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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
Updated June 14, 2019
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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.
  • Leftover roast turkey is a great substitute for chicken in this recipe—especially the day after Thanksgiving.
  • Sub in crispy French-fried onions to top the casserole or try Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend instead of cheddar cheese.

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 or a surplus of day-after holiday turkey, reach for this recipe and add three cups of the cooked meat when you toss together the other ingredients. 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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