Chicken Noodle Delight Recipe

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A creamy casserole can make any day better. And, as Gail Schumacher of Berthoud, Colorado knows, it really satisfies on special occasions. “A neighbor made this dish for us when we had our second child,” she writes. “It was so good!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1-1/4 cups crushed saltines (about 35 crackers)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 653 calories, 44 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 180 mg cholesterol, 1635 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the soup, cream cheese, sour cream, milk, parsley, salt and onion salt. Stir in chicken.
  2. Drain noodles; toss with chicken mixture. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
  3. Combine cracker crumbs and butter; sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Noodle Delight in Light & Tasty

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2014

"this was ok."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"Excellent comfort food!!! Nothing but compliments!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I dont see it advertised as "healthy" anywhere so I have no idea what the previous "review" was referring to.But then again I thought this section was supposed to comment on how the recipes taste and turn out.

I made this and it was a hit. I got nothing but compliments."

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"With 44 grams of fat, I fail to see how this recipe could be classified as 'healthy'."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"This is very good with "Tex Mex Chicken Starter" as the cooked chicken. The sauce turns out deliciously rich, so I feel I would add a bit more noodles and chicken for more servings in the future. I love cream cheese and sour cream, so it was a great dinner!"

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