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Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe

Comfort Food at its best! This creamy Chicken Casserole is a family favorite in our house.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 509kcal
Author Sherri Hagymas

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded or diced
  • 10.5 ounces 1 10 1/2 oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • 10.5 ounces 1 10 1/2 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 8 oz of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Cups Panko bread crumbs or regular bread crumbs
  • 1 lb box of elbow macaroni cooked per package directions

Instructions

  • Place chicken breasts in a 9x13 glass baking dish and sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350 F for 30-40 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Cook the elbow noodles per package directions.
  • When the chicken is done, shred it with a fork or cut into small pieces. Save the juices to use as well.
  • In a 9 x 13 Casserole Dish, mix the cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soups, milk, cheese, cooked chicken and the broth from baked chicken (for extra flavors).
  • Then add in the cooked elbow macaroni and mix well.
  • Sprinkle the top with panko or bread crumbs and bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.
  • To brown the panko topping, turn the oven on broil on low for about 3 -5 minutes to get it extra crispy. Just watch very closely. It can burn quickly. I usually leave the oven door cracked and stir it often.
  • ENJOY!!!

Notes

Make batches of crock pot shredded chicken and freeze it in separate bags to use in recipes like this casserole.
Make your own homemade cream of mushroom soup (and cream of chicken soup if you leave out the mushrooms).  I had no idea it was so easy!
You can also substitute crushed Ritz crackers for the crunchy topping too! 

Nutrition

Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 849mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 2.3mg