I rely on casseroles, especially chicken casseroles, all year round. They're so easy to make, taste wonderful, are so adaptable, and can be made ahead of time. So if you're feeling ambitious, all you need is about 20-30 minutes and you can make these casseroles and refrigerate them until it's time to eat. Add about 10-15 minutes baking time if the casseroles are cold when you put them in the oven.
Read through How to Cook Chicken Breasts to learn how to make juicy and tender chicken that works in the casserole recipes which call for cooked chicken. Or you can buy precooked chicken (find it at your grocer's meat counter) that's refrigerated or frozen. Or use leftover chicken. Or buy a rotisserie chicken at the deli and remove the meat, then refrigerate or freeze it and use it in these recipes.
One of the nicest things about these casseroles is they're so adaptable and versatile. Add your favorite vegetables, pastas, and cheeses, or change the recipe so you can use up what you have on hand. And as I always say, when you hit upon a winner, write it down! It's too easy to forget how you made a certain recipe when you're inventing and creating.
Chicken Casserole Recipes
- Baked Chicken and Ravioli
This simple chicken casserole recipe is full of flavor and nutrition. It's easy and delicious! Use your favorite flavor of refrigerated (or frozen) ravioli.
- Santa Fe Chicken
I just love this fabulous and super easy recipe. It's rich, creamy, and delicious.
- Chicken Potato Bake
Potatoes, sour cream, cheese, chicken - what's not to love? This comforting dish is perfect for a cold night.
- Buffalo Chicken Penne Bake
Anything flavored like Buffalo chicken wings is automatically going to be delicious. This comforting casserole is easy to make too.
- Vegetable Chicken Casserole
This hearty and nutritious chicken casserole cooks in the microwave oven. If you don't have a microwave, or don't want to use it, follow the directions at the bottom of the recipe.
- Scalloped Chicken Casserole
This comforting and rich recipe is like Thanksgiving dinner in one dish. Yum.
- Chicken Tortellini Casserole
Just five ingredients combine to make a wonderful and rich casserole that's warming and comforting.
- Creamy Chicken and Veggies Casserole Recipe
This excellent recipe has a buttery crumbly topping that elevates it to the realm of true comfort food.
- Chicken and Rice Casserole
Rice mixes are delicious and easy ways to season a casserole with just one ingredient. This five ingredient recipe is excellent.
- Chicken Divan Casserole
Another five ingredient recipe! You can substitute plain cooked rice for the frozen pilaf if you'd like.
- Ziti Chicken Casserole
Well, kids should love this recipe! You could add some frozen peas or green beans (thawed) to the mixture if you'd like.
- Enchiladas Verdes
This is a more complicated recipe, but the resulting taste and texture is so worth it. Try it soon!
- Chicken Alfredo Pie
Refrigerated breadsticks form the easy and crisp crust on this simple pie baked in a casserole dish.
- Creamy Mexican Manicotti
This easy recipe is so delicious and warming. It's perfect for any gathering and you can make it ahead of time!
- Chicken Drumstick and Rice Casserole
Kids will love this chicken casserole too! It's simple, easy, and delicious.
- Chicken and Rice Bake
Follow the directions in this recipe carefully to ensure success.
- Creamy Mexican Chicken
Okay, just one crockpot recipe. Serve this chicken casserole with Cotija Flatbread.
- Chicken Potato Pie
A pot pie is a casserole, just with a crust on top. Enjoy this comforting recipe.
- Honey Mustard Chicken Bake
Honey mustard salad dressing is such a great condiment to have on hand. It flavors this rich chicken bake to perfection.
- Tex Mex Chicken Drumsticks
With just three ingredients, this super simple chicken casserole recipe can be made by your kids for dinner tonight.