This Stovetop Chicken and Noodles recipe is comfort food at its best! Creamy, hearty, and oh-so-easy, this is a dinner you’ll find yourself making again and again.

close up image of stovetop chicken and noodles served in a red dutch oven.

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What do you think of when you hear the words “comfort food”? Maybe mashed potatoes? Or homemade lasagna topped with lots and lots of cheese? Personally, I think this Stovetop Chicken and Noodles is comfort food perfection.

This is a classic comfort food dish that combines chicken and egg noodles in a creamy, super flavorful sauce. It’s an easy to make meal that can be on your table in less than an hour, and it’s also the kind of dinner that will please everyone in the family—picky eaters included!

top down image of two bowls and a dutch oven of stovetop chicken and noodles.

Easy Stovetop Chicken and Noodles Recipe

Now, just to be clear, this isn’t chicken noodle soup! Chicken and noodles has some similarities to homemade chicken noodle soup, but it has more noodles and instead of a thin chicken broth, it’s made with a rich, creamy sauce. The noodles absorb the flavors of the sauce and chicken, making it even more delicious. 

Stovetop Chicken and Noodles is a great dish to serve any night of the week. It’s easy to make, filling, and all-around satisfying. This dish is also perfect for potlucks or family gatherings, as it can be easily doubled or tripled to serve a crowd. Bring it in a crockpot and use the “keep warm” setting so it’s piping hot and creamy when you’re ready to serve.

No matter when you make it, Stovetop Chicken and Noodles is sure to be a hit with everyone! 

ingredients to make stovetop chicken and noodles.

Ingredients

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Boneless chicken breasts – The raw chicken is cooked in the broth, adding lots of chicken flavor to the finished dish.
  • Chicken broth – Chicken stock is fine, too, but keep in mind that stock is unseasoned, so you’ll need to add some extra salt.
  • Water
  • Butter – You can use salted or unsalted butter.
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder – Minced fresh garlic cloves are fine too, but garlic powder makes this recipe even easier!
  • Cream of chicken soup – Using condensed soup means there’s no need for all-purpose flour or fussing with making a roux.
  • Egg noodles

Variations

If you’d like to add vegetables to your Stovetop Chicken and Noodles, you definitely can! Sauté some diced onions and mushrooms in butter. Or, make things easy, and add frozen carrots, corn, and/or peas.

steps to make stovetop chicken and noodles.

How to Make Stovetop Chicken and Noodles

  1. Prepare the cooking liquid: Stir together the broth, water, salt, and remaining spices in a large pot or large Dutch oven.
  2. Cook the chicken: Add the chicken breasts and butter to the pot. Cover, and heat over medium heat until the broth starts to boil. Then, reduce the heat to low. Continue cooking, covered, for 30 minutes. 
  3. Shred the chicken: Remove the chicken from the broth, and let it cool. Once it’s cool enough to handle safely, shred the chicken with two forks.
  4. Make the creamy sauce: Add the cream of chicken soup to the broth, and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Bring the liquid to a boil. Then, add the egg noodles and shredded chicken.
  5. Finish: Once the liquid has come to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium and cover. Cook for 2 to 5 minutes or until the noodles are about halfway done cooking. Turn off the stove, and keep the pot covered until the noodles soften and the sauce thickens.
forkful of stovetop chicken and noodles.

Quick Tip

The amount of time needed for the noodles to finish cooking can range from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the variety and thickness. Check after 5 minutes. Then, keep checking every few minutes after that.

How to Store Leftover Stovetop Chicken and Noodles

Transfer leftover Stovetop Chicken and Noodles to an airtight storage container, and store them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat gently over medium-low heat on the stove. Or, warm it up in the microwave.

You can also freeze Stovetop Chicken and Noodles in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Let leftovers thaw in the refrigerator, and reheat them according to the instructions above.

Serving Suggestions

Stovetop Chicken and Noodles can be served as-is or with a side like steamed broccoli, roasted vegetables, or air fryer Brussels sprouts. This dish also goes great with a fresh green salad and crusty French bread to soak up all that creamy sauce. Dinner rolls or homemade biscuits are great for pairing with this recipe too!

FAQs

Can you make chicken and noodles with canned chicken?

Much of the flavor in this recipe comes from cooking the chicken in the broth. If you use canned chicken or leftover chicken, you’ll end up with a much less flavorful dish.

Can you make chicken and noodles without chicken broth?

Yes, you can make chicken and noodles without chicken broth and use water instead. The dish won’t be as flavorful, though. Another option is to use vegetable or turkey broth if you happen to have those on hand. Or, add chicken bouillon to the water.

What can you substitute for cream of chicken soup?

Cream of potato soup or cream of celery soup would both work well in this Stovetop Chicken and Noodles recipe.

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Chicken and noodles in a pot.

