Favorite Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe
- 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.
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).
1-1/3 cups equals 355 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 1,106 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.
Reviews for Favorite Creamy Chicken Casserole
"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."
"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."
"My hungry boys loved it and couldn't get enough. Luckily it makes two!!"
"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"
"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! "
"Super easy to make!"
"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."
"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."
"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!)"
"Wonderful comfort food. Forgot to put the melted butter in, but it didn't seem to matter! Love this!"
"My mom has made this casserole for many years. It's a family favorite and always something to throw together quickly."
"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"
"Have made this 3-4 times since my last post in April 2012. Easy to fix. YUM!"
"This is my idea of comfort food. Loved it! Will make again."
"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."
"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 :)"
"This was okay but quite bland. If I made it again, I would add garlic, green peppers, tomatoes and spices to add more flavour."
"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?"
"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."
"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???"
"I haven't made this recipe yet. Would like to but I am confused. Do you use 4 cans of soup to make this?"
"Tasty comfort food...loved it."
"As with *all* tasteofhome recipes, this deserves a higher rating than 5. Making again tonight. Delicious."
"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."
"Good & easy but nothing special"
"should have read, 2 cans of cream of celery soup instead of cream of chicken soup. Sorry"
"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!"
"Very easy and tasty. Even my picky kids asked for seconds. Would make this again."
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"I found this to be very "soupy"- a really wet consistency. Great flavour though."
"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."
"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."
"I used Campbell's Cream of Chicken with Herbs and it was delicious!"
"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."
"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!"
"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.YUMMY!"
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.