Creamy Chicken Casserole

This Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe with bacon, mushrooms, and cheese is a really, really great idea! Chicken in a cream of chicken soup sauce. The chicken becomes so tender and melts in your mouth. Serve casserole with a side of creamy mashed potatoes!

Though chicken is wonderful baked or with pasta, casseroles are always a hit with the family.

Chicken breast casserole in a baking dish.

PIN this recipe HERE! Follow Valentina’s Corner on Pinterest for more inspiration.

Oven Baked Creamy Chicken Casserole-

Amazing oven baked chicken casserole recipe! The chicken is marinated, then breaded and sauteed giving the chicken a crispy finish. The chicken is then baked in a creamy chicken sauce. Sauteed mushrooms and bacon top the casserole dish and then the entire casserole is loaded with grated cheese.

This chicken casserole recipe is absolutely amazing. Once baked, the chicken is so tender and flavorful and the sauce adds so much flavor to the dish.

Chicken casserole on a plate with mashed potatoes.

What can I serve with the Chicken Breast Casserole with?

  • Our favorite side for this easy casserole would have to be mashed potatoes. The casserole has the cream of chicken sauce that is served as gravy over the mashed potatoes. It’s amazing!
  • If you don’t like mashed potatoes, rice or pasta of choice may also be used. Pour the sauce from the chicken over the pasta or rice as gravy – so good!

NOTE: If you have picky eaters, you can skip the mushrooms or leave it on half of the casserole. My kids are not fans of mushrooms (no idea how they aren’t) so, I just load one side of the casserole with extra mushrooms for the Mr. and I, leaving the other half without mushrooms. (No complaints here).

Can I substitute the toppings?

The bacon and mushrooms and NOT a must for this recipe. If we make this on a weekday, I rarely add the bacon. We usually do bacon and mushrooms for special occasions. Just add extra cheese if you’re a cheese lover.

Step-by-step picture how to make chicken casserole.

Chicken Casserole for Parties-

This easy creamy chicken casserole dish is always a huge hit at our large family gatherings. We have this casserole at most of our family gatherings and parties. It’s so nice that you can prepare everything the night before and just bake it the day of the party.

What size Do I cut the Chicken?

The chicken breast can be cut into 1″-2″ pieces. The chicken may also be cut into thin tenderloins or precut tenderloins may be purchased (chicken tenders).

Chicken with mushrooms and bacon in a spoon.

Can I freeze Chicken Casserole?

  • Yes, this is a perfect casserole dish to freeze. Prepare per instructions. Cover dish well and freeze.
  • Remove casserole dish from freezer and thaw before baking.

Can I make a smaller portion?

If this portion is too large for your family, just make 2 smaller casserole dishes instead of one large. Freeze one and bake the other. You’ll have a second casserole dish for a lazy evening when you don’t feel like cooking. You’re welcome;).

Creamy Chicken Casserole in a Dish.

This casserole dish is a great dish to use for this Creamy Chicken Casserole!

TRY THESE OTHER CASSEROLES:

Creamy chicken casserole recipe.
Print Recipe
5 from 14 votes

Creamy Chicken Casserole

Easy Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe with mushrooms, bacon, and cheese in a cream of chicken soup sauce. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy chicken casserole
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 419kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

chicken & marinade-

  • 3 chicken breasts (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • flour mixture-
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp ground paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 3/4 tsp table salt

Cream Mixture-

  • 26 oz cream of chicken soup can, family size
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Toppings-

  • 8 oz bacon, 1/2 pack, cooked
  • 6 oz mushrooms, sliced and sauteed
  • 6 oz shredded cheese, four cheese or mozzarella
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  • Cut chicken breast into medium pieces (About 6-7 pieces per chicken). 
  • Prepare the marinade. Combine the milk, eggs and salt. Place the chicken pieces into the mixture and let marinade 4 hours (or overnight).The longer it marinades, the softer the chicken will become.
  • Combine the ingredients for the flour mixture; the flour, paprika, pepper and salt.
  • Take the chicken from the marinade and coat generously in the flour mixture. (Discard of the marinade.)
  • Add enough oil to the skillet to completely cover the bottom of the skillet, turn on med/high heat. Once the oil is hot, fry 6-8 minutes, until chicken is crispy, turning as needed. Don't crowd the skillet. (Using two skillets works quicker.)
  • While chicken is frying prepare the cream mixture; combine cream of chicken soup, sour cream, water, salt, paprika and pepper.
  • Once chicken cooks, transfer onto a plate lined with paper towel. 
  • Cover the bottom of a 9"x13" dish with some of the cream.
  • Add the chicken pieces to the casserole dish. 
  • Completely cover with the remaining cream. (If preparing the night before and will be cooking it the following day, wait for the chicken to cool before covering with the cream.)
  • Add half of the cheese. Add the cooked bacon and sauteed mushrooms. Sprinkle remaining cheese. 
  • Bake 350° for 30 minutes, covered with foil. Remove foil and continue baking another 15-20 minutes until cheese melts and cream bubbles everywhere. 
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 1423mg 59%
Potassium 472mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 26.8%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 18.9%
Iron 14.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Valentina's Corner

Show 121 Comments
  • Brenda 04/13/2019, 5:34 pm Link Reply

    Can you make this in a crock pot?

