Chicken Noodle Casserole

(Last Updated On: August 11, 2020)

Chicken Noodle Casserole: Juicy chicken and tender egg noodles come together in this creamy and comforting casserole. Top it off with ritz crackers for the best dinner ever! Serve with biscuits, or garlic knots for a complete meal. 

 chicken casserole with peas and carrots on a black plate on a burlap tablecloth

I firmly believe anything can and should be turned into a casserole. With veggies, tender chicken, and broth this is almost reminiscent of chicken noodle soup. It is cheesy, creamy, and beyond comforting. It is like a hug on a plate.   Best of all this easy chicken noodle casserole comes together in 10 minutes flat.

It is perfect for a family dinner. It would also be wonderful to gift to a family who has suffered a loss or just had a baby.

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a closeup of chicken noodle casserole in a glass 9x13 pan

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Freeze It?

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This chicken egg noodle casserole makes a great freezer meal. I like to make a double batch:  one for that night’s dinner and the other for another time. Prepare the 2nd casserole in a disposable pan and store it in the freezer.  Be sure to cover tightly. When stored properly it will last up to 3 months in the freezer. Thaw overnight before baking. For more tips on freezing casseroles check out this post.

 

How Long Does It Last?

This casserole will last about 2-3 days in the fridge.  Be sure to store in an airtight container.

a wooden slotted spoon with chicken noodle casserole on it

Variations

  1. I used poached chicken breast for this recipe. You can use any chicken you have on hand such as leftover, rotisserie, or even grilled. You could even use leftover turkey instead.
  2. Noodles: Any noodles will work, I just happened to have egg noodles in my pantry.
  3. Topping: Ritz Crackers remind me of my grandparents are my go-to for topping casseroles. Any crunchy topping would work though: try potato chips, french fried onions, or croutons.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Don’t overcook the pasta. Cook until pasta is just al dente (it should still be a little chewy). The noodles will continue to cook while the casserole is in the oven.
  2. You can prepare this dish the morning or night before to save time. Mix all your ingredients in a bowl, and add the Ritz crackers right before baking.
  3. Make sure the top of your noodles are well coated in the sauce mixture. If not they could dry out, and get overly crunchy.
  4. If your topping begins to brown before your casserole is cooked through, cover with foil.

Serve With

a close up of chicken noodle casserole in a glass casserole dish

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

Juicy chicken and tender egg noodles come together in this creamy and comforting casserole. Top it off with ritz crackers for the best dinner ever!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken noodle casserole, chicken noodle casserole recipe, how to make chicken noodle casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 521kcal
Author Krystle Smith
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Ingredients

  • 1 12 Ounce Package Egg Noodles Cooked according to package directions
  • 3 Cups Cooked Chicken Cubed
  • 1 Cup Mayoannnaise
  • 1 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Sweet Onion Diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 1/2 Cups Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1 Cup Ritz Crackers Crushed (About 24 Ritz Crackers)
  • 1/4 Cup Butter Melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with foil. Spray with non stick cooking spray.
  • In a small skillet, saute onion until transluscent about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and cook for about 1 more minte.
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, broth, mayonnaise, cheese, frozen vegetables, and onion/garlic. Fold in noodles.
  • Spread into prepared pan. Evenly pour Ritz crackers on top. Drizzle with butter.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

  1. I used poached chicken breast for this recipe. You can use any chicken you have on hand such as leftover, rotisserie, or even grilled. You could even use leftover turkey instead. 
  2. Any crunchy topping will work: try potato chips, french fried onions, or croutons. 
  3. Don't overcook the pasta. Cook until pasta is just al dente (it should still be a little chewy). The noodles will continue to cook while the casserole is in the oven. 
  4. If your topping begins to brown before your casserole is cooked through, cover with foil. 

Nutrition

Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2233IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 2mg
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