Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes
Comforting, filling and, best of all, easy, it’s no surprise why casseroles are a dinner staple in most households. These hearty meals are simple to put together, great for families of any size and incredibly versatile. Whether you’re looking for a way to use up leftovers or meal planning for the week, we’ve gathered a few chicken casserole ideas that’ll help you plan a dinner the whole family will enjoy.
What is a Casserole?
We all grew up eating them, but what exactly is a casserole? Originally, casseroles were anything that were both cooked and served in a casserole dish, though today you can cook casseroles in your pressure cooker. Typically including a protein, a binder (such as flour or pasta) and a breadcrumb or cheese topping, casseroles bring a wide variety of ingredients together for a flavorful meal that’s easy to whip up and clean up, too. Delicious and simple? That’s how we (casse)role.
Easy Casserole Recipes
Even the pickiest eater in your household won’t be able to turn down a creamy, comforting dinner casserole. With flavor inspiration from around the world, we’ve gathered our favorite crowd-pleasing chicken casserole recipes here – there’s something for everyone!
Creamy, cheesy casseroles are the heart and soul of comfort food. Try prepping this one over the weekend and baking it a day or two later!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups Kroger Brand Long Grain Rice
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 package (12 oz.) Kroger Brand Recipe Beginnings 3 Pepper & Onion Blend
- 1 can (14.5 oz.) Kroger Brand Diced Tomatoes with Jalapeños, drained
- 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter 9”x13” casserole dish; set aside.
- In 4-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and salt. Cook about 30 seconds, until fragrant. Stir in flour.
- Slowly whisk in chicken broth and milk, avoiding lumps. Add rice; bring to boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes, until rice is just tender.
- Remove from heat. Stir in 1½ cups of cheese, pepper and onion blend, drained tomatoes and chicken. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
- Top with remaining ½ cup cheese. Bake 20 to 22 minutes, until heated through and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Deliciously rich, totally cheesy and delightfully Keto-friendly, this chicken and broccoli casserole is sure to become a family favorite.
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
- 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 tsp. dry mustard powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 package (16 oz.) Kroger Brand Broccoli Pearls
- 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 9”x13” baking dish.
- In large bowl, mix together cream cheese, heavy cream, 1 cup cheddar cheese and seasonings until smooth. Fold in broccoli and chicken.
- Transfer to prepared baking dish; top with remaining cheese. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
- Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; continue baking an additional 8 to 10 minutes, until cheese browns around edges.
Made in a single pot and ready in minutes, this easy recipe features cheesy, creamy pasta shells paired deliciously with rotisserie chicken and fresh parsley.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
- 8 oz. medium shells pasta
- 2 cups water
- 1 can (10.5 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup cooked rotisserie chicken, shredded
- Fresh parsley, chopped, to serve
- In Instant Pot, combine pasta and water. Close lid and change valve to sealing. Pressure cook on high 2 minutes. Allow to naturally release 5 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure.
- Add cream of chicken soup, cheese and chicken. Stir until combined and heated through.
- Serve with fresh parsley.
Here’s a tasty weeknight dinner idea: creamy chicken and noodle casserole with crushed crackers.
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
- 3 Heritage Farm™ Chicken Breasts
- 6 oz. Egg Noodles
- 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- Salt, to taste
- Ground pepper, to taste
- 8 slices Heritage Farm™ Bacon
- 1 cup Crumbled Saltine Crackers
- ½ cup Butter
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In large pot of simmering water, poach chicken until no longer pink in center, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.
- Bring poaching water to boil. Cook pasta in poaching water. Drain.
- Cut chicken into small pieces and mix with noodles.
- In separate bowl, mix together mushroom soup, chicken soup and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper.
- Gently stir soup mixture into chicken mixture. Transfer to 2-quart baking dish.
- In small saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbled crackers. Top casserole with crackers.
- Cook bacon; let cool. Crumble on top of casserole.
- Bake casserole 30 minutes, until heated through and browned on top.
Because this casserole is made in a pressure cooker, it requires very little hands-on cooking. Use all that extra time to make memories with your family!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
- 1 Tbsp. Simple Truth™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ½ medium onion, finely chopped (about ½ cup)
- 2 bell peppers, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 lb. Simple Truth™ Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cubed
- 2 cans (10.5 oz. each) Simple Truth™ Cream of Chicken Soup, condensed
- 4 cups Simple Truth™ Chicken Broth or water
- 1 lb. Simple Truth™ Spaghetti
- Ground Pepper
- 2 cups Kroger Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
- ¼ lb. cooked and crumbled bacon, optional
- Fresh parsley, optional
- Using 6-quart pressure cooker, press “Sauté” setting. Add in olive oil, onion and bell pepper; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in garlic and cubed chicken breast; sauté another 2 minutes. Make sure no chicken is stuck to the bottom of the pressure cooker.
- Spoon contents of cream of chicken soup into pressure cooker. Pour in chicken broth (or water). Stir to combine.
- Break dry/uncooked spaghetti in half; put into pressure cooker. Gently press spaghetti down so it’s mostly covered by liquid. Add a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Do not stir dry spaghetti, space will be tight.
- Seal pressure cooker lid and set the pressure cooker to “High Pressure” for 8 minutes. Flip the valve to release the pressure (quick release). When pressure subsides, open the lid and stir in 1 cup of cheese. Sprinkle remaining cup of cheese on top and let sit 2-3 minutes, until it has melted. Contents of the pressure cooker will thicken as it sits with the lid off, so if it seems like there’s a little too much liquid, let it sit with the lid off for a few additional minutes.
- Top with crumbled bacon and fresh parsley if desired.
To make your night even easier, try prepping any of these casseroles or casserole ingredients a day ahead and storing them in your refrigerator until you’re ready to bake. For more family meal inspiration, check out the bonus casserole recipes below, and take a look at these easy meal solutions for every day of the week.