Easy (and Delicious) Homemade Chicken and Noodles

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Growing up in Nebraska, homemade chicken and noodles was a favorite meal of mine.  My sous-chef dish-washing mother would buy a whole chicken in a can.  At that time, there was no such thing as fresh deli rotisserie chicken, like we can buy now in most grocery stores, Sam’s or Costco.

delicious Homemade Chicken and Noodles

I remember when mom would open that can and dump out the gelatinous goop of meat and bones.  She would painstakingly pick the bones clean placing the meat in a pot of boiling water that would become a thick, beautiful, fragrant start to her homemade chicken and noodles.

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Chicken and Noodles Served Over Mashed Potatoes

 

shredded chicken breast

shredded chicken

Once married and cooking on my own, I never could bring myself to buy a big can of that pre-cooked whole chicken.  Instead, I would buy a few chicken breasts, cook and shred them and use them in various main dishes, including chicken and noodles.

baked roast chicken

Today, I prefer to start with rotisserie chicken, either from my grill or from the local market.  We dive into this hot and tasty chicken enjoying it alongside a baked sweet potato and some vegetables. It is the chicken leftovers that turns ordinary chicken and noodles into extraordinary comfort food!

Cooking Amish noodles

Cooking Amish noodles

Sometimes I make homemade noodles (recipe for those below too), but when I can find Amish noodles I stock up for recipes such as this one.  They cook up perfect, don’t get mushy and last through several warmings as we eat the leftover chicken and noodles.  I cook the noodles in chicken broth, homemade or store-bought.

chicken and noodles panful

After the noodles have cooked in the broth, the cooked chicken, minced onion, and a can of cream of chicken soup brings this pot of goodness over the top!

Upclose chicken & noodles mashed potatoesq

Not everyone serves their homemade chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes.  This is the way my sous-chef dish-washing momma did it, and so this is the way I enjoy and recommend it. 🙂

Chicken and Noodles Over Mashed Potatoes

Chicken and Noodles Over Mashed Potatoes

For the ultimate comfort food dinner, I urge you to put your homemade chicken and noodles on your “wanna make this soon” list.  Btw – leftover turkey works well also.  Just saying!

The recipe at the bottom of this post gives you a couple different options for the chicken.  For convenience,  chicken and noodles can be made and then placed in the Crock Pot on low for a few hours until ready to serve. (Add more water if needed.)

Do you eat homemade chicken and noodles on mashed potatoes?  Let us know in the comments below!

Have a Blessed Week!
~Catherine

p.s.  I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite Bible verses on blessings:

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:19

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” -James 1:17

“fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” -Isaiah 41:10

Easy (and Delicious) Homemade Chicken and Noodles

Easy (and Delicious) Homemade Chicken and Noodles

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

I grew up eating chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes. It is still one of my favorite comfort foods. This recipe is really easy but packs a wallop of flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole cooked rotisserie chicken or 1 lb. of chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 5 Tablespoons chicken base (bouillon)
  • 8 ounces Amish style thin to medium egg noodles
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon dried onion
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Debone your cooked rotisserie chicken, shredding the meat as you go. Or cook chicken breasts and shred.
  2. Fill a large pot with 8 cups water, add butter and 5 tablespoons chicken soup base or bouillon. Bring to a boil making sure all the soup base dissolves. Add noodles and cook for 8 to 12 minutes until the noodles are soft.
  3. Add 1 Tablespoon minced dried onion and 1 can cream of chicken soup. Add in shredded chicken.
  4. Reheat to a simmer but do not boil. At this point, you can keep on the stove on low until ready to eat or for up to an hour.
  5. Serve over mashed potatoes.

Notes

Chicken and noodles can be served over mashed potatoes or by themselves in a bowl with biscuits on the side.

*Add more water if after cooking the noodles the broth is completely soaked up. This dish should be a little soupy, but thicker than a noodle soup. The noodles and cream of chicken will help to thicken the broth.

**For convenience, chicken and noodles can be made and then placed in the Crock Pot on low for a few hours until ready to serve. (Add more water if needed.)

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 116mg Sodium: 482mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 31g
Nutrition may vary depending on your exact ingredients.
Easy Homemade Egg Noodles

Easy Homemade Egg Noodles

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Homemade noodles are quite easy to make and wonderfully delicious! These are quick and can be cooked right away!

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder* Optional

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl or food processor. Mix well. If using food processor just pulse on and off to mix well.
  2. Once fully combined form the dough into a ball.
  3. Flour a flat surface and roll the dough out.
  4. Once the dough reaches 1/4″ thickness, cut the dough into strips, the width can vary depending on if you want a thin noodle or a thicker noodle.
  5. Cut the strips into your desired length.
  6. At this point, the noodles can be left to dry for several hours or they can be cooked right away.
  7. Drop them directly into the soup you are making, or into boiling water.
  8. They should float once fully cooked.

Notes

*The baking powder makes for a thicker noodle. For thinner noodles omit the baking powder.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 126mg Sodium: 846mg Carbohydrates: 65g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 0g Protein: 14g
Nutrition may vary depending on your exact ingredients.

easy Homemade Chicken and Noodles

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