Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes

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Do you love the smell of your dinner cooking in the oven? I sure do! Here are a few of my favorite easy chicken casserole recipes you can make any day of the week. Did you know the word casserole became popular back in the twentieth century, especially in 1950 when new glassware became popular? People liked the idea of using one dish to cook and serve a meal.

I know I love my casserole pans. Do you remember making a 9 by 13-inch casserole for a church function? They would hand out the recipe to 6 or 7 people to make for a church party. Oh my, did they all look different! That was quite the experience. We still served all the casseroles, life can be comical sometimes. Casserole Pans

Can I Use Leftover Chicken In These Chicken Casserole Recipes?

Some chicken casserole recipes use leftover cooked chicken and some require raw chicken. Plus, you can always substitute canned or freeze-dried chicken with cooked chicken. Costco has great rotisserie chickens for $4.99 each. What a great deal! They would work great in the enchiladas below.

What Side Dishes Can I Use With These Chicken Casserole Recipes?

  • Cooked Rice
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Tossed salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, etc.
  • Green beans
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Salsa by Linda
  • Refried beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Spanish Rice by Linda
  • Lettuce wedges with Balsamic vinegar

Chicken Casserole Recipes

Chicken and Peaches

I love this chicken and peach recipe because I always have the ingredients to throw it together. It may sound weird, but it’s a good one to serve to guests, I promise. Dinner can be made in no time. Cook some rice to serve with it and add a vegetable for a side dish.

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Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes
Chicken and Peaches by FSM
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • 1 32- ounce can of peaches
  • 1 pkg chopped broccoli, cooked, and drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
  1. Saute the chicken and onions in the butter. Steam the broccoli and drain. Grease a square 8-inch casserole dish. Place the broccoli on the left side of the pan. Now, place the chicken down the middle. Place the peaches on the right side. Combine the mayonnaise and sour cream. Spread the mixture across the broccoli, chicken and peaches. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and broil until brown bubbles appear.

Chicken and Rice Casserole

This is a great recipe because, here again, we typically have all the ingredients in our freezer or pantry. By the way, I keep my sliced almonds in the freezer, they last so much longer.

4.34 from 6 votes
Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes
Chicken and Rice Casserole by FSM
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped pimento (if desired)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (if desired)
Instructions
  1. Grab a frying pan and melt the butter. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper and add to the butter. Stir in the chicken broth and milk. Bring to a boil and stir constantly. Boil for one minute. Mix the sauce with the remaining ingredients. Pour into a greased 8-inch square baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

Chicken Salsa Casserole

I may have mentioned I love Mexican food, I mean I love it more than American food. I could eat homemade salsa every night. Life is so good!

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Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes
Chicken Salsa Casserole by FSM
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts, cooked and deboned
  • 1 can mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can green chili sauce
  • 1/2 pound grated cheese
  • 12 corn tortillas-cut into strips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a baking dish and start layering the ingredients, first the tortilla strips, then the chicken, then the soup mixture, and cheese. Repeat in layers, top with cheese. Cook covered for one hour, then uncover and bake another 30 minutes or until it starts to bubble.

Final Word

Please let me know if you try some of these recipes, I love hearing from you. We will need to have a variety of recipes to prepare for friends and family if we lose power for an extended period of time. We may as well cook or bake some chicken casserole recipes we like to eat. May God bless this world, Linda

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16 thoughts on “Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes

  • June 15, 2019 at 9:28 am
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    One of my favorite, easy chicken casseroles is: diced, cooked chicken on top of stuffing and covered with chicken gravy. I think this is one I learned from my mother using leftovers at Thanksgiving! It is so fast and easy. And yummy! And it is size versatile depending on how many people you are cooking for. I generally make it when I have a roasted chicken and have just enough chicken left over. I can make it really small for myself in my tiny casserole dish that makes 2 servings for me! I have found that it also freezes well. If I am freezing it, when all parts (chicken, stuffing and gravy) are cooled down, layer stuffing, chicken then gravy in the baking dish, cover well with plastic wrap then with foil (double covering helps cut down on ice crystals I have found). Then label it with a permanent marker right on the foil with what it is and to thaw, bake at 350 F for 30-40 minutes. It could also be microwaved until all is hot and bubbly but I prefer to heat up the kitchen!

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    • June 15, 2019 at 11:11 am
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      Hi Leanne, oh my goodness, that sounds yummy! I love stuffing and gravy!!! Great idea! Linda

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  • June 15, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    My favorite chicken casserole(?) is called Easy Barbecue Chicken Bake. Here’s the recipe:

    Ingredients
    • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 18 oz. bottle Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Sauce
    • 1 large yellow onion, halved and sliced
    • 6-8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350F.
    2. Place the chicken breasts in a single layer across the bottom of a glass baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.
    3. Spread barbecue sauce on the top of each chicken breast.
    4. Sprinkle the onions evenly over the top of the chicken breasts then top with cheese.
    5. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes or until the juices run clear and the center is no longer pink.
    6. Serve hot over rice.
    7. Enjoy!

    The original recipe didn’t call for 18 oz. of barbecue sauce. But it tastes sooo good on rice that I increased the amount.

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    • June 15, 2019 at 3:28 pm
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      Hi Karl, I need to add this to my post along with Leanne’s! This sounds fabulous! Linda

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  • June 15, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    One of our quick meals (amounts of each ingredient is up to personal tastes). Chicken can be fresh cooked, canned, or home bottled. Broccoli can be fresh or frozen, but we like it chopped so the Alfredo sauce gets into more of it. We like the rotini pasta because but carries yummy amounts of the Alfredo sauce.

    One Dish meal: Chicken Broccoli Pasta

    rotini pasta, cook and drain
    Alfredo sauce
    chopped cooked broccoli, drain
    chopped cooked chicken

    Combine all in a pot and heat until bubbly.
    (I suppose you could put it in a casserole dish and bake to heat it).

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    • June 16, 2019 at 7:11 am
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      Hi Janet, I added (cooked) as you mentioned. Oh my gosh, I’m going to add this recipe to the post! This sounds great! Do you know what this reminds me of? I feel like we are sharing recipes at a potluck through the internet! Life is so good! Thank you, Linda

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  • June 21, 2019 at 11:15 am
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    I tried this recipe! Loved it 🙂 your recipes are the best!

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    • June 21, 2019 at 11:17 am
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      Hi Alli, thank you so much, I work really hard to make my recipes easy to make! Linda

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  • June 21, 2019 at 5:34 pm
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    These are fabulous! Thank you!

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    • June 21, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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      Thanks for sharing amazing recipes!! So yummy

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      • June 21, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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        HI Aspen, I’m so glad you love to cook and tried making the recipes! Linda

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  • June 21, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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    Thank you so much for sharing these chicken recipes! They are so simple and so delicious!

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:23 pm
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    I tried both the peaches and chicken and the rice and chicken…yum!

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