chicken casserole recipe

Here’s the full recipe for the chicken casserole :


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 8 oz curly noodles (such as rotini or fusilli)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend)
  • 8 oz Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 can (10 oz) Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add the chicken breasts and boil for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred it using two forks.
  3. Cook the curly noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  4. Place the cooked noodles in the prepared baking dish, spreading them out evenly. Arrange the shredded chicken on top of the noodles.
  5. In a medium saucepan, combine the cubed Velveeta cheese, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies (undrained), condensed cream of chicken soup, and ranch seasoning mix. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  6. Pour the cheese mixture evenly over the chicken and noodles in the baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of the casserole, covering it evenly.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and melted and the casserole is heated through.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious chicken casserole!

Here are some common questions and their answers related to chicken casserole:

Q: Can I use leftover cooked chicken instead of boiling chicken breasts? A: Yes, absolutely! Using leftover cooked chicken is a great way to save time and reduce prep work. Simply shred the cooked chicken and proceed with the recipe as directed.

Q: Can I use a different type of pasta instead of curly noodles? A: Of course! Feel free to use any type of pasta you prefer or have on hand. Penne, rotini, fusilli, or even spaghetti can work well in this recipe.

Q: Can I substitute the ranch seasoning mix with something else? A: If you don’t have ranch seasoning mix or prefer a different flavor, you can try using other seasoning blends such as Italian seasoning, taco seasoning, or Cajun seasoning. Adjust the amount to taste.

Q: Can I make this casserole ahead of time? A: Yes, you can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake. Just cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent drying out. When ready to bake, remove it from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes before baking as directed.

Q: Can I freeze leftovers? A: Absolutely! This casserole freezes well. Once cooled, portion the leftovers into airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating in the microwave or oven.

Q: What can I serve with chicken casserole? A: Chicken casserole pairs well with a variety of sides such as steamed vegetables, green salad, garlic bread, or crusty bread rolls. Choose your favorite sides to complement the flavors of the casserole.