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Easy Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

*This easy chicken noodle casserole recipe was first published in 2011 when my blog was very new. I’ve added updated photographs, more information, and the printable recipe option. 

This “comfort food” dinner has been a family favorite since my kids were very small. It was one of the meals I could make that EVERYONE liked. Over the years I have changed a few things to make it easier, but the taste is still the same. Before deli departments offered rotisserie chickens, I baked fresh chicken breasts. This added a time-consuming step to the process. By using a rotisserie chicken, the prep time is cut in half. 

This easy chicken noodle casserole recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Makes a quick week night dinner or Sunday supper. Uses rotisserie chicken from the deli!

Easy Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe Tips

  • I served this casserole with fresh fruit and good rolls. The combination was so easy and quick to prepare.
  • As our kids got older, I had to double the recipe. It doubles nicely and bakes evenly in a 9 x 13 pan. 
  • I always use fresh bread crumbs but of course, if you are pressed for time, store-bought bread crumbs will work just fine.
 
This easy chicken noodle casserole recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Makes a quick week night dinner or Sunday supper. Uses rotisserie chicken from the deli!
This easy chicken noodle casserole recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Makes a quick week night dinner or Sunday supper. Uses rotisserie chicken from the deli!

Easy Chicken Noodle Casserole

This easy chicken noodle casserole recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Makes a quick week night dinner or Sunday supper. Uses rotisserie chicken from the deli!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups egg noodles measured before cooking
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 3/4 cup Milk (or fill the soup can 3/4 full)
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 deli rotisserie chicken breast meat only
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • fresh bread crumbs ( I use 2 hamburger buns.)
  • olive oil for drizzling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cook the egg noodles according to package directions. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together cream of celery soup, milk and mayonnaise.
  • Remove the breast meat from the rotisserie chicken. Roughly chop and add to the soup mixture.
  • If there is any juice in the chicken bag, add it to the soup mixture.
  • Add the noodles to the soup and chicken. Don't add them all at once. The mixture should be a little soupy so sometimes I don't use all the noodles.
  • Stir in the peas.
  • Put the mixture in a casserole dish prepared with nonstick spray.
  • Make fresh bread crumbs by grinding two hamburger buns in a mini food processor. Put on top of casserole. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes. When done, top will be golden and edges will bubble.
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This easy chicken noodle casserole recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Makes a quick week night dinner or Sunday supper. Uses rotisserie chicken from the deli!
 
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I used to bake this in a basic pyrex dish. I’ve upped my game a little since the old days…now I use this ruffled baking dish that was a Christmas gift a few years ago. The casserole doesn’t taste any different, but the presentation is much better!
 
This easy chicken noodle casserole recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Makes a quick week night dinner or Sunday supper. Uses rotisserie chicken from the deli!
 
This easy chicken noodle casserole recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Makes a quick week night dinner or Sunday supper. Uses rotisserie chicken from the deli!
 
I haven’t talked about the whole empty nest thing for a while but since the holidays, I am feeling it more than usual. Truly, no one knows better than me that we can’t go back. Sometimes though, there’s no harm in thinking about it. Right now, I would give pretty much anything to have just one meal with my family the way we were back then…before my kids grew up. Since I can’t do that, I hope some family out there makes this easy chicken noodle casserole recipe for dinner. I hope they sit around a table and talk…and just enjoy each other’s company. At the end of the day, that’s what life is all about. 
 
The Emile Henry Artisan Ruffled Dish is HERE