Cook noodles according to package directions , omitting salt . Drain set aside Cover to keep warm .
Chop onions and celery stalks set aside. Meanwhile bring water to a boil
in large saucepan or dutch oven over medium to medium high heat.
Add chicken breasts , onions, celery, salt, thyme, bay leaf, and pepper to
saucepan. Return to boil.
Reduce heat to low , simmer uncovered 35 minutes Remove chicken breasts from saucepan , Cut into 1/2 inch pieces cover and set aside.
Increase heat to high . Return liquid in saucepan to a boil Continue cooking till liquid and vegetables have reduced to 1 cup.
Remove from heat, discard bay leaf . Whisk in soup and buttermilk until
thoroughly blended. Add chicken pieces and noodles toss to blend .
Sprinkle with dried parsley .
Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.