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Christmas Eve Casserole: Chicken with Noodles & Cheese

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, casserole with chicken and noodles
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breast, cooked and cubed you can substitute canned chicken
  • 2 12-ounce bags wide egg noodles cooked, drain most of the water
  • 3 large stalks celery diced
  • 2 cans Cream of Celery Soup best substitutions are Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom
  • 2 pounds Velveeta cheese, cubed you can use less if you prefer a less cheesy dish
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper chopped (you can substitute a small jar of pimentos)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook and cube chicken breasts unless using canned.

  2. If cooking your own chicken, reserve the broth that comes from cooking and add this to the water to cook the pasta - if adds good flavor.

  3. Cook egg noodles according to package. When done to desired firmness drain most of liquid - leave about 1 cup of liquid to help melt cheeses and soups.

  4. Add cheese to hot noodles and stir to begin melting.

  5. Add remaining ingredients and stir together until well combined.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 50 minutes till cheese is thoroughly melted and casserole is hot all the way through.