Chicken Noodle Casserole
Juicy chicken and tender egg noodles come together in this creamy and comforting chicken noodle casserole. Top it off with ritz crackers for the best dinner ever!
12 Ounce Package
Cooked according to package directions
Low Sodium Chicken Broth
Frozen Mixed Vegetables
Crushed (About 24 Ritz Crackers)
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.
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.
Ingredient Notes and Shopping Tips
: I like the flavor and texture egg noodles bring. However, they do tend to soak up more liquid. If you use regular pasta, you may need to dial back the broth a bit.
: I used poached chicken breast for this recipe. However, you can use any chicken you have on hand such as rotisserie, or even grilled.
: This adds a wonderful creaminess to this dish. If you're not a fan try sour cream or cream of chicken soup instead.
: Use low sodium broth to avoid an overly salty result.
: Any crunchy topping would work though: try potato chips, cornflakes french fried onions, or croutons.
Tips and Tricks
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.
: 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.
: Make sure the top of your noodles are well coated in the sauce mixture. If not they could dry out, and get overly crunchy.
: If your topping begins to brown before your casserole is cooked through, cover with foil.I also like to use foil on the bottom of my pan to make cleanup a breeze.
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