Chicken and cheese are two great ingredients to use in casseroles as they combine together perfectly to create a variety of tasty flavors that everyone in the family will love. Perhaps one of the very best things about casseroles in general is that there are so many different recipes to try that you could make one every single night and still never have the same thing twice for dinner.
Whether it is a family dinner, a special occasion, potluck dinner, party, or, holiday, you cannot go wrong with a casserole. Casseroles are incredibly versatile and you can experiment with a variety of ingredients to suit your tastes. In addition, they are also the perfect solution for making use of leftovers making them inexpensive choices for dinner.
Chicken is one of the most commonly used ingredients in casseroles and it can be paired with all types of cheeses, vegetables, pasta, potatoes, and rice. Some fillers that are ideal for chicken casseroles include mashed potatoes or potatoes sliced or cut into cubes, white or brown rice, either boiled or fried, cooked pasta, and all kinds of vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, corn, peas, and carrots, just to name a few. Also, use spices such as salt, pepper, garlic powder or salt, oregano, rosemary, and thyme.
Other than canned chicken, the easiest type to use in casseroles is boiled chicken that is deboned and cut into pieces or boneless chicken breasts also cut into bite sized pieces. You may want to cut down the cooking time of your casserole if you have boiled or fried the chicken first to avoid overcooking.
You can also omit the vegetables and include potatoes or rice along with your favorite cheeses. Also, add soups such as cream of celery, chicken, or mushroom or chicken stock, broth, or bullion. Without any vegetables for the kids to balk at they are sure to enjoy a cheesy chicken casserole served alone or along with a salad.
Easy Cheesy Chicken Casserole Recipe
What You Need
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1-1/2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1-1/2 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 16 ounce container sour cream
- 16 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups corn flakes or buttery round crackers, crushed
How to Make It
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Boil or bake the chicken breasts and then cut the meat into small pieces. Place the chicken in a 9 x 13 glass baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the soups and the sour cream together then pour over the pieces of chicken. Add the cubes or shredded cheddar cheese and distribute the cup of butter around the casserole evenly. Sprinkle the crushed corn flakes or crackers on top of the casserole and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
Serves 4 to 6.