Another Easy One Dish Kid-Friendly Dinner Idea Ready In Only 20 Minutes!
This recipe was inspired from two other recipes, creamy chicken and broccoli pasta and chicken noodle casserole. It tastes just like chicken pot pie, but without all the hassle of making pie dough! Use up any leftover chicken you have in the fridge, like we did in this recipe, for an even quicker dinner. Follow the link below for a foolproof oven-roasted chicken recipe.
This recipe really is as easy as it gets, and reheats great for lunch the next day. I don’t know about you, but in the summer, I absolutely HATE turning on the oven if I don’t have to, and this recipe gives you all the flavors of chicken pot pie without having to turn your kitchen into a sauna.
20 Minute Kid Friendly Chicken Pot Pie Pasta Recipe
2 cups leftover chicken, shredded – roast a chicken on the weekend and use the leftovers for dinner
1 lb (16oz bag) wide egg noodles, cooked according to package directions and drained.
2 tbsp butter
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup chicken stock, preferably homemade (make homemade chicken stock with the leftover bones and chicken from making that roasted chicken)
1/2 cup milk or cream
12oz bag frozen peas and carrots
First things first is to have some leftover chicken. This recipe for roasted chicken will change your life. Give it a try on the weekend, and use the leftovers to make this easy recipe during the week when you’re pressed for time!
In a large pot of salted water, cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
In the same pot, over medium-high heat, add butter and let melt until it starts to foam. Add leftover chicken and cook in melted butter for about 2 minutes. If you wanted to, dice and sautee an onion for an extra layer of flavor!
Reduce heat to medium and add remaining ingredients to pan and stir to combine. Cook, until simmering and the peas and carrots are heated through – about 5 minutes.
Add pasta back to the pot and carefully stir to combine. Let cook another 2-3 minutes, allowing the pasta to absorb some of the sauce, and warm back up.
Serve right away and enjoy!
If you love chicken pot pie, try one of these other easy kid-friendly recipes!