Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Million Dollar Chicken Casserole – This is our go-to chicken casserole! SO easy to make and tastes like a million bucks! Chicken, cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, onion, garlic, cream of chicken soup, topped with crushed Ritz crackers and butter. Can make this casserole in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. #chicken #casserole #chickencasserole #ritzcrackers

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Easy Weeknight Dinner

Chicken casseroles are a weeknight staple at our house. I am always thinking of ways to change them up so we don’t get bored with the same old thing. This Million Dollar Chicken Casserole is a kicked-up version of the classic Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole I ate growing up with cream cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream. This casserole is super simple to make and tastes like a million bucks! Serve the casserole with some green beans and crusty bread and dinner is done!!

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How to Make Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

This chicken casserole is super easy to make. Start with a rotisserie chicken. Remove the skin and pull the meat off the bones. Next simply combine the chicken, cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, garlic powder, and onion powder. Spread the chicken mixture into a baking dish, top with crushed Ritz crackers and bake. 

Can this Casserole be Frozen?

This Million Dollar Chicken Casserole makes a great make-ahead meal and freezer meal. I usually double the recipe when I make this. I bake one and freeze one for later. You can freeze the casserole baked or unbaked. To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bake as directed below. To reheat the casserole after freezing, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Cover the casserole with foil and bake at 350ºF for 30 to 40 minutes.

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What to Serve with the Best Chicken Casserole

This Million Dollar Chicken Casserole is a family favorite. We make this at least once a month. We like to serve this with some green beans, asparagus or broccoli. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy chicken casserole:

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Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Million Dollar Chicken Casserole – This is our go-to chicken casserole! SO easy to make and tastes like a million bucks! Chicken, cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, onion, garlic, cream of chicken soup, topped with crushed Ritz crackers and butter. Can make this casserole in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. #chicken #casserole #chickencasserole #ritzcrackers

Ingredients:

  • cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 4- oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp dried onion powder
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 5 Tbsp butter, melted

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine chicken, cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, and cream of chicken soup. Spread into prepared pan.
  • Combine crushed crackers and butter, sprinkle over chicken mixture..
  • Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes.

Notes:

Use a rotisserie chicken for quick prep of the cooked chicken.
Can prepare through step 3 and refrigerate or freeze for later.
To bake after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.
For a gluten-free dish, use gluten-free Cream of Chicken soup and crushed pork rinds instead of Ritz crackers.

Steph

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Comments

  1. I’m hoping Ricotta will work because my husband doesn’t like cottage cheese, even in recipes. Fingers crossed! It is in the oven right now and smells wonderful. I had a question about the “green” I was seeing in the picture too, so thank you for answering that with the parsley. I think Ritz crackers and melted butter make everything taste so good! I have a wonderful chicken casserole recipe that is great in the summer.

  2. I would just use cream cheese sourcream and the soup .throw in some rice little broccoli and u have a perfect dish even spinach would work

  3. The casserole was delicious and so easy! I was wondering if you’ve ever tried adding prepared egg noodles to the dish for some extra texture? Thanks!

    1. I was thinking the same thing. I don’t like cottage cheese, not even in recipes. I was thinking about using 2/3 or 3/4 cups of skim ricotta. I normally use full fat ricotta in lasagna as I my family has noticed it doesn’t taste as rich if I don’t. But with all the cream based things in this, I think that wouldn’t matter as much.

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