Chicken Casserole: My New Favorite Recipe!

This Chicken Casserole is Made with Swiss Cheese!

Easy chicken casserole has been a family favorite for many years.

I always have guests pulling me to the side and asking for this melt-in-your-mouth recipe!

When I serve this casserole, guests come hungry, but leave with full tummies and happy faces!

Now, that’s my kind of meal!

And if you’re a busy mom, you need to let casseroles become your best friend!

Don’t argue…just listen.

chicken casserole in baking dish

Easy Chicken Casseroles are Great for Busy People!

Casseroles free up your time and create very little mess in the kitchen.

Just mix, bake, and use the extra hands-free time to get other things done!

Easy chicken casserole recipe

Casseroles are one of my busy mom hacks.

I’m always trying to shave a few minutes off here and there.

Can I get a witness?!

How do I get delicious, hearty meals on the table in minutes?

Chicken Casserole is Ready in Minutes

Preparing and planning ahead are my best game plans.

Chopping up veggies the night before, starting the crock-pot early in the morning, or cooking and freezing a meal for later are all time-saving options to help you get food on the table — fast.

And throwing a crazy-yummy casserole together?

sides served with the chicken casserole

Yeah — that’s on the list too!

I don’t know about you, but I am not happy about feeding my kids fast food several times a week.

I feel so much better when my kids are eating a real meal that I know is nutritious, healthy and doesn’t contain hidden, foreign ingredients.

Easy Chicken Casserole is Covered in Swiss Cheese

I also love to have my home-made meals wrapped in family traditions.

I know I can’t go wrong with a bread-crumb topping like my grandmother often used in her recipes.

I have fond memories of seeing a huge container of butter or margarine sitting in her fridge.

chicken casserole topped with cracker crumbs, Swiss cheese and chicken broth

She would always add this to the special dishes she made for our family.

Southern-baked macaroni pie, seasoned green beans, and garden-fresh creamed corn always had this yummy ingredient.

And today?

I still re-create those special recipes in my own kitchen.

This Chicken Casserole is a Family Tradition

And yes, I use butter!

Is it possible to have a dish smothered with tradition, love, and flavor ready in minutes?


Now, let’s answer some common questions about chicken casserole!

How Long Will This Easy Chicken Casserole Stay Fresh?

Keep this chicken casserole in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, or in the freezer for 4-5 months.

Make sure it’s sealed in an airtight container.

You can also freeze this casserole cooked or uncooked.

Can I Make This Easy Chicken Casserole in My Crock Pot or Slow Cooker?

You sure can!

  • In a large skillet, brown chicken breasts with butter on all sides.
  • Add all ingredients to the slow cooker (except for the topping and sour cream) and stir together.
  • Close the lid and set on high for a total time of 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours.
  • When time is up, remove the chicken and shred with two forks. Return to slow cooker and stir.
  • Add topping and stir in the sour cream. Leaving the slow cooker on high and tilt the lid slightly open for 20-35 minutes. This “browns” the top a little…;0)

What’s the Best Way to Re-Heat This Chicken Casserole Recipe?

To reheat this dish, add 3 tablespoons of sour cream, a few dashes of salt and pepper and pop it back in the oven at 350 for about 15-20 minutes!

Serve with garlic bread and salad for another yummy meal!

If you are using the microwave to reheat the cheesy chicken casserole, add a splash of milk to the dish and stir it halfway through cooking to keep it from drying out.

Try this yummy recipe for your family tonight and see if you don’t start a tradition of your own!

Remember, busy mom days don’t have to equal sandwiches, frozen pizza or fast food.

With a little planning, flavor-filled meals can fill your family’s tummy as you discuss the day’s events.

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easy chicken casserole recipe

Easy Chicken Casserole

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy chicken casserole is a quick, hearty meal! It's full of flavor and tradition!


  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, (quartered)
  • 1/2 cups chicken broth, (or homemade chicken stock)
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese, OR
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, (shredded)
  • 15 Ritz crackers, (crushed, or 1 package Stove Top Stuffing Mix)
  • 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large skillet, saute green onion and garlic for one minute in two tablespoons of oil. Add chicken breasts. Do not cook until all the way done. Only cook until both sides are white and the inside is still pink.
  3. Transfer chicken to a 9x13 ungreased baking pan. Arrange breasts in pan so the entire bottom is covered.
  4. Layer chicken breasts with Swiss cheese.
  5. Spread sour cream on top.
  6. Sprinkle crackers or breadcrumbs on top.
  7. Pour chicken broth all over the top of the crackers or stuffing.
  8. Spread the butter on top of the crumbs.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and the topping is golden brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 487Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 486mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 34g

Nutrition values are estimates only, and are provided only as a courtesy.

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