Chicken and Noodles Recipe - Easy and Homemade with egg noodles
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Chicken and Noodles Recipe

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Chicken and Noodles Recipe: Easy and Homemade – These chicken and noodles using egg noodles are so creamy, and the perfect warm dish for a weeknight meal!

Chicken and Noodles Recipe - Easy and Homemade with egg noodles

Chicken and Noodles Recipe

FULL RECIPE AT BOTTOM OF PAGE!

Every time I think of chicken and noodles, I think of “chicken noodle” day at school, growing up. It was the best. Warm egg noodles and shredded chicken in a creamy sauce, served alongside apple butter and rolls… oh mylanta. It was incredible.  So it’s a bit of nostalgia around here when I make this dish, or when my mama makes it. (Which is where I learned how to make this dish! I have to thank her for so many recipes and cooking skillzzz that I’ve learned over the years.)

Speed Things Up with a Rotisserie Chicken

Now we all know I like quick and easy recipes around here. So normally, to make this recipe even easier, I’d usually use a rotisserie chicken from the store. That speeds things up quite a bit! So feel free to go that route! Or, if you have any frozen chicken breasts or thighs, this may be the perfect way to use them!

But for this round, I was lucky enough that my uncle supplied us with fresh chickens from his farm, and I decided to utilize the chicken for multiple recipes. That IS one of my favorite things to do. I feel so thrifty when I can get multiple recipes out of one chicken!

Ugly Photo Alert: Now, the photo below is not that pretty. But I couldn’t resist, because it’s all part of the story, of sharing tips and tricks to hopefully make your life a little bit easier.

Homemade chicken broth when cooking chicken - to make chicken and noodles

Or… Cook Your Chicken & Save the Broth for Later

So I threw (that would get messy), gently placed, a whole chicken in my big stock pot, and covered it with water. Then, I added a little salt and pepper, but that was about it. (I didn’t want to go overboard with spices, because I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to use the broth for.) I cooked it on medium heat for a couple of hours and it turned in to the most beautiful broth!

Tip: I also cooked my egg noodles (in a separate pot) during this time, sat them aside, and ran cold water over them to halt the cooking process until I was ready for them!

Now when I’m making homemade chicken broth, I usually follow THIS recipe, but I was out of carrots, onion and celery, so I said “to heck with it.” I was more interested in cooking the chicken anyway, to use for this chicken and noodles recipe.
(But just as a side note, in case you’re wondering, I used the broth the next day for my favorite Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe! My whole family was sick, and this was the perfect soup to soothe their little bodies.)

Cut up cooked chicken for this easy chicken and noodles recipe

Chop that Chicken

That sounds like a dance move… yes?

Once the chicken was cooked, I pulled it out of the broth and cut it up in to small pieces. (I also go the extra step to remove any fatty-skin pieces on the chicken, because well… that slimy texture kind of grosses me out.)

Creamy sauce for chicken and noodles

Quick and Creamy Sauce

After sautéing onions in butter (wipe the drool from your mouth like I do), add in the other ingredients (like the milk, flour, parmesan cheese, etc.) that make this sauce insanely good.  You can see those and the full recipe card below.

Add in cut up chicken to homemade chicken and noodles! Yum! So easy and quick. Great recipe!

Add in the chicken and cooked egg noodles, stir to coat, and you have chicken and noodles ready to eat in a jiffy!

Egg noodles in a chicken and noodles recipe - homemade and easy

Chicken and Noodles recipe - This creamy sauce is the best with the egg noodles and chicken!

Mmmm! Doesn’t this just look scrumptious!?

Spiff It Up?

So you know what I’m thinking about doing the next time? I’m thinking about putting the chicken and noodles in to a baking dish after cooking them, and sprinkling shredded cheese on top, and baking it for a little bit. So maybe turning it in to a chicken and noodle “bake” or something? Maybe throw in some bacon, green onions… who knows!

Maybe I’m just hungry at the time of writing this, but all of that sounds amazing. HOWEVER, I do love this basic, quick and easy chicken and noodles recipe just as it is! (And so does my family!)

Warm, comforting chicken and noodles - so easy and the best!

Chicken and Noodles Recipe - Easy and Homemade with egg noodles
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Chicken and Noodles Recipe

This dinner recipe is the ultimate comfort meal! Chicken, noodles, and a creamy broth and it can be whipped together in under 30 minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy chicken recipes, easy dinner recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 460 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked shredded/chopped chicken
  • 3 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/2 small white onion chopped
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 teaspoon salt as desired
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook egg noodles in 5 cups of water, according to package directions.
  2. Once cooked, drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  3. In a separate skillet or deep fry pan, add melt 1 tbsp butter.

  4. Add in chopped white onion and saute over medium heat until translucent.

  5. Reduce heat to med-low heat, and add in milk.

  6. Gradually add in flour, and continually whisk/stir until it thickens.
  7. Pour in parmesan cheese, salt and pepper: stir.

  8. Add in chicken and cooked egg noodles, and stir to coat noodles. Serve!

  9. TIP: if you prefer a soupier/creamier chicken and noodles, feel free to add more milk
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Noodles Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 recipe))
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 1093mg 46%
Potassium 405mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 10.6%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 31.2%
Iron 6.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I can’t wait to to hear if you add this to your rotating dinner menu! I certainly have. It’s also great left over, so you can plan on taking any left overs in your lunch or to send with your hubby/kids for their lunches!

Chicken and noodles recipe - by far the best and so easy to whip up on a weeknight!

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2 thoughts on “Chicken and Noodles Recipe

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  1. Lindsay says:

    Do you take your own recipe photos? If so, what camera do you use?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Lindsay! I do! Here’s a post that shares everything I use to take my photos! I hope it helps —> https://fantabulosity.com/photography-resources/

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