French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole

French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe – egg noodles, french onion dip, cream of chicken soup, cheese, chicken topped with French fried onions – LOVE this casserole! Can make ahead and freezer for later. You can even split it between two foil pans – one for now and one for the freezer. Super easy main dish with only 6 ingredients that tastes great! Everyone RAVES about this casserole!

French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe - egg noodles, french onion dip, cream of chicken soup, cheese, chicken topped with French fried onions - LOVE this casserole! Can make ahead and freezer for later. You can even split it between two foil pans - one for now and one for the freezer. Super easy main dish with only 6 ingredients that tastes great! Everyone RAVES about this casserole!

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One of our new favorites is the French Onion Potato Casserole I made a few months ago. It is SO delicious. I make it all the time. I started thinking about what else I could use french onion dip in and thought about this chicken noodle casserole. I have a “Cracked Out” version that is crazy good, so I substituted the crack flavors for the french onion dip. To up the onion flavor, I topped the casserole with a can of fried onions. This was SO good. We ate this for dinner and leftover for lunch a few days. This would also be a good freezer meal. Just mix up the casserole and pop in the freezer until you are ready to serve it. Let the casserole thaw in the fridge all day. If it is still frozen when you are ready to bake, add about 15 minutes to the baking time.

French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe - egg noodles, french onion dip, cream of chicken soup, cheese, chicken topped with French fried onions - LOVE this casserole! Can make ahead and freezer for later. You can even split it between two foil pans - one for now and one for the freezer. Super easy main dish with only 6 ingredients that tastes great! Everyone RAVES about this casserole!
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French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe – egg noodles, french onion dip, cream of chicken soup, cheese, chicken topped with French fried onions – LOVE this casserole! Can make ahead and freezer for later. You can even split it between two foil pans – one for now and one for the freezer. Super easy main dish with only 6 ingredients that tastes great! Everyone RAVES about this casserole!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 2 (10.75-oz) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (16-oz) container refrigerated French Onion Dip, sour cream based
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 12- oz egg noodles
  • 1 cup crushed French fried onions

Instructions:

  • Cook egg noodles according to package directions, drain.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine chicken, soup, dip, and cheese. Stir in cooked egg noodles.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan. Top with crushed french fried onions.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until heated through.

Notes:

5 containers of french onion dip
This recipe uses a container of refrigerated sour cream based French onion dip, such as Dean’s, Great Value, Barbers, Heluva Good Dip, or Kraft.
Can make the casserole in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.
To bake after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.
To reheat after freezing, thaw completely. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 30 to 40 minutes, until heated through.
French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe - egg noodles, french onion dip, cream of chicken soup, cheese, chicken topped with French fried onions - LOVE this casserole! Can make ahead and freezer for later. You can even split it between two foil pans - one for now and one for the freezer. Super easy main dish with only 6 ingredients that tastes great! Everyone RAVES about this casserole!

Steph

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  1. I’ve made this many times in the past as listed… I love it!! Can I use macaroni noodles instead? If so should I use more since they are smaller?

  2. Loved this yummy casserole. I cut it in half and it was still to much for my small family. I served it with fresh asparagus and crescent rolls. I will make it again and the next time I will freeze half of it

  3. This was excellent. Best chicken casserole I have made. I will make this again and again. I don’t like the ingredient list of french onion dip so I missed onion seasoning with sour cream and used half the pasta. Thank you,

  4. Love this hot dish. I’ve made this a few times and the family loves it. Great with a side of green beans.

  5. This one is going into regular rotation for our family. Everyone had seconds! So good! Thanks for a new family favorite! I served it with garllic green beans and corn.

  6. Any suggestions on HOW to cook in a crockpot? Temperature setting and how long? This has been requested for a potluck but I’m an hour away and want to keep it warm.

  7. Can’t wait to make this tonight. I bought the BIG bag of french onions at Costco, this sounds like a great way to use some 🙂 🙂 I’ll check back.

