Chicken Potato Casserole

Chicken potato casserole recipe

The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic 

  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
817 Calories
55g Fat
38g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 817
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55g 70%
Saturated Fat 25g 123%
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 793mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 43g
Calcium 768mg 59%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This super simple and delicious chicken potato casserole is perfect to freeze ahead of time, then thaw and bake on nights when you just can't face the kitchen. This recipe is pure comfort food, best served on a cold winter night when sleet is ticking at the windows.

You can use any kind of cooked cubed chicken for this recipe: chicken breasts or thighs or drumsticks or leftovers, too. This is a great casserole to make after Thanksgiving—just substitute cubed cooked turkey for the chicken. You could also use any type of frozen vegetable. Frozen broccoli and peas would be delicious in this recipe, as would frozen shredded sweet potatoes in place of the regular hash brown potatoes.

Serve this hearty and indulgent recipe with a green salad tossed with sliced mushrooms and tiny grape tomatoes, along with a spicy Italian vinaigrette salad dressing. A glass of wine or iced tea completes the meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) can condensed reduced fat and sodium cream of chicken or mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups cooked chicken (cubed)
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 4 cups frozen hash brown potatoes (thawed)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peppers and onions (thawed)
  • 1 1/2 cups potato chips (crushed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for chicken potato casserole
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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

    Casserole dish
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  3. In a medium bowl, combine the condensed soup, sour cream, milk, chicken, and 1 1/2 cups of the cheddar cheese. Spread 3/4 of this mixture in the prepared dish.

    Combine condensed soup
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  4. Sprinkle the hash browns and peppers and onions over the top of the casserole and press down lightly, then top the vegetables with the remaining soup and chicken mixture.

    Sprinkle hashbrowns
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  5. Sprinkle the casserole with the remaining cheddar cheese and the potato chips.

    Sprinkle with chips
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  6. Bake the casserole, uncovered, in the heated oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until it's hot and bubbly. Let the casserole stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

    Bake casserole
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  7. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve and enjoy
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Tips

  • To freeze, assemble the casserole as directed, except do not thaw the potatoes, peppers, or onions and do not sprinkle with the potato chips. Wrap the casserole in freezer wrap or heavy-duty foil and label; then freeze up to 3 months. Reserve the potato chips in the pantry.
  • To thaw and bake, let the casserole thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Uncover and bake at 350 degrees F for 60 to 70 minutes until bubbly. Then top with the crushed potato chips and bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer.