Creamy Chicken and Noodle Casserole
-3 Chicken Breasts
-1/2 Bag of Egg Noodles
-Stove Top Stuffing Savory Herbs
-2 cans of mixed veggies drained (I used two types..mixed and medley)
-1/2 can of value size Heinz chicken gravy
-1 family can of cream of chicken soup
-Salt, butter, garlic seasoning, and water
Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 while you are prepping everything.
1- boil chicken add butter salt and garlic seasoning
2- remove chicken once done and shread, put in pan with about a half cup of telhe water it was boiled in
3- boil noodles in the leftover water you boiled the chicken in, you may need to add more water. Cook noodles, 8-10 min until almost done. I don’t cook them fully so they aren’t too soft after baking. Drain noodles.
5- mix all ingredients in one pan, add salt and garlic seasoning to taste
6- cook stuffing accordingly to back if box.
7- spread stuffing on top
8- sprinkle cheddar cheese over stuffing
9- bake on 400 for 35min or until stuffing is a bit crispy.
Feeds our family of 4 and we have enough leftovers for the next day.
Q1: Can I use leftover cooked chicken in this casserole recipe? Yes, you can definitely use leftover cooked chicken in this recipe. Simply shred or chop the cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces and add them to the casserole as directed.
Q2: Can I freeze Creamy Chicken and Noodle Casserole? Yes, this casserole can be frozen. Prepare the casserole as instructed but do not bake it. Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil before freezing. When you’re ready to bake it, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then bake it according to the original recipe instructions.
Q3: Can I use different types of noodles in this casserole? Yes, you can use different types of noodles based on your preference. Egg noodles, rotini, penne, or even whole wheat noodles can be used. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time according to the type of noodles you choose.
Q4: Can I substitute the cream of mushroom soup with another soup? Yes, you can substitute the cream of mushroom soup with cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, or any other cream-based soup that complements the flavors of the casserole. The choice of soup can alter the taste slightly, so choose one that you enjoy.
Q5: Can I add vegetables to this casserole? Certainly! Adding vegetables like peas, carrots, broccoli, or spinach can enhance the nutritional value and flavor of the casserole. Just ensure that the vegetables are cooked or at least partially cooked before adding them to the casserole to ensure they are tender when the casserole is baked.
Q6: Can I prepare this casserole ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare this casserole ahead of time. Assemble the casserole according to the recipe instructions but do not bake it. Cover it tightly and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to bake it, let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes and then bake as directed.
Q7: How do I know if the casserole is cooked through? The casserole is ready when it’s hot and bubbling, and the top is golden brown. You can also insert a knife into the center of the casserole – if it comes out hot, the casserole is cooked through.