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!Β 
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?),Β 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.

5 from 3 votes
Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet - dinner in under 20 minutes!
Chicken Noodle Skillet
Servings: 6
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (milk can be substituted)
  • 6 ounces wide egg noodles (about 3 3/4 cups)
  • 1 1/2 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.
Recipe Notes
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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  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.

  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. πŸ™‚

  7. This was delicious! Definetly comfort food πŸ™‚

  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 πŸ™‚

  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!

  14. Great recipe! We had a ton of leftover smoked chicken and nothing else in the house during a snow storm! I decided to give this recipe a try, thinking in the back of my mind that I would not like it because it reminded me of tuna noodle casserole. It was so much better!! I had 2.5 bowls!! Don’t judge me, my lunch wasn’t good so I was starving! I unfortunately didn’t have celery but thankfully that did not make a huge difference, it still tasted excellent. I bet it will be even better once I add celery. And just to make a note I did not change a single thing and it was perfect.

    Thank you for the quick, easy recipe!

  15. I made this tonight. Super easy and super delish!! Family loved it. This is my 4th recipe I have tried from you. Loved them all!! Thank you so much for taking the time to post them.

    I see a new cookbook in my future! haha

  16. Made this tonight and it was fabulous!! I will be making this again, Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Made this for dinner last night because my boyfriend loves chicken noodle soup, but he always leaves the broth. We added a ton of rotisserie chicken and substituted half and half instead of the cream, since I had that on hand. We stuffed our faces last night, and I just gobbled up the leftovers for lunch, and I wish there was more! Creamy and delicious. We will definitely be making this again and again πŸ™‚

  18. Gretchen meads says:

    Can this recipe be made then froze?

  19. Lorrie Hardway says:

    Really good! Made as written, just added a little spice per our taste. And I added some fresh spinach.

  20. Lorrie Hardway says:

    This was easy and so very yum! My son didn’t want chicken and noodles but said he’d eat some if it tasted good. LOL He went back for seconds and maybe thirds. I had purchased a rotisserie chicken the day before at a different store and it was so dry. No one wanted it…I told them I could make it moist if I put in a casserole. So viola! I found yours and it was really great and the icing on top of the cake was that it was easy! Thanks so much for sharing.

  21. Delicious! Thank you.

  22. I’ve made this several times, and it has been delicious each time! I added peas a couple of times. Tonight’s addition was mushrooms. I only use 1/4 cup of half-and-half instead of the cream to cut down on the fat. I think the dish could accommodate any herb. It is easy to cook and to clean up after. Thanks!

  23. Would this be similar to the chicken and noodles served over mashed potatoes like at Bob Evans?

  24. This was easy and amazing. I made this tonight with the frozen noodles. The noodle cook time was a little longer using frozen so I ended up adding more broth and cream. No big deal. The was a hit with the entire family. My adult daughter was on the phone during prep and she’s making it tomorrow! Thanks so much!

  25. josephine hamby says:

    I do have egg noddles can I use macaroni noodles or rice in its place ?

  26. josephine hamby says:

    I meant to say I do not have egg noodles can I use macaroni noodles or rice instead ?

  27. This is the second time I have fixed this. I put fresh baby bellas in after the garlic. We love mushrooms! It’s a great recipe!

  28. Thank you! We got home an hour after our normal dinner time. The kids were starving. I was exhausted, there was no way I was going to the store. Pinterest led me to your recipe. I had everything to whip this up. My VERY picky kids LOVED it. We have one who won’t eat onions for texture issues. I just cut it into VERY large hunks, and picked it out for her. There was none left. This one is a keeper (and way better than any canned soup recipe).

  29. I love this recipe so much. I found it via Pinterest and made it for the first time about a month ago and just made again last night. It’s good, and all 4 kids eat it (even if they pick out the celery, haha). I will definitely now be checking out your other recipes. 😍

  30. Tried this tonight; it was delicious! I’m saving it to my recipe box. Easy and inexpensive to make, will definitely make again. Thank you for sharing!