Chicago just got a HEAP of snow, and I woke up in this winter wonderland craving one thing: CREAMY CHICKEN NOODLES. Okay, maybe I also wanted french fries, but I raided my pantry and couldn’t find any for the life of me. So, I threw together the most dreamy, creamy chicken noodles.
I love recipes like this because it truly is spur of the moment. I throw whatever ingredients that I have on hands to make something truly delicious. I kept it hearty with some farm house style spaetzle noodles and some mirepoix I had on hand. I used a dairy free creamer, so this dish is definitely versatile for whatever your dietary needs are. These creamy chicken noodles definitely going to be something I add into my soup or hearty winter recipe rotation.
I didn’t have chicken breast on hand, BUT wish I did. I would definitely recommend adding chicken breast into this dish, or serve up as a side dish with roast chicken. Hope you enjoy this creamy chicken noodles recipe!
- 1 1/2 cups of farm style noodles or spaetzle
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup cream, almond or regular
- 3/4 cup mirepoix (chopped onion, celery, carrot)
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley, plus some for garnish
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp flour or tapioca starch
- Optional: chicken breast
- Add broth and water to a pot on medium heat.
- Add garlic and mirepoix and bring to a boil. Once you have it at a boil, add your noodles.
- Stir in thyme, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook noodles on medium heat until soft, typically for about 15 minutes.
- Once your noodles are ready, add cream and simmer.
- Create a slurry by taking 2 tbsp of your broth into a glass with 1 tbsp of flour. I used tapioca starch because that is what I had on hand, but all purpose flour works even better.
- Slowly stir in your slurry until your broth become thick. You may not need the entire slurry to get your desired consistency.
- Serve and garnish with parsley.
Optional: Add chicken breast to broth first and cook for about 30 minutes prior to adding remaining ingredients. You can also save time by adding shredded rotisserie chicken.