Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole

An easy weeknight meal for busy families that combines chicken breast with creamy noodles, fresh peas and oodles of melted cheese. This will be a family favourite and a regular on your weekly meal rotation!
Serves: 5
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Ingredients

1 large chicken breast, boneless and skinless
2 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
3 cups broad egg noodles
2 tbsp butter, divided
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups half and half cream
1 1/2 cups shredded marble cheese
1 cup fresh peas
4 tbsp bread crumbs

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Cook the egg noodles in a large pot of boiling water according to the package directions.  Strain and set aside.

  3. In a small bowl, melt 1 tbsp of the butter.  Stir in the bread crumbs and set aside.

  4. Dice the chicken breast into bite-size pieces.  Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat and add the chicken pieces.  Cook the chicken until it is evenly browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes.  Transfer the chicken to a plate lined with a piece of paper towel; set aside.

  5. Add 1 tbsp of the butter to the skillet and add the onions and celery.  Cook until the onions are translucent and beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. 

  6. Stir in the soup, half and half and shredded cheese.  Mix on low heat until well combined and the cheese is beginning to melt.  Stir in the chicken, noodles and peas.

  7. Pour the noodle mixture into a deep dish pie plate and crumble the bread crumb mixture on top. 

  8. Bake for 30 minutes, serve immediately.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Info

Per serving Amount
Calories419
Protein19 g
Fat26 g
Saturated Fat13 g
Carbohydrate30 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar2 g
Cholesterol99 mg
Sodium587 mg
Per serving % Daily Value
Potassium185
Calcium22
Iron4
Vitamin A23
Vitamin C6