Easy Cheesy Chicken Noodles

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Chicken Noodle Soup meets Mac n’ Cheese.

Have you ever asked yourself what that would be like?

I know someone who did ask herself that very question one night while getting ready for bed, because, I don’t know, she likes to think about food at night when she gets ready for bed, okay?

And less than 24 hours later that same someone had slurped every last noodle out of the cheesy pan. I’m serious. This girl means business.

Cheesy chicken noodles coated in a creamy sauce and tossed with shredded chicken in a bowl.

And that same night, that someone’s husband made her, MADE her, whip up a batch of this addictively good cookie dough for dessert because, I don’t know, they eat cookie dough for dessert, okay? He also forced her to eat 99% of the dough. All she could do for the next 5 hours was snuggle up on the couch and read the Hunger Games. He is sooo mean.

For the sake of her dignity, she shall remain nameless.

But there’s one last thing. She told me that she really, really wants you to experience the joy of these chicken noodles.

Like, really. Like, now.

Cheesy chicken noodles coated in a creamy sauce and tossed with shredded chicken in a skillet.
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Easy Cheesy Chicken Noodles


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

These easy cheesy chicken noodles are comfort food at its best! Thick, soft egg noodles coated in a creamy sauce and tossed with shredded chicken.


Ingredients

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  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 lb. egg noodles (“homestyle”, thick and doughy)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 12 oz. cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used Cheddar and Monterrey Jack)
  • crumbled bacon or breadcrumbs for topping

Instructions

  1. Saute garlic in a medium saucepan with a little bit of olive oil over medium heat until soft and fragrant. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until noodles are just barely cooked.
  2. Dissolve the cornstarch in the cold water and add to the boiling noodles. Boil for about 1 minute and remove from heat. Add the chicken and stir to combine everything. Do not drain.
  3. Let noodles cool slightly – about 5 minutes – so that the broth will thicken into a sauce. Put pan back on low heat. Add butter, milk, and cheese and mix for about 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon or breadcrumbs and serve immediately.

Notes

Add an additional tablespoon or two of water/milk if the noodles have become too sticky after cooling. This will make it smooth and creamy again.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cheesy chicken noodles, chicken noodles, cheesy noodles

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So anyways.

If I may, I really (seriously) (actually for real seriously) want to say thanks so much for reading my blog, sharing my food, and leaving comments for me. I love connecting with all of you almost as much I love gobbling this up for dinner! Or maybe it could be a tie.

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      Lindsay

      My husband was definitely a fan. We reduced this from 4 servings to 2 servings because we just couldn’t contain our love of the noodles. 🙂

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    WOW! This looks amazing. I was just thinking about chocolate chip cookie dough in the shower this morning. Apparently, that is where I think about food:-) This and cookie dough. Sounds like a match made in heaven to me!

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      Lindsay

      lol… I’m sometimes privately embarrassed by the times and places I find myself thinking about food. And by sometimes I mean most days. 🙂

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        Gena Miller

        Best of both worlds!!
        People actually bake cookie dough? Doesn’t happen in my house…

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    barb

    Hi,

    Just wanted you to know that while we visited your grandma and grandpa Mork in Phoenix, we had your raisen bran muffins! They were delicious! I got the recipe and will be making them soon! Thanks!

    barb

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      Lindsay

      Oooh yummy, I was just thinking about those muffins! Glad to hear you guys had a fun time, even if the weather wasn’t the best…

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      Lindsay

      Ohh geez. I’ve reached a new low being compared to Lipton noodle packets. lol! 🙂 Hopefully you find this version a little more exciting, even if it does remind you of noodle packets.

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    Beth Ann Chiles

    Oh my goodness—the cheesy chicken noodles look wonderful! Printed out the recipe–another one to try!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You had me at “easy.” And then you had my heart at “macaroni and cheese.” Pretty sure this dish will become a new staple in the SuperChef household. I love anything quick and easy that just happens to taste like I was slaving over a hot stove all evening. Thanks for the great recipe! I can’t wait to try it… like really really soon!

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      Lindsay

      Tonight is the coldest night of winter so far in MN. WAHH! At least I have this in the fridge. Stay warm in Montana!!