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French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword french-onion-chicken, french-onion-chicken-noodle-casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 481kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz package medium egg noodles cooked to al dente
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 3 cups roughly chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1 16 oz container prepared french onion dip
  • 1 10 ¾ oz can cream of chicken soup or cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh chives plus additional for garnishing
  • 2 cups shredded swiss, gruyere or monterey jack cheese divided use
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup french fried onions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13 x 9 inch casserole dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Cook noodles in salted water per the package directions until al dente. Drain well.
  • While noodles cook, add butter and sliced onion to a skillet. Cook over medium heat until golden in color, stirring occasionally.
  • To a medium size mixing bowl with add cooked noodles, onions, chicken, french onion dip, soup, half and half, black pepper, chives, 1 cup shredded cheese and Parmesan cheese. Mix well. Pour into dish. (Test creaminess of dish, you may add ½ cup pasta water OR chicken broth to thin further)
  • Sprinkle the top with reserved 1 cup shredded cheese and french fried onions.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through, golden and bubbly.
  • Serve immediately garnished with additional chives.

Notes

Please note:
  • This casserole works well using lighter dairy and lower fat soup. 
  • Due to the Parmesan cheese, it's not necessary to add additional salt to this recipe. You can taste and adjust to your personal preference. 
  • You can also use a 16 oz jar of French Onion Dip found on the chip aisle.  

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 707mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 338mg | Iron: 1mg