  8. The first time we had this casserole, a friend made it for us after a hospital stay. I’ve been making it ever since! It is a great comfort food casserole! It does make a lot so I usually put it into two 8″ square disposable cake pans. One goes in the oven and the other goes in the freezer for a later date. I do add 2 cups of the French’s Crispy Fried Onions on top. They really make this casserole dish! I just got finished making this casserole for dinner. Can’t wait to have it! Thank you, Plain Chicken!

  9. Made this tonight. Super fast and easy. I used canned chicken to save time, added pepper and used a bit of milk to make it creamy. Came out great! Will definitely make it again, thanks!

  10. This recipe is AMAZING! Its so delicious!

    Our picky 5 year old ate it with no complaints and in record time! (it normally takes him FOREVER to eat dinner) He has requested it several times since I first made it!

    I halved the recipe since it is just me, my boyfriend, and our 5 year old in the house. And I love that this recipe is very easy to cut in half and throw in an 8×8 or 8×6!

    I have made this recipe quite a few times, even using canned chicken sometimes it was amazing.

    Sometimes I sneak in some corn or peas for a vegetable, but not always.

  11. Thank you so much for this recipe! My family of 7 loved it! If anyone is as lazy as I am when it comes to cooking and has access to shredded rotisserie chicken at the grocery store, I highly recommend it! It just so happened that I had it on hand and it was so delicious!

  12. Stephanie, we love this recipe! A group of women and I are putting together a cookbook for our church. I was wondering if I could include this recipe if I have a citation of where it came from? Thanks!

  13. Super Yummy! It was a hit with everyone except the grandbaby….but what does he know….lol. Definitely will be put on the regular dinner request list. Made it exactly how the recipe said. Love trying something different and this one did not disappoint! Thank you for sharing!

  14. I wasn’t too sure about this dish at first but the end result was delicious! My kids loved it and because of that this recipe is a keeper. I made it just like it said in the recipe, no substitutions or add ins and it was perfect! Thank you!

    1. SO glad you enjoyed it!!! We haven't had this in a while. It is on the menu for this coming week. YUM!

  15. Just the hubs and I, I'm making this tonight for the first time, but cutting the recipe in half. Using rotisserie chicken and very excited to see how this turns out!!!

  16. The French Onion Dip seemed a rather strange ingredient, but it really added zip to this dish. I split it into two pans and baked one and froze one. Easy and yummy. I'll make this again.

  17. Absolutely delicious. I cooked the chicken with salt, pepper, Tony's seasoning, and a little bit of cayenne. Then I deglazed the pan I cooked the chicken in with some white wine (I just had a little Moscato). Then I mixed that sauce in before I put it in the casserole dish and I think that kind of put it over the top.

  18. Absolutely delicious. I cooked the chicken with salt, pepper, Tony's seasoning and a little bit of cayenne. Then I deglazed the pan with some white wine (all I had on hand was a little Moscato). Then I mixed that sauce in with the mixture before I put it in the casserole dish and I think that kind of put it over the top.

  19. My husband and I love this recipe. I accidentally bought the fried jalepenos instead of the fried onions the first time I made it, but decided it was a nice touch lol. It's delicious if you like spicy foods.

  20. Made this last night & it was sooo good!!
    Does anyone know how well it reheats? Thinking about reheating it in the oven so the onions don't go soggy on me.

    PS – we made it according to directions & had way more than 10 servings. VERY filling, but oh so delicious!!

  21. What is a serving size and how many calories would that be? My family LOVED it, but I am trying to log it in my food diary.

  22. Has anyone ever made this and frozen it? I have been cooking for a family in need and its easiest to provide several frozen meals. Just wondering if it will reheat well.

    Also aprox how many chicken breasts is 4 cups?

  23. Like Dean`s French Onion Dip in the Frig section? Not familiar with the packet kind?? Since you mix it with Sour Cream, it should be. That`s my hubby`s fave!

  24. I discovered this recipe on Pinterest several months ago and it is now on my favorites list! The onion dip is a great addition to many casseroles!

  25. Made this tonight and it was excellent. It made a lot so I made two 8X8 dishes and put one in the freezer. I added extra cheddar cheese on top before I put on the french fried onions. This one is a keeper for sure!!

  26. Do you think this would work with a different topping, like crushed crackers? I don't have french fried onions on hand.

