Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet

This Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet is a family friendly dinner that can be made in under 20 minutes all in one pan!ย 
Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet - dinner in under 20 minutes!

As I was making this Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet the phrase “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” kept running through my mind. It was Sunday night, I had nothing on the dinner menu, and I really wanted to make something that my kids wouldn’t whine about.

First thought, pasta. Who doesn’t like pasta? Second thought, veggies. I have to have veggies with every meal to make myself feel better about life. Third thought, protein. If the meal doesn’t have protein in it my husband doesn’t consider it a meal. I know he’s not a kid (or is he?),ย but I didn’t want him whining either (ha, he never would…I kid).

Ta da! Chicken Noodle Skillet thingy. Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet - dinner in under 20 minutes! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comYou start off with the trinity: celery, onion, carrots. It’s the base of most soups for a reason. It’s flavor and comfort. It’s the smell you remember from your mom’s kitchen. I couldn’t start this recipe without it. Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet - dinner in under 20 minutes! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThe beauty of this dish is it’s all cooked in one pan! One dish to do. Can I get an amen? And if you’re feeling ambitious and want to make your own noodles, that would be over the top amazing.

Chicken Noodle Skillet
Serves: 6
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup chopped carrot
  • ¾ cup diced celery
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3½ cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream (milk can be substituted)
  • 6 ounces wide egg noodles (about 3¾ cups)
  • 1½ cups cooked and shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works well here)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the carrot, celery, and onion. Sautee in the butter until veggies are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for about 30-60 seconds.
  2. Add the flour and cook for about 3 minutes or until mixture is thick. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and cream and bring the heat up to medium-high. Add the egg noodles and cook for 5-7 minutes or until noodles are soft.
  3. Add the chicken to the noodles for the last minute or two of cooking to heat the chicken through. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Ways to make this easier: use minced garlic from a jar. It's great to have on hand.
The noodles will soak up the liquid the longer it cooks so you can add milk or chicken broth to thin it out if you need to.
You can also use any pasta you have but egg noodles definitely cook the fastest so you may need more liquid and more time to cook if you use other pasta. Frozen egg noodles are amazing in this. They are in the frozen section next to frozen dough.
Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet - dinner in under 20 minutes!
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Christy is the voice behind The Girl Who Who Ate Everything! She is no stranger to making meals that kids and adults will love. She grew up in Mesa, Arizona as the youngest of ten kids. She can always be found in her kitchen with music playing and cooking with her kids. She published her first cookbook in 2014. She loves party food that gets the conversations going!

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  1. This chicken noodle skillet looks yummy. We are all pasta fans in our house. I absolutely love that this is a one pan dish. Fa recipe thanks. Sammie.

  2. Looks great! I’ll try it with Italian egg noodles – been dying to try them out for a while

  3. Sounds delicious! Plus I love the fact that it doesn’t require dirtying up a bunch of pans!! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    XO – Sarah

  4. This was a staple in our house when I was growing up.

    • Ooh really? Thought I made it up.

      • I am sure you did make it up…I have made a version of this for years but yours sounds much better! Mine is just chicken, broth and egg nodles, I bet the woman that made throriginal comment is referring to that version also. I can’t wait to try your version…sounds magnificent! Keep up the great work!

  5. oh wow this looks amazing!


  6. My husband is the same way! If there isn’t meat, then it isn’t a meal! One day he will learn to love vegetables…or so I hope. Looking forward to trying your skillet recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. This was delicious! Definetly comfort food ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. How many people does this recipe feed?

  9. Can you add green peas instead of carrots to this?

  10. I don’t have a rotisserie chicken – so was just going to cook some up and shred it to put in. How much would yield 1 1/2 cups – a pound maybe??

  11. Turned out great! Thanks for an easy weeknight recipe.

  12. This was a huge hit with my extremely picky son! Only thing I did different was add a little rosemary. This is a definite keeper if I can get him to eat it thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I made this recipe tonight. You are right it did only take 20 minutes and that included washing and cutting the vegetables! It was delicious! I used the frozen noodles too. Yum! Thank you!