    • Valentina's Corner 04/13/2019, 10:01 pm Link Reply

      I’ve never experimented in a crock pot and cannot be sure of the results. If you try it, I’d love your feedback!

  • Yuliya M 03/28/2019, 8:32 pm Link Reply

    This recipe is a bit of a time consumer, but it’s worth it. Sooooo creamy and rich. Frying the chicken makes it have more flavor than it would if you just put plain chicken in the dish. The mushrooms are a great added touch. I made this without bacon and it was still delicious.

    • Valentina's Corner 03/29/2019, 7:22 am Link Reply

      That’s great, Yuliya! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. You’ll have to try the casserole with bacon next time – it’s even better :).

  • sweetpea 03/11/2019, 6:46 pm Link Reply

    sounds so good. Would this be 6 chicken breast halves, about 6 to 7 oz. each? And OK to leave as is or cut into 1 to 2″ pieces? Thanks so much.

    • Valentina's Corner 03/12/2019, 5:15 pm Link Reply

      You can leave the chicken breast halved, just be sure to cook it completely. You’re in for a treat. This recipe is wonderful.

  • Jeanna 02/12/2019, 1:24 pm Link Reply

    Could you add fresh spinach to this recipe?

    • Valentina's Corner 02/12/2019, 10:06 pm Link Reply

      Jeanna, I’ve not tried adding spinach and am not sure how it will affect the outcome of the casserole. I’m sorry, that wasn’t very helpful.

  • Janis 02/03/2019, 12:16 pm Link Reply

    I’m a bit confused about the chicken. If I’m using boneless, skinless chicken breasts, how many and what size are they bring cut up into? Half? 1/3rds? Bite size? Help! Thx

    • Valentina's Corner 02/03/2019, 4:34 pm Link Reply

      I’m sorry for the confusion, Janis. I updated the post with tips on how to cut the meat. Thank you so much for visiting our online home. 🙂

  • Lisa T 01/31/2019, 5:01 pm Link Reply

    Hello Valentina, I have not tried your chicken casserole yet but plan to this weekend cause it sounds DELICIOUS. Just had a question. The idea of mashed potatoes with the sauce over the top sounds AMAZING but do you think you could add some cubed up potatoes to this casserole so it’s a one pan meal or should I just go with the mashed potatoes on the side? Have you or any of your followers tried this? If so, how did it work out and was the cook time different?

    • Valentina's Corner 02/01/2019, 11:15 am Link Reply

      Lisa, you are in for a treat! This recipe is phenomenal. I’ve never tried adding potatoes to the actual casserole. We just love serving this casserole with mashed potatoes and adding some of the cream as gravy. SOO GOOD! Enjoy and come back and visit our online home again.

  • Maureen 01/13/2019, 6:08 pm Link Reply

    I imagine you could also use cut up thighs as well as breasts?

    • Valentina's Corner 01/14/2019, 2:06 pm Link Reply

      You can, Maureen. Enjoy.

  • Robin Bidwell 01/05/2019, 8:50 pm Link Reply

    Just made this terrific casserole.
    My husband has issues swollowing food and was perfect. Great taste, and one we would eat again.
    I cut the recipe in half to try it andnext timw will make the full one, freezing half.
    I did did add a bit more sour cream…coz’ I love it.
    A little labor intensive, but worth every minute spent.
    Thank you!

    • Valentina's Corner 01/07/2019, 1:14 am Link Reply

      So so glad you love the chicken casserole, Robin! 🙂 Thanks for visiting our online home 🙂

  • Melissa 01/04/2019, 9:13 pm Link Reply

    Question: recipe looks tasty. Recipe calls for chicken and marinade. I see know reference to what the marinade is or length of time. Please embelish on these instructions

    • Valentina's Corner 01/07/2019, 1:10 am Link Reply

      Hi, Melissa. Under the ingredients list, there’s a list for the marinade and step 2 starts by saying “Prepare marinade”. That’s the marinade I have in mind. Sorry for the confusion. ENJOY!

  • Linda 12/01/2018, 5:26 pm Link Reply

    Can you use rotisserie chicken instead? Sounds like a very good recipe.

    • Valentina's Corner 12/01/2018, 9:31 pm Link Reply

      I don’t see why not, Linda. Sounds wonderful. Just resume recipe at step 8. Enjoy! 🙂

  • Sue 11/05/2018, 9:12 pm Link Reply

    My family really loved this! The chicken was so tender! Will make again!

    • Valentina's Corner 11/06/2018, 10:14 am Link Reply

      Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Sue! So glad your family enjoyed the dish. Thanks for visiting our online home. 🙂

  • Joyce Clare 11/02/2018, 11:29 am Link Reply

    Just middle of making,,can I put some cheese right on top chicken then rest cream sauce and cheese again with mush. And bacon??j

    • Valentina's Corner 11/02/2018, 12:35 pm Link Reply

      I’ve never tested it this way before, Joyce. I can’t tell you how it will turn out, I’m sorry! But if you try it let me know how it goes!! ?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Array

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.