Chicken Noodle Casserole

Hi friends! I shared earlier that I had successfully cooked the whole chicken and was ready to use some of the shredded chicken for our dinner tonight.

This is a super-duper frugal meal.  It might not be the best tasting choice, but in terms of finances, this will help stretch your budget.  And I think it tastes pretty good for such a cheap meal.  The recipe calls for about a cup of shredded chicken (you can shred a chicken breast, split chicken breast or whole chicken) but I decided to stretch my budget even more by using half a cup instead of a full cup of chicken.

Step 1: Cook your pasta and drain.  I didn’t take a picture but I used whole wheat noodles.

Step 2: Mix all ingredients together (shredded chicken, pasta noodles, cream of chicken soup, butter, and milk).

Step 3: Spray your casserole dish with cooking spray and transfer mixture to casserole dish.  You can use a 9 x 13 dish but I wanted to use my favorite casserole dish

Step 4: Top with crushed saltines.  Isn’t this easy?

Step 5: Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-60 minutes (My casserole was ready in 45 minutes)

Serve and enjoy with a side salad or mixed vegetables.

Cost breakdown:

  • 1 cup of shredded chicken from whole chicken – .68
  • Cream of chicken – 1.12
  • Pasta – 1.48
  • Butter – .15
  • Milk – .30

Total for entire meal = $3.73

This recipe makes about 6 servings (depending of course on how much your family likes to eat).  Total per meal = .62/serving

I hope that you give this recipe a try and be sure to stop by tomorrow if you’d like to learn how to cook a whole chicken and make shredded chicken for a variety of meals like this one.

Have a wonderful day,

The Frugalwed

Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe

  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • 1 12 oz bag of whole wheat egg noodles (I used the Healthy Harvest brand)
  • 2 small cans of cream of chicken soup
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup milk

Cook the pasta and drain.  Mix together chicken, pasta noodles, cream of chicken soup, butter, and milk.

Place in a sprayed casserole dish or 9 x 13 dish and top with crushed Saltines.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

Recipe source found here

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