Ideas to Cook With Chicken & Noodles

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Chicken and noodles can provide far more to eat than just soup. Both ingredients are simple to prepare and relatively quick to cook. Both have light, versatile flavors that blend well with many other ingredients. From casseroles to stir-fries, adding chicken and noodles to a recipe results in a filling meal. However, always keep safety in mind when cooking chicken in a dish. Check that the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit or that the meat is no longer pink in the middle, to ensure it's thoroughly cooked.

Creamy Casseroles

  • Chicken and noodles are two classic ingredients in casseroles. Both are typically cooked before they’re added to the casserole, and the casserole is baked to blend the flavors. Combine chicken, macaroni noodles, button mushrooms and cream of mushroom soup for a creamy casserole with an earthy flavor. Mix chicken, bowtie noodles, broccoli florets and cream of cheddar soup for a cheesy casserole with a classic taste. Stir chicken, egg noodles, lime salsa, cheddar cheese and sour cream together to create a gooey dish with a Southwestern style. Combine chicken, spinach noodles, tomatoes, asparagus tips, Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese for a gourmet casserole with a delicate flavor.

Tasty Pasta Dishes

  • A flavorful sauce is all you need to turn cooked chicken and wheat-based noodles into a savory pasta dish. Toss the chicken and fettuccine noodles with Alfredo sauce -- a mixture of cream, butter and parmesan cheese -- for a smooth dish with a creamy flavor. Pour seasoned tomato sauce over the chicken and spaghetti noodles for a traditional dish with a lighter flavor than beef-based spaghetti. Saute garlic, tomatoes, green onions and artichoke hearts in rosemary-infused olive oil for a quick sauce that gives chicken and linguini noodles a sophisticated taste.

Quick Stir-Fries

  • Chicken stir-fry is as tasty served over rice noodles as it is served over plain rice. The typical chicken stir-fry contains thinly sliced chicken and other ingredients that are quickly cooked over high heat. Stir-fry chicken with carrots, bamboo shoots and bok choy cabbage; serve over rice noodles for a healthy meal option. Toss orange juice, soy sauce and sesame seeds with chicken, water chestnuts, carrots, celery, onions and rice noodles for a sweet dish. Serve a mixture of chicken, red bell peppers, baby corn, broccoli florets, lemon juice, black pepper and ginger powder over rice noodles for a colorful meal with a spicy kick.

Sizzling Skillet Dishes

  • A chicken and noodle skillet dish consists of cooked chicken and other ingredients lightly sauteed with Italian noodles. This process lightly browns the noodles and gently infuses them with the dish’s overall flavor. Saute chicken, tomatoes, red bell peppers, green bell peppers and red onions with fettuccine noodles to make a sweet dish with some bite. Lightly saute a chicken, spaghetti noodles, eggplant, onion, tomato, garlic and parsley mixture for an Italian-style meal. Cook chicken, linguini noodles, portobello mushrooms, button mushrooms and chives in a skillet; then sprinkle with feta cheese for a tangy dish.

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