Whether you find yourself with some leftover shredded chicken and you want to use it up, or you simply fancy a dish which is creamy, cheesy, meaty, and tasty, this one is a winner.
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It’s made with just 7 different ingredients, namely chicken, egg noodles, garlic, chicken soup, sour cream, cheese, and French fried onions which add the perfect amount of crunch.
As is the case with many of the best chicken casserole recipes, this one is simply a question of cooking and draining the egg noodles and then mixing them with the remaining ingredients and baking until done. The flavors in this dish combine beautifully and you will get the garlic, cheese and creamy flavors in every mouthful.
Pair it with some vegetables or whatever you like. If you don’t mind the carbs, hot garlic bread would be amazing with this, or else some baguette slices to mop up every last bit of the tasty sauce.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
It’s a great way to use up leftover shredded chicken whether you cooked some chicken breasts for another recipe or you find yourself with half a rotisserie chicken left. The other ingredients needed for the casserole are all easy to source. This casserole is rich, filling and full of amazing and indulgent flavors. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight supper.
How to Serve It:
Just like with most other casserole recipes, this one is best served hot from the oven, paired with whatever sides you want. Broccoli, asparagus, green beans, or another simple green vegetable would be perfect.
- Garlic powder
- Egg noodles
- Cream of chicken soup
- Shredded chicken
- French fried onions
- Sour cream
- Shredded cheddar cheese
How to make Chicken Crunch Casserole:
Boil the egg noodles in a pot of water on the stove until cooked to al dente. Drain well.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Stir together the noodles, garlic powder, soup, chicken, sour cream, and cheese in a large mixing bowl.
Spread the mixture into a well-greased 9×9 baking dish.
Then bake for 25 minutes.
Remove, and cover with the french-fried onions.
Bake for another 10 minutes before serving.
This easy chicken casserole only calls for 7 ingredients and is a wonderful way to use up leftover cooked chicken. It’s creamy, cheesy and offers a satisfying crunch. Paired with your favorite vegetable, this makes a delicious dinner for all the family.
Chicken Crunch Casserole
- 1 tsp. Garlic powder
- 8 oz. Egg noodles
- 1 Can Cream of chicken soup
- 2 C. Shredded chicken
- 1 ½ C. French fried onions
- 1 C. Sour cream
- 1 C. Shredded cheddar cheese
- Boil the egg noodles in a pot of water on the stove until cooked to al dente. Drain well.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Stir together the noodles, garlic powder, soup, chicken, sour cream and cheese in a large mixing bowl.
- Spread the mixture into a well greased 9×9 baking dish, and bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove, and cover with the french fried onions. Bake for another 10 minutes before serving.
Can You Make It Ahead?
You can prepare and assemble it ahead up to the baking stage, and then bake it in the oven later on.
Leftovers should be covered and refrigerated. They should be fine for 3 or even 4 days in the fridge. You can also freeze this casserole in portions but you’ll need to add more French fried onions before reheating because the ones on there will have gone soggy. If you know you’re going to have enough to freeze, just omit the onions from those portions.
Variations and Substitutions:
Swap the chicken for pork or turkey, use crumbled Ritz crackers or try a different type of cheese if you want to change the recipe. Another idea is using plain Greek yogurt rather than sour cream.