Hearty Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe
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Hearty Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

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I work at home while caring for our two children, so I have to be creative at mealtimes to fix something quick and nutritious that everyone enjoys. This homey casserole fits all the requirements." —Lori Gleason of Minneapolis, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried savory
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces wide egg noodles, cooked and drained

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 343 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 681mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 3 lean meat 1 fat

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink. Add the broth, carrots, celery and savory. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Pour over chicken mixture. Add noodles; mix well.
  3. Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Noodle Casserole in Light & Tasty February/March 2002, p29

Full-Bodied White Wine

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


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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"I used left over roast chicken so l did not fry. I added a tsp of sambal, should have been more.

It was very good, it took longer to make than said....but l boiled the noodles then did everything in the same pan, pot. I mixed the flour and butter so long didn't need to have another pot, added to the veg. And added the milk.
I would make this again. Janet. VFE"

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"My 17-year old son has made this three times this winter and everyone who tries it, loves it! Thanks for sharing it with us! It's a winner!!"

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"Good quick meal and the family loved it."

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"I've made this several times, hearty comfort food! My family loves it!"

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"This recipe is also easily adapted for a gluten-free diet. Noodles made from brown rice can be used, and you can change the 3 tbsp of flour to 3 tbsp of corn starch."

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