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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.


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Ingredients

  • 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