There are nights when I feel like comfort food for dinner. Usually, for me, those are days that have been frustrating or maybe it’s just been a dreary weather day. Honestly, I don’t really need much of an excuse for comfort food 🙂
This Creamy Chicken with Noodles recipe is one of those comfort foods. It is a simple recipe without much prep or fancy ingredients. That makes it a perfect recipe for me and my family.
This creamy dish is simple and delicious! Hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
- 1 Tbsp Oil
- 4 Chicken Breasts, boneless skinless
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 6 oz Angel Hair pasta, uncooked
- 1 can (10 3/4 oz) Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 1/4 cups Half-and-Half
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 3 slices Bacon, precooked, crumbled
Heat oven to 350oF. Spray a 2 ½ quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
In a 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and season with garlic salt and pepper on both sides. Cook chicken about 4-5 minutes, turning once, until golden in color. (Don't worry if it isn't completely cooked, it will be going into the oven).
While chicken is cooking, cook pasta as directed on package; drain.
In a large bowl, mix soup, half-and-half, and paprika; reserve ¾ cup of sauce.
Stir cooked pasta into the large bowl of sauce.
Place pasta mixture in casserole dish; top with chicken breasts. Spoon the reserved sauce over chicken. Top with crumbled bacon.
Cover and bake 20 minutes; uncover and bake 10-15 minutes or until sauce bubbles. Serve with your favorite vegetable or salad for a complete meal.
There are easy changes you can make to this recipe to suit your tastes or what you have on hand.
You could use boneless chicken thighs - you will probably need to cook them longer before putting them in the oven.
You could add frozen broccoli to the pasta mixture.
You could use spaghetti or another thin pasta.
Of course, you could use more bacon. I used 4 slices....when isn't more bacon better 🙂
I used three chicken breasts instead of four since that's all I need for our family.
This recipe has been adapted from the Betty Crocker Smothered Chicken Casserole.