This amazing Rotisserie Chicken Casserole is a perfect way to get everyone to the dinner table. When you make one of their favorite casserole recipes, the entire family shows up.
Chicken casseroles are a weeknight staple at our house. I am always looking for a way to change them up, so we don’t get bored with the same old thing. Easy dinners like this are part of my recipe box.
Easy Casserole Recipes
Have you ever heard of Paula Deen’s Amazing Chicken Casserole? No, it is okay, I have that covered for you. Here is the copycat recipe.
It is so easy to make and tastes amazing. When it comes to busy weeknights this recipe is a great way to get a nutritious meal made for everyone.
This creamy chicken casserole is at my top of my list when thinking about a simple casserole that people just love.
The chicken and pasta are combined with cheese and a cream sauce. Add a few red pepper flakes to amp up the flavor profile a bit and you have a dish that is pure comfort food.
This Amazing Rotisserie Chicken Casserole is Satisfying Comfort Food
Satisfy your cravings for both carbs and chicken with this casserole dish that has a gooey and cheesy white sauce. Add a top of melted cheese and that just seals the deal for us.
On those busy weeknights old-fashioned chicken casseroles are king. If you are lucky enough to pre-plan, this is a perfect recipe to put together a day or two ahead of time and bake the day you plan on eating. It will be toasty warm and the creamy sauce with the gooey cheese is sure to please.
How to Make this Rotisserie Chicken Casserole
Delicious comfort food which contains chicken and noodles smothered in a creamy cheddar cheese garlic sauce.
Make this throw-together weeknight dinner recipe. You can make it ahead and freeze it or put it together and bake it right away. This dish is quick, easy, and kid-friendly, and takes just 40 minutes to make.
Let me tell you how.
Here are the Minimal Ingredients
- All-Purpose Flour
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Sour Cream
- Cheddar Cheese
- Mozzarella Cheese, I added this to the recipe it is not in the original recipe.
- Cream of Celery Soup
- Chicken cooked and diced. I like to use rotisserie chicken
- Egg Noodles, cooked and drained
Easy Steps to This Recipe
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the diced onion and sauté 1-2 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes, garlic, salt, pepper, and butter. Cook two minutes more stirring occasionally.
Stir in the flour and cook until the flour is absorbed. Stir in the milk and 2 cups of cheese. Reserve 1 cup of cheese for casserole topping.
Once the cheese is melted add the chicken, sour cream, soup, and noodles into cheese mixture. Stir until the noodles are coated with mixture.
Pour mixture into a 9 X 13 baking dish prepared with cooking spray. Top with remaining cheese. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.
What Side Dishes to Serve with Chicken Casserole?
Here are a few great sides to serve with this family favorite
I have been adding more and more casseroles to my monthly menu selection. Why? They are fast, make great leftovers, and often freeze well.
If I make this ahead and pop it in the oven on a busy weeknight, all I have to do is make a green salad or another easy side dish. That way in just a little time you have an entire healthy meal ready for your family.
Since the pasta is already a starch, I like to have salads and vegetable sides with this recipe. These are a great sides we enjoy with this frequently.
Creamy cucumbers take just minutes to make and they are readily available at your local grocer year-round.
This three-bean salad can work as a side dish that combines the elements of a salad and vegetable side. However, with inclusion of the beans also creates a nutritious recipe.
My daughter developed this sweet and tangy cilantro lime coleslaw. When she makes it, I just can’t seem to get enough. So delicious with the bright flavors.
Caramelized brussels sprouts with a balsamic vinegar are a perfect Holiday side dish. However, they are so easy to make they can become a weeknight staple.
Make the whole dinner Pan Fried Pork Sirloin Dinner.
Add toasted almonds on top for a delicious crunch.
Switch up the cheese. This recipe uses cheddar cheese, but any type of cheese that you enjoy would work. In casserole dishes like this good melting cheese really takes this over the top.
If you prefer a crumb topping crushed Ritz Crackers, bread crumbs, or even crushed potato chips mixed with melted butter work well. Just take approximately 1 cup of the crumb mixture that you want to use and mix with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole and bake.
Add vegetables right to the casserole. They are a great addition. I usually have some in the freezer and cauliflower and broccoli are great choices. Green peas and green beans can be added when the pasta is mixed in.
Swap out the Soup. Other cans of soup work well with this recipe such as cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, even soften cream cheese will work nicely.
Next time you make this tasty casserole try a few of the variations.
How Long Will This Chicken Casserole Last?
This makes a great snack for later and if it is in an airtight container, it will last in the refrigerator 4-5 days.
To reheat just microwave or place in the oven. Generally, we microwave this a few minutes as it is faster. Unless we are reheating enough for a crowd.
Can this Casserole be Frozen?
Yes absolutely, get the ingredients in a freezer-safe baking pan and make sure that it is securely wrapped in plastic wrap then tin foil. It will keep in the freezer 4-5 months.
When you are ready to bake it can go right in the freezer – just bake an extra 40 minutes to allow for the frozen state when it went into the oven.
If you thaw the casserole first, just bake for the normal time.
Amazing Rotisserie Chicken Casserole
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- 3 Cups Chicken cooked and diced I like to use rotisserie chicken
- 4 Cups Egg Noodles cooked and drained, approximately 2 cups uncooked
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Onion finely chopped about ½ cup
- 1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Clove Garlic minced or ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 Cup Milk
- 3 Cups Cheddar Cheese hredded 1 cup reserved for topping
- 10.5 Ounces Cream of Celery Soup 1 can
- ½ Cup Sour Cream
- ½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- ½ Cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded I added this to the recipe it is not in the original recipe.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Add the diced onion and sauté 1-2 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes, garlic, salt, pepper, and butter. Cook two minutes more stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the flour and cook until the flour is absorbed. Stir in the milk and 2 cups of cheese. Reserve 1 cup of cheese for casserole topping.
- Once the cheese is melted add the chicken, sour cream, soup, and noodles into cheese mixture. Stir until the noodles are coated with mixture.
- Pour mixture into a prepared baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.