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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  1. Very worthy and versatile, we added cooked wild rice and steamed broccoli. Will add more vegetables to lighten it up. You can add darn near anything I would imagine.

  2. Leftout cottage cheese, sour cream and ritz crackers. But I topped it with Mexican blend shredded cheese 🧀, o sooo good. Super quick anc easy to make.

  3. I added some diced up mushrooms and some red hot sauce for a little spice! Very good! I wasn’t sure about the cottage cheese but it turned out great.

  4. How much is a sleeve of broken up Ritz crackers ? In a measuring cup? Our crackers come with the whole box in plastic, you didn’t mean the whole box did you?

    1. Oh I just realized maybe you mean the sleeves of Saltine Ritz crackers? I was thinking of the cheeze Ritz crackers?

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