Discover the Delight of Chicken and Noodles

Are you looking for a quick and satisfying meal that both kids and adults will love? Look no further than this delightful Chicken and Noodles recipe. With savory egg noodles smothered in a luscious cream sauce, mixed vegetables, and tender chicken, it’s a weeknight winner that will please even the pickiest eaters!

A white plate with creamy chicken and noodles with vegetables and a fork on the side.

Creamy Goodness for All

If you’ve already fallen in love with my incredibly popular beef and noodles recipe, get ready to be blown away by this chicken version. The star of the show is undoubtedly the cream sauce. Bursting with flavor and featuring a tantalizing blend of regular and white cheddar cheese, every bite is a heavenly delight.

Unlike traditional chicken noodle casserole recipes, this one is conveniently prepared entirely on the stovetop, eliminating the need for baking. The addition of cream of mushroom soup lends a delightful casserole essence to the dish.

Mastering the Art of Chicken and Noodles

Making this scrumptious dish couldn’t be easier. Let me guide you through the simple steps:

  1. Begin by cutting the chicken into thin slices, seasoning them with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, and searing them in olive oil until they develop a beautiful golden color.

  2. In the same skillet, melt butter and stir in flour until fully combined. Gradually add the sauce mixture, stirring continuously to create a velvety consistency.

Cooking chicken in a skillet and making a roux in the same skillet.

  1. Incorporate the cream of mushroom soup into the sauce, allowing it to simmer and reduce while you bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions.

  2. Add the mixed vegetables to the sauce and let them heat through for 5 minutes, infusing the dish with delightful flavors.

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Adding vegetables to a cream sauce to make chicken and noodles.

  1. Lower the heat and sprinkle shredded cheese into the sauce, stirring until it melts and creates a creamy texture. Finally, add the diced chicken and cooked noodles, blending everything together to create a harmonious medley of flavors.

Adding cheese and chicken to a cream sauce for chicken and noodles.

  1. Serve this delectable creation and watch as your family devours every last bite.

Pro Tips for Perfection

To help you achieve the best results, here are some pro tips to keep in mind:

  • If you have leftover chicken, feel free to use it instead of fresh chicken. The fond left on the skillet when cooking fresh chicken adds an extra layer of flavor to the sauce.

  • Take care to ensure that the base of the sauce is at the right temperature before adding cheese. If it’s too hot, you might end up with a grainy consistency.

  • For optimal melting and flavor, always shred your cheese from a block rather than using pre-packaged shredded cheese.

  • If you prefer, you can substitute rotini pasta for egg noodles in this recipe.

  • In case you don’t have half and half on hand, milk or cream can be used as a substitute.

  • For an extra touch of deliciousness, sautéed mushrooms make a fantastic addition to this dish. Sauté them separately and stir them in at the end.

  • Should you prefer cream of chicken soup over cream of mushroom, feel free to make the switch. Alternatively, you can explore homemade cream of mushroom or cream of chicken recipes for a unique twist on the dish.

  • If you want a thinner sauce, skip the can of soup and use 1/2 lb. of noodles instead. For a creamier consistency, consider using heavy cream instead of milk.

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Taste That Stands the Test of Time

When it comes to storing this delightful dish, simply place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days. To extend the lifespan to up to three months, you can also freeze it. Just be sure not to overcook the pasta when reheating.

Creamy chicken and noodles on a white plate with vegetables.

Essential Tools for Culinary Success

To make your cooking experience even more enjoyable, consider having these essential tools at your disposal:

  • 3.5 quart enameled cast iron skillet – This versatile skillet is perfect for creating this recipe and features prominently in the process shots.

  • Cheese grater – Shred your cheese from a block for soups and sauces to enjoy superior melting and taste compared to packaged shredded cheese.

  • Food storage containers – These leakproof and microwave-safe containers are ideal for freezing leftovers, with each container holding exactly one cup of food.

  • Measuring spoons – Keep your utensil drawer tidy and organized with magnetic measuring spoons.

  • Pinch bowls – Pre-measure your seasonings and have them ready to go with these handy pinch bowls.

Explore Endless Culinary Adventures

If you’ve fallen in love with this Chicken and Noodles recipe, you’ll be delighted to know there are plenty more culinary adventures waiting for you. Try these next:

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