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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.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chicken dinners, stovetop chicken and noodles
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 591kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


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


  • Add broth, water, salt and remaining spices to a large pot or dutch oven then mix well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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.


Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 1742mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 4mg