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This ultimate chicken casserole will tantalize your taste buds with its delicious flavors. This easy chicken casserole recipe is perfect for a quick and easy meal that the whole family will love. So gather up your ingredients and get cooking!

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Chances are, you’ve probably made a chicken casserole before. They’re easy to make and usually pretty tasty. But what if we told you that there was a way to make an even better chicken casserole? A casserole so good that it could be called “ultimate?”

Well, there is. And in this recipe, I’m going to share with you my secret on how to make it. So carry on, and see below the detailed step-by-step of how to make my ultimate chicken casserole!

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There are endless variations of chicken casserole, but this recipe is a classic that never fails to please. It’s easy to make and can be tailored to your own taste by adding or subtracting ingredients.

Best of all, it’s hearty and filling, perfect for a winter meal.

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Can you make chicken casserole with canned chicken?

Yes, you can make a chicken casserole with canned chicken, canned chicken is quick and easy to use, and it’s a great way to add protein to your casserole.

Can I make the ultimate chicken casserole ahead of time? 

Yes, you can make the ultimate chicken casserole ahead of time. In fact, it’s often recommended that you do so, as it allows the flavors to meld and enhances the overall taste of the dish. To make chicken casserole ahead of time, follow these simple steps:

  1. Prepare the chicken casserole according to recipe instructions.
  2. Once it has cooled, cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge.
  3. When ready to eat, reheat in the oven or microwave until warmed through.
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Can I use a different type of noodle? 

Yes, you can use a different type of noodle in your chicken casserole. For example, you could try using fettuccine or rotini instead of traditional egg noodles. Just be sure to follow the cooking instructions on the package so that the noodles are cooked before adding them to the casserole.

Can I use rotisserie chicken? 

Yes, you can use rotisserie chicken in chicken casseroles. In fact, it’s a great shortcut to use if you’re short on time. Just make sure to remove the skin and any bones before using it in the recipe.

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Ingredients for Ultimate Chicken Casserole:

  • Egg noodles cooked
  • Shredded chicken
  • Frozen corn kernels
  • Onion diced
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Milk
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

How To Make Ultimate Chicken Casserole (easy & quick)

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. Add the egg noodles, shredded chicken, corn kernels, onion, cheddar cheese, and bacon to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Adding the egg noodles, shredded chicken and corn kernels
Adding the egg noodles, shredded chicken, and corn kernels
Adding onion
Adding onion
Adding cheddar cheese and bacon
Adding cheddar cheese and bacon

Step 3. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the milk, cream of chicken soups, minced garlic and salt and pepper to taste.

Adding milk and cream of chicken soups
Adding milk and cream of chicken soups

Step 4. Pour the soup mixture over the ingredients in the large mixing bowl, and toss to coat well.

Pour the soup mixture in the large mixing bowl
Pour the soup mixture in the large mixing bowl

Step 5. Layer the mixture in a well-greased 9×13 baking dish.

Layer the mixture in 9x13 baking dish.
Layer the mixture in 9×13 baking dish.

Step 6. bake for 30 minutes.

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Enjoy!

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How to Store Ultimate Chicken Casserole?

While chicken casserole is delicious fresh out of the oven, there are ways to store it so that you can enjoy it later too. The easiest way to store chicken casserole is in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep for 3-4 days. You can also freeze chicken casserole. Simply place it in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to eat it, let it thaw in the fridge overnight and then reheat in the oven or microwave.

Variations

There are many variations of chicken casserole that can be made, depending on your taste.

  • For a creamy and cheesy casserole, try adding some cream of chicken soup and shredded cheese to the mix.
  • If you’re looking for a bit of a kick, add in some diced green chilies or jalapeños.
  • Try substituting chicken for turkey or vice versa.
  • Finally, don’t forget the toppings! A sprinkling of shredded cheese or crumbled bacon on top can really take your casserole up a notch.

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Serving suggestions

  • Serve chicken casserole with a side of steamed broccoli or green beans.
  • For a heartier meal, serve chicken casserole over cooked brown rice or quinoa.
  • For a fun twist, top chicken casserole with shredded cheese and bake until cheese is melted.
  • The leftover chicken casserole can be enjoyed cold or reheated in the microwave.
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Ultimate Chicken Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
This ultimate chicken casserole will tantalize your taste buds with its delicious flavors. This easy chicken casserole recipe is perfect for a quick and easy meal that the whole family will love. So gather up your ingredients and get cooking!
4.29 from 7 votes

Ingredients 

  • 2 C. Egg noodles cooked
  • 2 C. Shredded chicken
  • 2 C. Frozen corn kernels
  • 1 Onion diced
  • ½ C. Shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ C. Crumbled bacon
  • 1 C. Milk
  • 2 Cans Cream of chicken soup
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the egg noodles, shredded chicken, corn kernels, onion, cheddar cheese and bacon to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together the milk, cream of chicken soups, minced garlic and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the soup mixture over the ingredients in the large mixing bowl, and toss to coat well.
  • Layer the mixture in a well greased 9×13 baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 745mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g
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