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ULTIMATE Chicken Casserole!!!

A Comforting Classic Elevated Imagine a bubbling casserole dish filled with tender chunks of chicken, a medley of hearty vegetables, and a creamy sauce that’s rich and comforting. The Ultimate Chicken Casserole is a timeless classic taken to new heights. This recipe combines the best of comfort food with a touch of elegance, creating a dish that’s not only satisfying but also unforgettable.

Savory Harmony

The heart of this casserole is the savory combination of chicken, vegetables, and a creamy sauce. Each spoonful is a symphony of flavors, where the chicken’s tenderness and the vegetables’ freshness are complemented by the velvety richness of the sauce.

Elevated Comfort

The Ultimate Chicken Casserole takes the comfort of a classic casserole and elevates it to a new level. Whether you’re feeding a hungry family or impressing dinner guests, this dish is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Ultimate Chicken Casserole with these variations:

  1. Cheesy Delight: Add shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese on top for a golden, cheesy crust.
  2. Herb Garden: Enhance the flavor with fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or parsley.
  3. Potato Power: Swap the rice with diced potatoes for a heartier version.


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Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to the Ultimate Chicken Casserole, it’s time to savor the elevated comfort it offers. Share it with loved ones, make it the star of your dinner table, or enjoy it as a satisfying meal just for yourself. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your serving suggestions with us. Happy cooking!

Tips or Notes:

  • You can use cooked, leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken to save time.
  • Customize the vegetable medley based on your preferences. Peas, carrots, green beans, or mushrooms work well.
  • Ensure the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) for food safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I prepare the casserole in advance and bake it later?

Yes, you can assemble the casserole in advance and refrigerate it, covered, until you’re ready to bake. Just be sure to adjust the baking time to ensure it’s heated through.

Can I freeze leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze leftover Ultimate Chicken Casserole in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw and reheat in the oven or microwave when ready to enjoy.

ULTIMATE Chicken Casserole!!!

ULTIMATE Chicken Casserole!!!

Recipe by Alexandra
2.8 from 6 votes
Course: All Word Recipes


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  • For the Casserole:
  • 2 cups 2 cooked chicken, diced

  • 1 cup 1 cooked rice

  • 1 cup 1 mixed vegetables (e.g., peas, carrots, corn)

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 diced onion

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 diced celery

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 diced bell peppers (any color)

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups 2 chicken broth

  • 1 cup 1 whole milk

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 dried thyme (optional)

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 dried parsley (optional)


  • For the Casserole:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a large skillet, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat.
  • Add the diced onion, celery, and bell peppers to the skillet. Sauté until the vegetables become tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the all-purpose flour, creating a roux. Cook for 2-3 minutes to eliminate the raw flour taste.
  • Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and whole milk, stirring until the mixture thickens.
  • Season the sauce with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme (if using), and dried parsley (if using). Stir to combine.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced cooked chicken, cooked rice, and mixed vegetables.
  • Pour the creamy sauce over the chicken and vegetable mixture. Stir until all the ingredients are well coated.
  • To Assemble:
  • Transfer the mixture to a greased 9×13-inch (23x33cm) baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the casserole is bubbly and the top is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving your Ultimate Chicken Casserole. Enjoy the elevated comfort!

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