Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Casserole

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Casserole

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Casserole
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Casserole
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Who doesn't love a comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup? What if you could have that same comfort in the form of an easy chicken casserole recipe? Now you can with this Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Casserole. This chicken casserole recipe is one of the greats! Make this dish for dinner, and you can pretty much guarantee clean plates by the end of the meal. It's so delicious that you may not have any leftovers at all.

Serves8

Slow Cooker Time HIGH4 hr

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken (breast or thighs or a combination)
  • 1 (10-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 (14-1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth (see note 2)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (12-ounce) package wide egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 ounces canned, chopped pimento (see note 3)
  • salt and ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with vegetable spray.

  2. Pour the (undiluted) soup and the broth into the pot and add the bay leaf. Stir to combine.   

  3. Place the chicken into the broth mixture, cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours.

  4. Remove the chicken and shred with two forks into bite-size pieces.

  5. Add the dry noodles to the slow cooker, and stir to moisten. Return the chicken to the pot and stir in the celery and pimento.  

  6. Cover again and continue to cook for 1 more hour, stirring once or twice.

  7. Remove bay leaf, and taste for seasoning. Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.

Notes:

  1. This recipe was adapted from our reader-favorite recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Bake.

  2. You can use a combination of water and canned or homemade broth. Using all broth will increase the “chicken-y” flavor. 

  3. Canned chopped pimentos are simply preserved red bell peppers, not spicy. They add nice color and additional flavor but can be omitted if you don’t have any on hand.  They come in various size jars, including a 2-ounce size, or if you buy a larger jar, any extra will hold in the refrigerator several weeks.
     

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We really love this dish! I have made it several times. The first time it came out PERFECT!! The last few times I have noticed that the noodles just end up mushy after cooking for the hour and I have not figured out why yet. My son doesn't care for the crunchy celery (eventhough it is actually soft, not crunchy...he's just picky..lol) I have actually cooked the chicken this way and used it for other recipes. Today I actually put it in the crock pot while in a hurry and accidently added 2 cans of cream of chicken and only one can of broth. The chicken isn't as tender for shredding, but tastes just as good! Luckily it is for a different recipe, not this noodle one

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