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Favorite Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe

Favorite Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe

I created this noodle casserole when my husband was craving a dish his aunt used to make. It tastes and smells great and is now a staple at our house. —Mari Warnke, Fremont, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 4 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain noodles; add to chicken mixture.
  • 2. Transfer to two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casseroles up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°, stirring twice. Yield: 2 casseroles (5 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 355 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1106mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

Reviews for Favorite Creamy Chicken Casserole

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DWare5883 User ID: 5884353 246217
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"I liked it. It's a nice country style dish. I thought it was pretty easy to make. Definitely saut? the onion or chop them fine if you don't want your onions crunchy. I also added another cup to cup and a half of noodles to make it thicker. Also added corn to the frozen peas and carrots."

Oldwell User ID: 8170545 245831
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"I feel terrible saying this, but I Just don't understand how this got such high ratings. I followed the advice of several other reviewers who said it was bland and tweaked it. I happened to have a thick slice of deli ham on hand from another recipe so I cubed that with the chicken. The ham was better and I wished I had used all ham instead. I saut?ed the onion along with bell pepper, celery, and garlic. I also added about a cup of shredded cheddar mixed in and crushed Ritz crackers on top. With all of those additions it was still just a take it or leave it dish. So for the amount of prep time it actually took, I have other recipes I prefer to spend the time on. I was looking for a tastey and easy weeknight supper but I would think if you make it the easy way as the recipe calls for it would have no taste at all."

flyingmangos User ID: 1591721 224428
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"My hungry boys loved it and couldn't get enough. Luckily it makes two!!"

BevAdam User ID: 7918599 173757
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"My family is not a big fan of onions so I chose to omit them, BUT I crush butter crackers & sprinkle them on top & follow the baking directions"

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 174371
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"Very good. For future casseroles, and just because of my personal preference...I will saute the onion first. If you are not a big fan of crunchy onion, then I would suggest this for you, as well. Thank you for the wonderful recipe! "

WendyHewitt User ID: 1363693 104718
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"Super easy to make!"

rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 173754
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"Used stir fry veggies and only 3 cans of soup, 2 chicken and 1 celery. It was really good. Topped w/ French's French Fried Onions to give it some crunch. We can eat on this most of the week."

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 158677
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Yum! I used sautéed veggies instead of frozen and only 3 cans of soup . I prefer to sauté the onion before using in dishes like this to avoid crunchy onion in every bite."

dverzic User ID: 762717 177389
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"Pretty good. The only thing I did differently was I subbed garlic salt for the regular salt and added a little extra onion. It would make a good filling for chicken pot pie, (if I ever would try that!)"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 104711
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"Wonderful comfort food. Forgot to put the melted butter in, but it didn't seem to matter! Love this!"

shereeder User ID: 1853566 87614
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

"My mom has made this casserole for many years. It's a family favorite and always something to throw together quickly."

imabower50327 User ID: 2995609 209845
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"Really good with cubed Spam instead of chicken , cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken and chow mein noodles mixed in. Sprinkle more chow mein noodles on top towards end of baking time"

Joscy User ID: 2694585 172333
Reviewed May. 16, 2013

"Have made this 3-4 times since my last post in April 2012. Easy to fix. YUM!"

tremel88m User ID: 7130896 100903
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"This is my idea of comfort food. Loved it! Will make again."

schillerm User ID: 6702960 177363
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"Simple, easy and delicious! My 7y.o. daughter wants to start learning to cook, so she decided to make this for the family. She was so proud :) It's nice to have recipes that are simple but still delicious and healthy. We modified the recipe by using healthy Request soups in attempts to bring the sodium and fat down."

tchr90 User ID: 2795278 100900
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"Very tasty! I liked it just the way it was (followed exact directions) but my husband thought it was bland. But then again, he puts Tabasco on vitrually everything LOL! To luvmy2cats--I used 4 cans total but in most "cream" soup recipes you can substitute if you don't have a certain soup. For example I could've made this with 2 cans of cream of chicken and 2 cans of cream of mushroom if I didn't have the cream of celery...hope this helps :)"