Stovetop Chicken and Noodles

This Stovetop Chicken and Noodles recipe is comfort food at its best! Creamy, hearty, and oh-so-easy, this is a dinner you’ll find yourself making again and again.
4.05 from 44 votes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • whisk

Ingredients  

  • 4 cups chicken broth (32 ounces)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag egg noodles

Instructions 

  • Add broth, water, salt and remaining spices to a large pot or dutch oven then mix well.
    4 cups chicken broth (32 ounces), 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Place chicken breasts and butter into broth, cover, then heat over medium heat until broth starts to boil. Reduce heat to low then continue cooking, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove chicken from broth to cool.
    2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, 1/2 cup butter
  • Shred the chicken with two forks; set aside.
  • Add cream of chicken soup to broth then whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil then add egg noodles and return the chicken to the pot.
    2 (10-ounce) cans cream of chicken soup, 1 (12-ounce) bag egg noodles
  • Once simmering, reduce heat to medium, cover then cook for 2-5 minutes or until the noodles are approximately halfway done
  • Turn off the burner, keep covered, then let the pot rest until the noodles are done and the sauce has thickened.

Notes

The amount of time needed for the noodles to finish cooking can range from 5 minutes to 20 depending on the size, thickness, quality, variety, etc. of the noodles.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 708kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 1843mg | Potassium: 553mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 809IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg
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Comments

  1. Has anyone tried a little sour cream? Just wondering if a little tang would up the flavor a bit. Not that it needs it. I’m making this now for my granddaughter. My mom used to make it for me, and as a kid, I loved it. Thanks for bringing back a wonderful memory of my mom. I miss her so much.

  2. Sandra Roberson says:

    5 stars
    Easiest chicken and egg noodles dish EVER! Made this dish for my husband and hè loved it. He NEVER eat leftovers but he ate this dish for 2 days! He told me this was the best. This was the best and easiest recipe for me to feed to my Family and so glad I found this quick and easy delicious recipe! Thank you!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you so much for such a kind review, Sandra! We’re so glad you enjoyed it. 😊

  3. Can you use can chicken. Hope so would be a lot easier.

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We wouldn’t recommend it as boiling the chicken imparts a lot of flavor!

  4. 5 stars
    I put my own spin to it, instead of chicken breast, I used boneless chicken thighs as a substitute, and I also used extra wide egg noodles.

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We’re so glad you were able to make it work for you, Pedro!

  5. Chanler Kyriacou says:

    I am about to make this recipe. What are your thoughts on adding fresh parmesan? Do you think the recipe already has enough flavor or will the parmesan add more flavor to the dish?

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We think it’s plenty flavorful on its own but have had some readers love the addition of parmesan! It really depends on your preference. 😊

  6. Keaira Menard says:

    Is the nutrition facts for per serving? Or for the whole dish?

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      per serving!

  7. Everyone absolutely loved it. I will definitely add a little bit of onion next time for an added flavor. I did add broccoli and did one can cream of chicken and one can of cream of mushroom. It was delicious. Possibly sprinkle some Parmesan on it when it’s done till next time.

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you, Michele! We’re so glad you were able to make it work for you. 😊

  8. Sarah Barrick says:

    Delicious. My husband has food allergies (soy) so no “cream of ….” soups for us. If anyone has the same issue, I substitute white sauce (melt 1/4 C. Butter in a small sauce pan, stir in 1/4 C. Flour, then add 1 C. Milk or chicken broth, stir till thick).

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you for the feedback, Sarah! We’re so glad you’re able to make it work for you.

    2. Sarah, isn’t that just homemade cream sauce? Just canned soup have soy?

  9. Can you use rotisserie chicken instead of fresh chicken.?

  10. 4 stars
    Good. But I recommend more water, one can of cream of chicken and more salt

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you for the feedback!

  11. Joe Downey says:

    5 stars
    Great meal, one pot. Easy to make.

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you, Joe!

  12. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!!!! I wish I would have used 3 lbs of chicken instead of 2 but my family likes their meals meaty 🙂

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      You can never go wrong with extra chicken! We’re glad you enjoyed it, Tiffany. 😊

  13. Can you substitute cream of chicken for flour

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We don’t recommend it! The dish would come out too dry.

  14. 5 stars
    This recipe looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to make this for my family tonight for dinner. 🤤

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We hope you enjoy it, Angie!

  15. 5 stars
    Made this last minute for dinner tonite, loved it! Super easy and quick.Thanks for sharing! ❤️

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Emily!

  16. Bonnie Riggle says:

    This made an easy take-it to my sick friend! Thanks!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      That’s so nice of you, Bonnie!

  17. 4 stars
    Super easy and really tasty. I cut up chicken and sautéed with onions and garlic in olive oil then started next step. Turned out great!

  18. Elizabeth says:

    I have left over cooked chicken. Do I still need to do Step 2?

  19. 5 stars
    I just made this tonight and it was on point! It was super easy to make! I did add frozen peas and a little chopped onion and just used half the salt….yummmmmmmy! Definitely will make it again and again and again again and again. Thank you so much for sharing!

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