Cassie’s Chicken and Noodles is one of the most popular dishes in my family, but it isn’t just our go-to meal. It is a staple in our family, and we serve it often.
Cassie’s recipe calls for skinless, boneless chicken breasts, which are pretty standard and probably already in your pantry.
I use breasts cut up into smaller pieces, though you could just as easily use whole or even smaller pieces of boneless chicken breast.
If you don’t want to serve the entire chicken or quit halfway through dinner and want to add some extra meat, leave the bone in your sliced chicken.
Cassie’s Chicken And Noodles Origin Story
My mom’s mother, Nana, was actually the one to teach me how to make Cassie’s Chicken And Noodles. Nana loves to cook, and she is amazing at it! Nana has cooked for as long as I can remember.
The family favorite Cassie’s Chicken And Noodles recipe originate from her kitchen. My mom has continued to make Cassie’s Chicken and Noodles for her children, my sister and
I’m not sure exactly how many times I’ve made the Cassie’s Chicken and Noodles recipe over the years, but I know it’s close to a hundred times.
For me, whenever I make Cassie’s Chicken and Noodles, it reminds me of my childhood and all of the fond memories that go along with it.
I love food, cooking, and eating my mom’s dishes.
Cassie’s Original Recipe
It is no secret that all of the best recipes are handed down from one generation to the next. Cassie’s Chicken and Noodles is no exception.
While Cassie’s Chicken and Noodles is a family favorite, it wasn’t until I moved out that I began making it on my own.
Ingredients For Cassie’s Chicken and Noodles
- 4 to 5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (3 ounces) package elbow macaroni (I use the cooking directions on the package and add it in a bowl)
- 10 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 8 ounces light sour cream or plain yogurt (I use Hartz sour cream with 13 grams of fat per half-cup)
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons or more of sugar or other sweeteners to taste.
Cassie’s Chicken And Noodles Recipe Steps
1. In a medium-sized pot over medium-high heat, add oil. Add in your chicken after the oil comes up to temperature (the oil will be bubbling when it is hot enough). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Brown the chicken on all sides until golden brown and cooked through.
2. While the chicken is cooking, add your macaroni noodles to a bowl and combine with the cooking directions on the package. If you are using whole chicken breasts, cut them in half and bone-in.
3. Once your chicken is cooked through and removed from the heat, chop it up into bite-sized pieces or large enough for small children to eat. If you wish, save about 1/2 cup of diced or chopped chicken for later use (I usually reserve this amount).
4. Drain your macaroni noodles. Add the noodles to the same pan you used to cook your chicken. Mix in your cream cheese, mayonnaise, sugar, and sour cream, and allow to sit over medium-low heat until it is heated through and mixed well.
5. Add in the remaining tablespoon of mayonnaise, should you need to thin out the sauce a bit, as needed (I didn’t have to do this step).
6. Add your chicken into the mixture and combine well. I like to mix up the chicken in the sauce to avoid clumps of cream cheese and such.
7. Serve hot and enjoy! This recipe makes about 8 servings. This Cassie’s Chicken And Noodles recipe can be served over mashed potatoes or french fries if you don’t mind a little brown on your potatoes.
5 Best Variations of the Recipe
1. Use 2% or whole milk for the cream cheese mixture instead of sour cream. Add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla to the recipe if desired.
2. Use 1/2 cup of half and half in place of the sour cream to increase richness and fat content (uses more calories and fat, but tastes great). Add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla for increased flavor as well.
3. Increase the sugar to 4 tablespoons and add 1/4 teaspoon vanilla for a slightly sweeter taste.
4. Add small amounts of chopped green onion, small amounts of chopped red pepper, small amounts of chopped carrots, or even dried parsley as desired to change things up a bit.
5. Use cooked chicken instead of uncooked chicken breasts to save a little time (chicken breasts are already cooked after all).
The Bottom Line
Cassie’s Chicken And Noodles is one of my mom’s signature recipes and is popular in my family. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Enjoy!