Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe

by Sherri on February 18, 2014 · 21 comments · Main Dishes, Simple Recipes


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Creamy Chicken Casserole

Creamy Chicken Casserole

This is comfort at it’s best for my family.  :-)     I just made it the other night and I could eat it again and again and again.  It’s so easy!

You can easily cook the chicken ahead of time and just assemble the casserole when ready to put in the oven.

It’s always nice to cook a few packs of chicken and freeze in separate bags for use it recipes like this and so many others.

  Creamy Chicken Casserole

Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 3 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • (1) 10½ oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • (1) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup of milk (i use Fat Free)
  • 8 oz of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 lb box of elbow macaroni - cooked
  • 1½ Cups Panko or regular bread crumbs
Directions
  1. Place chicken breasts in baking dish and sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper. drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Cover with foil and bake at 350 until 30-40 minutes.
  3. When done, shred with a fork cut into small pieces and save broth to use.
  4. In a casserole dish, mix the 2 soups, milk, cheese, cooked chicken and the broth from baked chicken (for extra flavors).
  5. Then add in the cooked elbow macaroni and mix well.
  6. Sprinkle the top with panko or bread crumbs and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. I put my panko on a cookie sheet and broil for about 3 -5 minutes on low to get them extra crispy. Just watch very closely. It can burn quick. I usually leave the oven door cracked and stir it often.

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Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above March 31, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party.
Have a great week.
Debi and Charly

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The Better Baker April 2, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Oh how I love the sounds, and looks, of this creamy dish. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck.

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Rachel Kathyg @ onlinesisterhood April 14, 2014 at 10:44 am

This looks like such a yummy go-to recipe that can be made quickly! Thanks for sharing (found at mad by you monday). Have a great week:)

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Erlene April 15, 2014 at 6:24 am

Love these quick and easy casserole type dishes. It makes dinner so easy and fast. Would love for you to share it on The Yuck Stops Here! recipe link up.

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Julie April 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Great! Added to my menu for next week. :)

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Deborah April 16, 2014 at 11:38 am

Looks yummy! I cook a lot with chicken and am always looking for new ways to fix it. Thank you for sharing at the party. Happy Easter! Blessings ~Deborah

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Maria April 17, 2014 at 8:53 am

This looks so creamy and delicious! The perfect comfort food!

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Sherri April 17, 2014 at 9:40 am

It really is the PERFECT comfort food :-)

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Robin April 18, 2014 at 8:31 am

I make a similar casserole, the only difference is I add broccoli. You’re right, it is yummy enough to eat again and again. Thank you for sharing it at Fluster’s #CreativeMuster Party, I hope that you’ll be sharing with us again.
Hugs, Smiles and Blessings.
Robin @ Fluster Buster

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Sherri April 18, 2014 at 8:35 am

I need to do that! I have added peas before but broccoli is probably wonderful as well.

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Miz Helen April 21, 2014 at 10:25 am

This looks like a delicious Creamy Chicken Casserole. Hope you had a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a good week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

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Ryan Schultz June 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm

It says shredded cheese what kind? Mozzarella, ?

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Sherri June 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Oh my goodness I’m sorry. I use Cheddar ):-

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porter September 7, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Do you think I could make this the night before? Or even prepare and freeze?

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Sherri September 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Absolutely! I would leave the panko off until you are putting it in the oven so it doesn’t get soggy.

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Charissa November 12, 2014 at 10:21 am

Yum! How many does this serve? And what size of cream of chicken and cream of mushroom cans did you use? Thanks!

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Sherri November 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm

It is definitely a family favorite! I use the regular 10 1/2 oz sized soup cans. It serves at least 6-8, depending on the serving sizes. We usually get 2 meals out of it with our family of 4.

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AR November 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm

I think I’ll stop and get a rotisserie chicken tonight and try this, sounds good!

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