Chicken Casserole Recipes

Mouth-watering Chicken Casserole Recipes to Have a Hearty Meal

A Chicken casserole is a nourishing whole meal. It could be served with freshly baked bread or tortillas. Here are a couple of delicious and yummy recipes for you to try out.
Broccoli and Mushroom Chicken Casserole

This is a delicious and simple recipe, which is nutritious and healthy.

Ingredients

6 pieces of boneless chicken breast
1 finely chopped onion
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1½ cups of cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup fresh cream
½ cup cheddar cheese
½ cup Parmesan/mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp. crushed garlic/powdered garlic
2 tsp. butter

Salt and pepper as per your requirement

Method

In a skillet, add a 2 teaspoons of butter and sauté the chicken breasts till they become tender. Layer the casserole with the chicken pieces. Add the remaining butter and sauté onions, garlic, and mushrooms for a minute or till the onion changes color. Arrange the broccoli on the edges of the casserole and in the center, place the sautéed mushrooms and onion. Blend the cream and chicken soup and pour it over the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Add cheddar cheese over it followed by breadcrumbs. Parmesan or mozzarella cheese can be used instead of cheddar cheese as well.

Bake it in a preheated oven for 30 - 35 minutes at 360ºC or till the cheese melts and turns golden brown.

Note: Instead of breadcrumbs you could use cracker crumbs. The cheddar cheese could be replaced with cottage cheese. Sautéing chicken and vegetables would reduce the baking time. This recipe can serve 4 to 6 people.

Macaroni Chicken Casserole

One of the best ways to make use of leftover chicken and vegetables is by preparing a simple yet mouth-watering macaroni chicken casserole. You could serve it either cold or hot, with crusty bread slices or biscuits. It can also be served as the main course of a meal.

Ingredients

3 cups cooked chicken (boneless and diced)
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups cooked and drained macaroni
1 cup sliced mushroom
1 cup blanched spinach (squeeze excess water)
1 cup milk
¾ cup breadcrumbs
½ cup sliced green onions
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
6 tbsp. butter
Salt and pepper

Method

Heat 5 tablespoons of butter in a skillet and sauté onion and mushrooms, stirring frequently till mushroom becomes soft and tender. Reduce the heat and cook it for a minute more. Add the all-purpose flour and stir until it blends well with the vegetables. Stir in the chicken broth and cook till the gravy thickens. Slowly drop in the chicken and blanched spinach. Add the milk and cheese and mix well. Sprinkle salt and pepper and stir well. Slowly add the cooked macaroni and mix well until it blends with the remaining ingredient.

Butter a baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter and spoon the contents mentioned above into it. Bake the casserole in a preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes at 350ºC.

Chicken casseroles are not only a healthy meal but also filling, you could refrigerate it for couple of days in an airtight microwave container.