This easy homemade chicken noodle soup casserole can be made in the crock pot, in the instant pot or in the oven. It’s healthy, simple to pull together and can be made using shredded chicken or a rotisserie chicken picked up from the grocery store.
Do you ever take a spoonful of chicken noodle soup and wish that there was something more to sink your teeth into?
Nothing warms the home and soul like a robust chicken noodle soup when it becomes a CASSEROLE. This dish is sturdy enough to stand alone, or be served with a warm bread and side salad.
Trust me, it gets into all the nooks and crannies and leaves the family completely fulfilled!
Making the Base of Your Soup: Shredded Chicken
This casserole is made with shredded chicken. You can grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and pull the meat off, but once you see how easy it is to make your own shredded chicken, you’ll be whipping up a batch on your own.
Watch the video below to see the easiest way to make shredded chicken.
If you whip up a batch of shredded chicken as part of your monthly meal prep, you can serve this homemade chicken noodle soup casserole at least once a week and have it on the table in no time!
How to Make Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole
Once you have your base (shredded chicken), the rest is about as easy as it gets.
Sautee your favorite veggies, thicken with chicken broth and flour and then add your shredded chicken and egg noodles.
After a quick zip in the oven, you’ll be enjoying this amazingly hearty and healthy chicken noodle soup casserole in no time.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole RecipePrint
- 3 Cups shredded chicken (2 – 3 chicken breasts – click here to see the easiest way to make shredded chicken.)
- 3 TBS Butter
- 2 TBS Flour
- 2 Cups Chicken Broth
- 1 Cup Water
- ½ Cup finely chopped onion
- ½ Cup finely chopped carrots
- ½ Cup celery (or 1 tsp celery salt)
- 2 Cups Wide Egg Noodles Uncooked
- Ritz Crackers
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In a large saucepan, melt 2 TBS butter over low heat and add onion and celery.
- Sautee until onion and celery are soft.
- Add 1 TBS butter and flour, stirring continuously until it turns into a gummy paste (this is the magic).
- Add chicken broth and whisk until lumps have disappeared.
- Stir in shredded chicken and uncooked egg noodles.
- Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or long enough to bring to boil.
- Transfer to your favorite ungreased casserole dish. Top with crushed Ritz crackers and bake uncovered for 25 minutes, or until crackers are golden brown.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
You can easily make this dairy free by using your favorite dairy free butter and dairy free crackers. (Click here to see my favorite dairy free products.)
To make this gluten free, substitute for gluten free egg noodles, gluten free flour, and your favorite gluten free crackers. (Or omit the crackers altogether.)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: Comfort
Keywords: chicken noodle soup, casserole, shredded chicken, dinner, easy
MY FAVORITE SHREDDED CHICKEN RECIPE IDEAS
Listen, when I first started making batches of shredded chicken, I kept things fairly basic. I used it in sandwiches and tossed it on my salads.
But I’ve come a long way, baby.
I’ve figured out a way to incorporate shredded chicken into just about everything we’re eating. I don’t because – you know – the entire family might start a revolt against shredded chicken.
BUT – it’s comforting to know that even on the nights when we have no food in the house – I still have shredded chicken and can whip up SOMETHING to eat.
Here are a few of my (and my family’s) favorites:
BBQ Chicken Sliders with Homemade BBQ Sauce
A perfect way to liven up a classic comfort food is by swapping out a traditional hamburger bun with — Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, Romaine Lettuce ‘buns,’ or even make a bowl out of this by topping brown rice with this incredible BBQ chicken!
Shredded Chicken Tacos
When Taco Tuesday doesn’t conjure up that spark that it usually does, blow everyone’s mind with these rowdy little tacos! They can be individualized to everyone in the family – celebrating the uniqueness of taste and creativity we all bring to the table, through toppings and wrappings!
Orange Chicken Arugula & Brown Rice Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Orange Ginger Glaze
We must all find that one dish that actually meets every single craving. Try this! Savory and sweet, crunchy and hardy, fresh and absolutely irresistible. This salad is packed with so much bursting flavor that it is easy to miss all of the nutritional value snuck in! Spoiler alert: It is also excellent as a leftover!
Baked Sweet Pepper Bowls with Shredded Chicken and Brown Rice
This baked sweet pepper bowl hits all the feels. With its bold, bright presentation, it is easy to forget how much nutritional value is packed into each pepper! With each bite, it reminds us that healthy food can be delicious, fulfilling, and rewarding.
Shredded Chicken Marinara Pasta
This beauty of a dish combines shredded chicken with a super simple homemade marinara sauce that will light up your taste buds in all the right ways. It’s a basic weeknight meal with a twist that will make it easier than every to whip together.
Recipe coming soon!