tasty though!

  • kingofthegrill1
    Dec 13, 2016

    I always read the reviews first, however, I was in a hurry did not. SAUTE THE ONIONS. Or as someone else suggested, top with French's French Fried Onions. Other than that, it was tasty. Similar to chicken pot pie on the quick. I'll make again but mix it up a bit.

  • DWare5883
    Mar 28, 2016

    I liked it. It's a nice country style dish. I thought it was pretty easy to make. Definitely saut? the onion or chop them fine if you don't want your onions crunchy. I also added another cup to cup and a half of noodles to make it thicker. Also added corn to the frozen peas and carrots.

  • Oldwell
    Mar 22, 2016

    I feel terrible saying this, but I Just don't understand how this got such high ratings. I followed the advice of several other reviewers who said it was bland and tweaked it. I happened to have a thick slice of deli ham on hand from another recipe so I cubed that with the chicken. The ham was better and I wished I had used all ham instead. I saut?ed the onion along with bell pepper, celery, and garlic. I also added about a cup of shredded cheddar mixed in and crushed Ritz crackers on top. With all of those additions it was still just a take it or leave it dish. So for the amount of prep time it actually took, I have other recipes I prefer to spend the time on. I was looking for a tastey and easy weeknight supper but I would think if you make it the easy way as the recipe calls for it would have no taste at all.

  • flyingmangos
    Apr 7, 2015

    My hungry boys loved it and couldn't get enough. Luckily it makes two!!

  • BevAdam
    Aug 4, 2014

    My family is not a big fan of onions so I chose to omit them, BUT I crush butter crackers & sprinkle them on top & follow the baking directions

  • havingfunwithmyfamily
    Mar 30, 2014

    Very good. For future casseroles, and just because of my personal preference...I will saute the onion first. If you are not a big fan of crunchy onion, then I would suggest this for you, as well. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!