Top 20 Quick and Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes

These recipes make weekday meals a snap

Ritzy Chicken Casserole
Diana Rattray

Casseroles make weekday dinners easy because they are often a whole meal in one baked dish. Most casseroles can be wrapped and refrigerated overnight, and many can be frozen for two or three months. When you make a family favorite, consider fixing two of them -- one for now and one to freeze for later.

Most of these chicken casserole recipes use cooked chicken. Roast, bake or boil a chicken a day in advance or use a rotisserie chicken or convenient packaged cooked chicken breast strips.

Here are...MORE 20 popular chicken casserole recipes. They include super easy casseroles made with condensed soups and others made with homemade sauces. Most of these dishes are a snap to prepare, making them excellent centerpieces for everyday family meals.

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    Chicken a la King Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    This chicken noodle casserole is filled with all the flavors of classic chicken a la king, with pimientos, celery, and an easy, creamy sauce. We used wide noodles, but medium or wide may be used. 

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    Chicken and Spinach Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    This simple casserole is a quick preparation, and it makes a fabulous family dinner. Serve it with a salad or sliced tomatoes, or add rice or pasta to your menu. If you're cooking for a larger group, double the recipe and bake it in a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan. 

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    Ritzy Chicken Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    This is a popular casserole because it is delicious! And it doesn't hurt that it's made with only 6 ingredients.  The crunchy, buttery Ritz cracker top and bottom crust offer surprising flavor and texture, and the rich and creamy sauce is unbelievably easy.

  • 04 of 20
    Chicken and Dressing Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    Chicken and dressing casserole brings the flavor of Thanksgiving to a Tuesday night family dinner, without hours of prep and cooking. Just combine the ingredients and pop it in the oven to bake. The cheese topping adds crunchy appeal, but you can easily omit it.

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    Chicken and Biscuits
    Diana Rattray

    Even though it's completely homemade, this delicious chicken and biscuits recipe is surprisingly easy to prepare, and it cooks quickly.

  • 06 of 20
    chicken and rice casserole
    Diana Rattray

    The chicken and rice casserole gets its great flavor from the onion soup mix, while the condensed cream of mushroom soup brings the ingredients together. Serve this casserole with dinner rolls or biscuits and sliced fresh tomatoes, broccoli salad, or a simple tossed green salad for a satisfying meal.

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    Dorito Chicken Casserole
    Dorito Chicken Casserole. Diana Rattray

    This Dorito chicken casserole is a simple and flavorful meal with a crunchy cheese and Dorito chip topping and crust. This is a casserole the whole family will love!

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    Chicken Noodle Casserole
    Photo: Diana Rattray

    This tasty chicken noodle bake is easy to prepare and makes a great weeknight meal for the family, sort of like the iconic soup with more substance. Pimiento, peas and Parmesan cheese give this casserole character.

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    Chicken Divan
    Photo: Diana Rattray

     This chicken and broccoli recipe is made with rice, cheddar cheese, and cooked cubed chicken. 

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    Chicken Tetrazzini
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    This chicken tetrazzini can be made in advance and refrigerated until 1 hour before serving time. It's a great potluck dish, or make it for a big family get together.

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    Chicken, Gouda, and Macaroni Bake
    Chicken, Gouda, and Macaroni Bake. Photo: Diana Rattray

    The Gouda cheese in this flavorful casserole can be replaced with a sharp cheddar cheese if you prefer. Use packaged roasted chicken cubes or pre-cooked rotisserie chicken for this recipe if you're pressed for time.

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    chicken pasta casserole
    Diana Rattray

    Bacon gives this chicken casserole nice smoky flavor, and the combination of American and cheddar cheeses makes it extra creamy. 

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    Chicken and Penne Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    Use penne, mini penne, or macaroni pasta in this easy chicken casserole. Condensed soup and frozen vegetables cut down on preparation time, and some sour cream and Parmesan cheese add flavor.

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    Chicken and Rice With Curry
    Chicken with rice and curry flavors. Diana Rattray

    This rice and chicken bake is packed with flavor, and it's easy to prepare. Use convenient cooked chicken cubes for an even easier meal.

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    enchilada casserole
    Enchilada casserole with sauce and cheese. Brian Hagiwara/Getty Images

    For a really full-on Mexican vibe try this chicken enchilada casserole recipe, made with sour cream, diced chicken, mushrooms, peppers, tortillas, cheese, and seasonings. Start this casserole about 1 hour before serving time.

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    Macaroni and Chicken Casserole
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    This chicken casserole features cooked chicken, macaroni, onions, olives, cheddar cheese, sour cream, green bell pepper, breadcrumbs, and seasonings.

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    Easy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    This quick and easy chicken recipe is a snap to prepare and bake. Serve this chicken and broccoli casserole with noodles or rice and a tossed salad or fresh sliced tomatoes.

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    Chicken Lasagna With Tex-Mex Flavors
    Diana Rattray

    This unique chicken lasagna is made with layers of noodles, green tomatillo salsa and tomato salsa, cilantro, Mexican cheese, spinach, diced tomatoes, and cooked chicken. 

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    Chicken, Cheese, and Penne Pasta Bake
    Diana Rattray

    Serve this chicken and penne bake to your family any day of the week, or take it along to a potluck.

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    Chicken Casserole With Crumb Topping
    Chicken Casserole With Crumb Topping. Diana Rattray

    This chicken casserole begins with a chicken and seasonings. The chicken is baked on vegetables with the thickened broth. The unique breadcrumb topping includes an egg, making it a stuffing-like topping