20 Simple and Satisfying Chicken Casserole Recipes
These will become your new, weeknight go-tos.
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Our Best Chicken Casserole Ideas
There are few things we love as much as good, old-fashioned casseroles. A complete, weeknight meal in one dish, they’re easy to make and almost always require less cleanup than other dinners. Add a family-favorite protein like chicken and your kids will be singing your praises, too. Don’t believe us? These recipes will convince you—starting with this cheesy, layered beauty that tastes like nachos, but better! It’s made a bit easier thanks to rotisserie chicken and features crunchy tortilla chips along with all the seasonings you’d expect in a plate of nachos. The trick that really takes this casserole over the top, though, is the creamy salsa verde sauce that coats the chicken. It’s irresistibly delicious and so full of flavor.
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Kale and Artichoke Chicken Casserole
If your first thought when you hear the word “casserole” is heavy or indulgent, Valerie’s healthy dish will change all that. Her take on the chicken casserole is hearty and satisfying—but full also of good-for-you kale.
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Chicken and Tater Tot Casserole
Pulsing potato tots in a food processor keeps their crispy texture and turns them into a crunchy topping. Genius!
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Chicken Ramen Noodle Dump Dinner
Low-maintenance and packed with flavor, this creamy casserole transforms dorm-friendly ramen noodles into a satisfying casserole for the whole family.
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Chicken and Rice Paprikash Casserole
Chicken paprikash becomes a one-dish dinner in this casserole. Bell peppers aren't traditional, but they add a lot of vitamin C to the dish and natural sweetness. The brown rice soaks up the sauce and becomes incredibly rich and satisfying, but maintains a nice chew.
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Chicken Spaghetti Squash
In this twist on a classic Southern dish, the noodle-like strands of crisp-tender squash find their way into a creamy chicken and vegetable casserole.
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Chicken Tortilla Casserole
The key to this hearty Tex Mex-inspired casserole is Trisha's simple chicken-gravy base. She starts with a basic roux, which makes the sauce rich and creamy.
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Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Casserole
This casserole is super satisfying and creamy and uses a great trick to cut out extra butter and oil: Instead of making the traditional roux with butter, the cream sauce is thickened with a little flour.
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Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Casseroles
Creamy, cozy and oh-so-delicious, Molly’s casserole is the ultimate make-ahead meal. She stores her casserole in the freezer and pops it in the oven for just 30 minutes when she needs a heat-and-eat dinner.
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Chicken Tortilla Dump Dinner
Here's a recipe to bookmark: All your favorite Tex-Mex flavors in a comforting casserole that's fast and easy to throw together.
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Chicken Noodle Casserole
This casserole based on a favorite soup will satisfy any comfort food craving. Partially cooking the egg noodles allows them to soak up the flavorful sauce without becoming too soft.
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Chicken Pot Hotdish
Molly gives the classic chicken-and-veggie casserole a fun twist by topping hers with frozen potato tots. They bake up golden-brown and delicious—and make the perfect crust for this creamy dish.
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Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole with Cauliflower
With just a little day-before prep work, this creamy casserole comes together quickly. It's hearty and flavorful, thanks to the combination of mushrooms, poached chicken and cauliflower.
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Greek Lemon Chicken and Orzo Casserole
Cook your main and side dish all at once with Jeff’s easy casserole. He tucks lemon slices in between pieces of coriander-spiced chicken to give a nice citrusy flavor to whole dish—the orzo pasta, included.
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Smoky Chicken, Broccoli Rabe and Wild Rice Casserole
Damaris uses liquid smoke to give this hearty chicken-and-rice casserole extra flavor. Roasted garlic, fragrant rosemary and a pinch of red pepper flakes bring balance to this savory and delicious dish.
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Chicken Jalapeño Popper Casserole
This rich and creamy casserole is the definition of comfort food. Ree combines chicken with smoky bacon, spicy jalapeño poppers and plenty of cheese—then tops everything off with crispy breadcrumbs and fried jalapeños. Creamy, cheesey, crave-worthy!
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Spicy Thai Red Curry Chicken Casserole
When you’re craving a Thai-inspired meal but are short on time or energy, this is your go-to recipe. Katie makes a super flavorful casserole in just one hour—by simply dumping all her ingredients into a dish and baking them. Easy!
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Chicken Teriyaki Dump Dinner
Toss everything you love about chicken teriyaki (including the rice) into a baking dish for a quick and delicious dinner without any extra pots or pans to wash.
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Chicken Meatball Casserole
What’s not to love about a cheesy baked pasta, chock full of flavorful chicken meatballs? Katie mixes a little canned pumpkin into the ground chicken (along with cheese, herbs and spices) to keep the meatballs moist and tender.
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Roast Chicken Enchilada Suizas Stacked Casserole
Rachael's enchilada casserole with poblano peppers, tomatillos and cumin has just the right amount of heat (and all the cheesy goodness you crave).
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