Chicken Paprikash with Noodles

22 ounces Alfredo sauce (2 ½ cups)
3 cups less-sodium chicken broth
½ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
½ teaspoon salt
12 ounces (about 6 cups) uncooked wide egg noodles
1 cup frozen diced onion, thawed (or 1 cup chopped fresh onion)
1 lb. uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Chopped fresh parsley or dill
Optional garnish: dusting of smoked paprika

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray your largest baking dish (I used a deep 9 x 13-inch dish) with cooking spray.
In the prepared dish (or in a separate bowl), whisk together the Alfredo sauce, chicken broth, sour cream,
paprika and salt until smooth and completely combined.
Stir in the uncooked noodles, onion, uncooked chicken and garlic.
Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover; stir.
At this point you should check the pasta to make sure that it is firm but just about finished cooking.
If it’s still too hard, cover the dish and return to the oven until pasta is al dente.
Then move on to the next step.
Remove the cover from the dish.
Return dish to the oven (uncovered) and bake for for 10 more minutes (or until pasta is tender,
chicken is cooked through, and sauce has thickened).
Give it a good stir, dust with sprinkling of smoked or spicy paprika, and garnish with chopped fresh parsley or dill.
If you want to add a smoky or spicy flavor to the meal, add ¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika or spicy paprika to the sauce before baking.