  27. Do you think this would be good with a different topping, possibly crushed crackers? I do not have french fried onions on hand

  28. I made this and LOVED it! I would like to take it to a pot luck. Do you think its possible to make in the crock pot?

    1. I made it with roasted broccoli. The next day, I heated the casserole and broccoli together and mixed it up….delicious!!!

    1. It is the first line of the directions – you cook them according to the package directions and drain them.

  29. Can this be made as a freezer meal? It sounds delicious and I would love to add it to our menu for when baby comes. Any advice would be helpful! Thanks!!

  30. Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! It was a hit with the entire family. I boiled the chicken breasts before chopping them, used Great Value French Onion Dip and doubled the French fried onions on the top. Great comfort food recipe for the fall season 🙂

  31. My first comment on PC.. this turned out surprisingly good!! Only a couple minor changes based on our preferences.. I used a tighter noodle, rotini.. and Cream of Celery so the flavor wasn't so strong.. heading into the baking step, I really thought this was going to be really salty.. after baking, it was perfect (for our family's taste buds).. thanks for another great recipe. 🙂

    1. This is our favorite go to casserole ! You know it’s been a rough day when I fix this, because it’s pure comfort food to make everyone feel better ! Never any leftover.

  32. This turned out great! So much flavor! My husband kept commenting on how delicious it tasted. Thank you for posting this recipe! I ran across this on pinterest. I used Colby and Monterery Jack cheese as I cannot have Cheddar cheese and used 2 cups french fried onion vs. the 1 cup. I will be adding this to my menu planner. 🙂

  33. Oh thank you for this recipe. I have been wondering what was for supper tonight. This is it! Sounds so yummy!

  34. I ran across this on Pinterest, and you made me stop in my tracks and lick my lips. Then I almost licked the screen. Just kidding (kind of).

  35. This is on the menu plan for this week. I have the French Onion Dip with Bacon on hand, and no cheddar cheese so planning on Monteray Jack instead. Can't wait till Thursday to make it 🙂 And I use canned chicken all the time but live in an area where the Grabill County Meats are readily available so use that brand.

  36. Yum mine is in the oven right now. 🙂 I used canned chicken for mine. 🙂 it is going to be amazing. I tasted it. Efore it went into the oven :p

    1. How was it with the canned chicken? i am making this tonight and i opted to use the canned chicken to save some time and money

    1. I make this all the time for dinner during the winter. It’s my go-to. I didn’t read the Ingredients list thoroughly so I needed up buying Lays French onion dip in the glass jar, and left everything else the same. I also use a ready to go rotisserie chicken from my grocery store. But the jar, – It’s honestly better that way. I tried the sour cream based and was NOT a fan. The jar works just as well. Amazing recipe.

  37. Just wanted you to know, I made this last night and it was sooo good!! Thanks for the recipe, everyone loved it and it's dinner again tonight!

  38. For the french onion dip, is it just the dip mix? or do I get it in the cold section. Actually I just bought the dip mix and then bought sour cream in case it was dip and not just the mix. So I guess my question is, should I mix the dip mix with the sour cream or just use the seasoning from the mix? 🙂

      1. Absolutely loved it! Next round I’m going to add some green beans. But this was amazing! Great casserole on a long cold weekend! I get sick of doing chili so this is a great breakaway on a cold Wisconsin frozen weekend! I will definitely be keeping this in my rotation!! Added crescent rolls, what a great dinner! Looking forward to leftovers for lunch! 😋

        1. This has become a staple in our home. My husband, who gates onions btw, LOVES this recipe. Everytime I ask what to make he suggests this. I would say I cook this probably 2x monthly all year long. It keeps as great left overs too! I have also made it in advance and frozen it, without the onion topping and it’s great!

    1. Stephanie@Plain Chicken,
      The recipe does not state what size of cream of chicken soup to use! Two cans of what size???

  39. It came out really well. The french fried onions on top gave a nice flavor. I think I will add a can of mushrooms next time.

  40. I am glad to see others use french onion dip in casseroles…going to have to start using the french onion fries on top…yum!

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