Chicken Paprika Egg Noodle Casserole
 
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Grab a fork and a spoon and get ready to dig into this cozy, comforting chicken paprika egg noodle casserole. This one-pot dish is packed full of flavor and ready in just 1 hour!
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Yield: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 c. sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 4 c. (32 oz.) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp. tomato sauce
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh parsley, divided
  • ¼ tsp. minced fresh thyme*
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 (8 oz.) bag No Yolks® Noodles
  • ¼ c. half & half
  • ½ c. low-fat sour cream
  • 2 c. pulled rotisserie chicken
  • ¼ c. grated parmesan
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch-oven set over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the mushrooms and brown, about 4-5 minutes. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic, saute for about 4 minutes. Sprinkle the paprika and toast until fragrant. Add the flour and cook until a thick paste forms, taking care not to burn. Slowly pour in the chicken broth and whisk until a slightly thick broth forms. Add the tomato sauce, tomato, bay leaf, half of the parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil, add the noodles, cover and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook until the noodles are tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat off, stir in the heavy cream, sour cream and chicken. Top with parmesan and place into the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove and garnish with remaining parsley. Allow to rest for 8 minutes before serving.
Notes
*If you don't want to buy fresh thyme, use a pinch or two of dried thyme. I cooked mine in a large skillet and then transferred it to a baking dish just for the purposes of taking pictures. You can easily make this in a Dutch-oven (or any oven-proof skillet that's large enough) and transfer it directly to the oven to bake. Recipe source: Life Made Simple
Recipe by Life Made Simple at https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/chicken-paprika-egg-noodle-casserole/