Casserole Recipes with Chicken

Looking for a new family favorite casserole dish? These quick, easy, and oh so delicious chicken casserole recipes are hearty, comforting, and incredibly satisfying.

I understand that after a long day at work or running your kids to and from sports, the last thing you want to do is dive into dinner.

Enter the life saving casserole! The great thing about a casserole recipe is that it takes the work out of the kitchen by keeping the entire meal in one pan. Serve them with a side dish recipe or not, get ready for your family to clear their plate!

easy chicken casserole on a plate.

Easy Chicken Casserole for Dinner

To get started, let’s talk about our absolutely best chicken casseroles that work every time.

Easily the hero of weeknights, these old-school comforting classics give you the creamiest, easiest, and most perfectly filling family dinner.

If you can only pick one, we recommend the CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE below. It consistently gets high marks from visitors.

Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipes

The one thing I love about Mexican casserole recipes is how easy they are to alter. Add toppings, extra delicious ingredients, or even switch the chicken to beef; Mexican casseroles are in a class of their own.

Here are three of our favorite dinners with Mexican-inspired flavors.



  • Sour Cream
  • Olives
  • Tomatoes
  • Pico


  • Change protein type from chicken to ground beef
  • Add drained black beans to the casserole

Chicken Casseroles with Rice

Rice and chicken together is a classic way to enjoy the basics.

Chicken Casseroles with Noodles

Noodles are also a fantastic filler for a chicken casserole dish. Here are our favorite variations!

Serve any of these dishes with roasted veggies for a full meal.

Slow Cooker Chicken Casseroles

There may be some debate on what is actually considered a casserole dish. Casseroles and their definition vary widely but almost everyone agrees it consists of a baking dish and often layered food.

Lasagnas, baked broccoli cheese, and pretty much anything with a tater tot as a base is a casserole. (I’m looking at you breakfast)

While these chicken recipes below may not exactly fit the definition of a casserole recipe, they are crockpot variations of their famous oven-baked cousin and might be the perfect choice for you tonight.

How to cook chicken for a chicken casserole?

It really depends on the casserole. In some recipes, like chicken and rice (shown above), you do not cook the chicken before adding to the dish.

In others, where you add the chicken to the dish, the recipe typically allows you to add cooked chicken in any way.

You can pressure cook, poach, or even slow cook basic chicken breasts for those recipes. Personally, I try to plan ahead and slow cook chicken as I find its the most tender.

  • Pressure Cook Chicken – I always cut my chicken breasts in large pieces first. Add 2 cups chicken broth, defrosted chicken breasts to pressure cooker.
  • Pressure cook on HIGH for 10 minutes and slow release for 5 minutes. Remove chicken with tongs and then shred for recipe.

For more flavor in the chicken, you can also grill or bake chicken .

Lastly, if you are short on time, purchase a Rotisserie chicken from the store already premade or simply cut and quick fry chicken pieces on the stove until they reach a safe temperature of 165 degrees.

Editor Note

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