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Grandma’s Chicken Casserole

grandma’s chicken casserole Entree
Grandma’s Chicken Casserole
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8

When it comes to weeknight dinner, casseroles are king. This super-simple, five-ingredient chicken casserole recipe comes together quickly and bakes up beautifully. It’s sure to be your quick-meal go to for at-home dinners and a reliable favorite for bake-and-take potluck dinners. MORE+ LESS-

Jessica Walker
October 1, 2018

Ingredients

3
cups chopped cooked chicken
2
cans (10.5 oz each) condensed cream of chicken soup
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
3
cups Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
6
tablespoons butter, melted

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Place chicken evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon and spread soup evenly over chicken; sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, stir bread crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over cheese. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread crumbs are golden brown and thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

  • Your grandma probably didn’t use panko bread crumbs, which are crispy crumbs used in Japanese cooking. But she’d definitely embrace them if she were given a box. Panko makes topping a casserole quick and ensures there’s good texture and contrast to the creamy center of the hot dish.
  • Sub in crispy French-fried onions to top the casserole or try some other types of cheese, depending on your family favorites.
  • Leftover roast turkey is a great substitute for chicken in this recipe—especially the day after Thanksgiving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
45%
Saturated Fat
14g
68%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
105mg
34%
Sodium
1060mg
44%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This easy chicken casserole recipe is brimming with old-fashioned goodness, but it comes together with super-modern speed. You’ll need only 10 minutes of hands-on prep time before you pop the chicken casserole dish in the oven, thanks to smart-shortcut ingredients like cream of chicken soup, shredded cheese and bread crumbs. If you have leftover rotisserie chicken, a surplus of day-after holiday turkey or any other leftover protein, reach for this recipe and add three cups of any cooked meat when you toss together the other ingredients. Or eliminate meat altogether, swapping in a few handfuls of drained, frozen spinach, cooked and frozen broccoli florets or sautéed Portobello mushrooms to make a satisfying vegetarian meal. If you’re ready for more easy, one-dish chicken comfort food, browse all of Betty’s best chicken casserole recipes.

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