Skillet Chicken Noodle Casserole

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Ready in about 30 minutes, this creamy Skillet Chicken Noodle Casserole is a perfect family dinner recipe for busy weeknights!

Creamy skillet chicken noodle casserole is ready in under 30 minutes. A perfect weeknight meal for busy families!

Hey howdy hey, I finally have a non-dessert recipe to share with you. This one is plain old fashioned comfort food. Nothing fancy, just pasta, chicken, and veggies. I found it in one of my Taste of Home cookbooks, then did some serious adapting it to make the preparation much easier.

30 minute Skillet Chicken Noodle Casserole is a perfect dinner recipe for busy families. A creamy, hearty, and delicious skillet dinner.

The original recipe called for cooking the pasta in one pan, the veggies in one pan, and a white sauce in another pan. I tried it that way, and it was yummy- but way too many dishes to wash!

My whole family loves this creamy skillet chicken casserole, and it is ready in 30 minutes!

I tweaked the recipe so the whole recipe is now made in one skillet. Woohoo! So much easier and quicker, and it tastes just the same! I love that it calls for ingredients that I usually have on hand.

Quick, easy, and delicious, this one pot skillet chicken noodle casserole is a perfect dinner recipe for busy weeknights. My whole family loves this skillet dinner!

The thyme gives this chicken noodle casserole a rich and yummy flavor, so I really recommend not leaving it out. My family really enjoys this simple and flavorful recipe, and I bet yours will too.

Yield: 8 servings

Skillet Chicken Noodle Casserole

Skillet Chicken Noodle Casserole
Creamy sauce with noodles, chicken, and vegetables.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced carrots
  • 3 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • dash of dry dill
  • 8 oz bowtie or spiral noodles, dry
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • -Serves 8


Brown chicken in olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute for 3-4 minutes.

Stir in the butter, garlic, carrots, and celery. Add flour and stir till everything is well coated.

Stir in the broth, milk, seasonings, and dry pasta. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to low. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or till vegetables and pasta are tender. Stir often, and add more milk if mixture seems dry.

Add the grated cheese and stir till melted. Serve immediately.

Creamy Skillet Chicken Noodle Casserole - a family friendly dinner recipe that is ready in 30 minutes. My whole family loves this chicken pasta dish!


A few more yummy skillet recipes:

One Pot Beef Stroganoff
Skillet Stuffed Green Peppers
Bow Tie Skillet Lasagna


  1. What do I do with the veggies? No mention of adding them to the mix?

  2. Karen Sutton says:

    Thank you for all of your yummy recipes – I love your blog!

  3. Abby's granny says:

    This sounds good for a quick meal. I could do the chicken and pop it into the freezer and defrost it on a busy day for a quick fix! thanks!

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