Everybody loves chicken, and everybody loves chicken casseroles. These one dish meals are quick, easy, delicious, and nutritious. When you make a casserole for dinner, all you need is a nice green or fruit salad and some crusty bread for texture and temperature contrast and you've got yourself a meal.
These recipes are inexpensive too. They're a great way to stretch a pound of chicken to feed more than four people. Whether you use chicken breasts or dark meat in theses recipes is up to... you. Remember that chicken thighs take longer to cook, but they are less expensive and do have more flavor. Always always test chicken to make sure it is cooked to 160° F before you serve any of these recipes.
Enjoy these easy recipes and use your creativity to create your own variations. Then be sure to write down your creation so it isn't lost in the mists of time.
01 of 07
This wonderful casserole is made of chicken, broccoli, cheese, and rice, to turn the classic recipe into something comforting and so easy to make.
02 of 07
This huge casserole serves a crowd, with just a couple of cubes of cooked, cubed chicken. The combination of pasta and chicken with lots of cheese, a creamy sauce, mustard, and peas is wonderful.
03 of 07
Hey, you can make a casserole in a crockpot! It's still a one dish meal. This super nutritious recipe has a lot of wonderful flavor. I love the combination of sweet potatoes with preserves. Serve it over cooked brown rice or orzo pasta for a delicious meal.
04 of 07
You can make a casserole in the crockpot! This wonderful recipe is rich and creamy and so full of flavor and color. It's perfect for dinner on a cold winter night.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Yes, risotto is technically a casserole! I love this simple recipe, mainly because it doesn't demand arborio rice, which is hard to find and expensive. I've tried this recipe with regular rice and with arborio rice, and I like the regular rice version better. You could try both and have a taste test yourself!
06 of 07
Orzo pasta cooks right in the crockpot in this easy and flavorful recipe. As with all recipes, taste it before you serve it and season it to your liking. If you like it spicy, use the larger amounts of Tabasco sauce, add some jalapenos, or more cayenne pepper.
07 of 07
This popular recipe is easy to make and everybody loves it. It has all the flavors and textures of chicken fajitas but it's much simpler. You can make it ahead of time too. Just assemble and refrigerate up to 24 hours. When you're ready to eat, pop it in the oven, add an extra 10 minutes or so of baking time, and eat!