How to Make a Great Chicken Casserole, Plus Top 10 Chicken Casserole Recipes


How to Make a Great Chicken Casserole, Plus Top 10 Chicken Casserole Recipes

With so many ways to make chicken, you may have overlooked easy chicken casserole recipes

We've included helpful tips and tricks on how to make a great casserole, as well as a list of our favorite chicken casserole recipes. Chicken casseroles seem easy in theory but even the most seasoned one-dish cook can benefit from these helpful tips and tricks. Follow our guide and you'll have the best chicken casserole every time!

To get a crispy top to your casserole, cook it uncovered. For an even crispier and flavorful crust, sprinkle the top of any casserole with cheese, bread crumbs, and herbs.

For casseroles that take a longer time to cook, use dried herbs instead of fresh herbs.  These will maintain their flavor longer under intense heat.

If you're not sure how much your pan can hold, measure out water and pour it in to test it.  It's an easy way to test its volume without guesswork.

If you have to use a pan that doesn't fit the size required for the recipe, then adjust cooking time.  If it is shallower, reduce cooking time by 25%, if it is deeper, increase by 25%.

Casseroles taste best when made in advance so let them sit to really have those flavors meld.

To test a casserole for doneness, insert a wooden skewer or knife into the center.  If it is hot to the touch then the whole casserole is hot.
Casserole leftovers are best if defrosted for a whole day in the fridge before cooking again.

Chicken casseroles are unanimous crowd-pleasers because chicken works so well with a variety of different foods: rice, vegetables, noodles, cheese, and so much more. Check out our list of the top 10 chicken casseroles, sure to become family favorites you can bake again and again.

It's good to keep biscuit baking mix on hand for stretching our food budgets and making the most of leftovers. 

Chicken Tetrazzini is a creamy, cheesy, fancy-sounding Italian chicken dish that goes together in a jiffy because it calls for cooked rotisserie chicken.

Heat up a deli favorite with Chicken Salad Bake. Nothing is more comforting than chicken salad like Mom used to make except... warm chicken salad like Mom used to make! So, grab a fork and dig in!

Scalloped dishes are hearty and soul-soothing, typically baked in a sauce and covered with seasoned bread crumbs. Our Classic Scalloped Chicken bakes up as a comforting all-in-one main-dish meal.

Slow Cooked Chicken and Rice is a hearty one-pot casserole that'll make your evening easy AND tasty. The traditional combination of chicken and rice can't be beat.

This cheesy all-in-one chicken casserole dish literally shouts "comfort!" It makes use of ingredients you can easily keep on hand so you can always be ready to throw together this hearty meal.

Tortillas replace the traditional topping for a Mexican twist on everyone's favorite classic chicken pot pie. The gang's sure to love our Tortilla Chicken Pot Pie, that's for certain!

This Amish Country recipe is sure to be a popular one at your house. We take the liberty of using cooked rotisserie chicken to get our Amish Chicken Casserole from oven to table quickly.

One-pot meals are simple and hands-off... just the way we like 'em! This Chow Mein Chicken Casserole is no exception and we know you'll love it as much as we do!

We don't know if Davy Crockett had meals like this, but we're sure he'd have loved it, and your family will, too. Frontier Chicken & Noodle Casserole is delicious, and simple!

Make these casseroles ahead of time by learning how to freeze casseroles. If you like that idea, then check out our 10 favorite make and freeze casserole recipes. Freezing casseroles is a great way to save time during the holidays or stock up on weeknight dinners. And don't stop at casseroles—we've got lots more chicken dishes for you to try!

If you loved these chicken casserole recipes, be sure to check out our free eCookbook, Piece-by-Piece: 20 Easy Chicken Recipes for Drumsticks, Thighs & More.

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