This is comfort food at its finest! Try this easy Chicken and Noodles over Mashed Potatoes that’s ready in less than 30 minutes.
Do you start craving comfort food during the cold Winter months?
There’s nothing like sitting down to a nice hot meal that warms your bones. Even better if it’s easy and quick to make.
With a few pre-prepared foods, this creamy Chicken and Noodles Over Mashed Potatoes comes together in less than 30 minutes! Seasoned rotisserie chicken complements a creamy mushroom sauce, and instant mashed potatoes make this dinner quick and easy.
Scroll to the bottom of this post to get to the recipe card for this ultimate comfort food. Or keep reading for extra tips and variations!
This really uses a lot of simple ingredients, ones that I typically use on a regular basis.
- Cooked and shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken)
- Egg noodles
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Half and half
- Chicken broth
- Instant mashed potatoes
- Salt and black pepper
My goal was to make this dish as easy as possible, so I used a few shortcuts from the grocery store. You can do any of the following to suit your own needs:
- Cook your own chicken breasts or chicken thighs instead of using pre-cooked
- Make your own version of “cream of” soup, either cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup
- Make homemade mashed potatoes
- Make your own homemade noodles
- Use homemade chicken broth, usually done by cooking a whole chicken and using the bones for broth
- Omit the mushrooms
- Use other spices: Garlic powder, onion powder, poultry seasoning
How to make
In a large pot, melt butter on medium heat, then add the onions and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the mushrooms, chicken broth, and cream of mushroom soup. Increase to high heat until the liquid starts to boil.
Once it boils, add the egg noodles and reduce to medium-low heat. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While the noodles are cooking, cook the mashed potatoes according to the directions on the box.
Once the noodles are fully cooked, stir in the chicken, salt and pepper, and half and half, heating through for another 1-2 minutes.
Divide onto 4 platters and serve.
How to store
Once this has cooled to room temperature, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. For best results, use up within 3-5 days. It tastes even better the next day!
What to serve with this
We honestly just ate this by itself because it’s basically a full meal. If you wanted to add some extra veggies, you can heat up a bag of frozen broccoli or green beans, or another favorite vegetable!
This may not be the old-fashioned recipe you’re used to, but it will quickly become a family favorite! It doesn’t take a long time to cook and you should have leftovers for the next day. Print the recipe now:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 3 cups egg noodles, uncooked
- 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
- 1/2 cup half and half
- Boxed mashed potatoes, plus ingredients on box
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large pot, melt butter, then add the onions and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add the mushrooms, chicken broth, and cream of mushroom soup. Increase to high heat until the liquid starts to boil.
- Once it boils, add the egg noodles and reduce to medium-low heat. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- While the noodles are cooking, cook the mashed potatoes according to the directions on the box.
- Once the noodles are fully cooked, stir in the chicken, salt and pepper, and half and half, heating through for another 1-2 minutes.
- Divide onto 4 platters and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 1395mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 29g
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.