Abby_21 User ID: 1024283 92571
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"This was okay but quite bland. If I made it again, I would add garlic, green peppers, tomatoes and spices to add more flavour."

luvmy2cats User ID: 5767967 92569
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"Would like to make this but MrsKase, when you say 2 cans of cream of celery soup instead of cream of chicken soup, does that mean just two cans altogether for this recipe?"

dorist User ID: 2541664 209844
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"Talk about comfort food. This was great. Although I was short a can of cream of celery so I put in a can of cream of potato in its place."

gcwjls User ID: 4769879 209843
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"Regarding using 4 cans of soup..Well, I think the recipe states to use 2 cans of cream of chicken soup and 2 cans of cream of celery,,this does equal 4 cans..Seems like a lot to me???"

luvmy2cats User ID: 5767967 92568
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"I haven't made this recipe yet. Would like to but I am confused. Do you use 4 cans of soup to make this?"

hedjo User ID: 4179463 173751
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"Tasty comfort food...loved it."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 174343
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2012

"As with *all* tasteofhome recipes, this deserves a higher rating than 5. Making again tonight. Delicious."

tiger976 User ID: 5773271 161498
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"I rated this recipe a few hours ago. I said it was good & easy but nothing special. My 20 year old daughter came home and tried it, said she thought it was very good and would eat it again."

tiger976 User ID: 5773271 161496
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"Good & easy but nothing special"

MrsKase User ID: 3265136 104779
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"should have read, 2 cans of cream of celery soup instead of cream of chicken soup. Sorry"

MrsKase User ID: 3265136 87613
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"I cut in half for one meal only; i used 2 cans of cream of celery soup and cream of chicken(it was what I had already in cupboard) and frozen mixed vegetables. Very Good!"

rotts4me User ID: 1988355 209842
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"Very easy and tasty. Even my picky kids asked for seconds. Would make this again."

hglause User ID: 5660745 161495
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"We loved this! i did cut the recipe in half, because we are a smaller family. It fed all 4 of us and we had enough for leftovers. Made a ton. Will make again, and share with others."

mlblake User ID: 4362429 161482
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2010

"Very good! I just made one big casserole that my family ate off of for a couple of days, perfect for lunches. This is definitely a keeper!"

emsgatorgirl User ID: 4011946 87612
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"Loved this! I sauté the chicken prior with some seasoning and used frozen broccoli though. I will definatley be making this often. It was so easy and quick!"

Jessica2783 User ID: 5112860 161481
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"I found this to be very "soupy"- a really wet consistency. Great flavour though."

minnie User ID: 7775663 100899
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"Yum, Yum, Yum, I used steamed fresh carrots and broccoli in place of the frozen ones. I'm going to try putting a pie crust on top next time. I will be making this often."

damatriarch06 User ID: 5051490 141407
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"Easy to make and simply delicious for when you're in the mood for comfort food. I did it with cream of celery and cream of chicken with mushroom soup. I also sauted the chicken (adding a bit of seasonings to the chicken at this point), onion and vegetables in a bit of oil before adding the soup and milk and butter to the pot, then mixed in the noodles and put it all in the oven. No bowl required! Yummy."

ksb223 User ID: 1270993 158676
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2010

"I used Campbell's Cream of chicken with Herbs and it was delicious!"

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 172282
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"I made one casserole for my family and one for a friend. Everyone liked it. My husband doesn't like peas, so I used California blend veggies and added mushrooms to my family's. Great for when you have leftover chicken, also."

rward78 User ID: 4285111 87603
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"We made this into a chicken pot pie...we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it...all we did was eliminate the noodles and substitue with crescent rolls. Used one can to line a 9x13 dish (sprayed with butter spray) and poured in the filling and topped with another can of the crescent rolls....yummy!"

nelson3mom User ID: 1915672 92567
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"My whole family LOVED this recipe! The only thing I did different was used cream of celery instead of cream of chicken because I didn't have any cream of chicken on hand.


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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.