Cheesy Chicken Casseroles

Turn to these easy casserole recipes packed with tender chicken and bubbly melted cheese when you need to satisfy your dinner crowd.

  • Mandy’s Easy Cheesy Chicken Casserole
    Oxmoor House

    Mandy’s Easy Cheesy Chicken Casserole

    This easy cheesy chicken casserole is guaranteed to be a hit at pot luck dinners and family meals. The creamy chicken mixture is topped with a buttery crushed crackers and poppy seeds, making this casserole totally impossible to resist.
  • Heavenly Chicken Lasagna
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro

    Heavenly Chicken Lasagna

    This Heavenly Chicken Lasagna recipe is the ultimate creamy and satisfying comfort food. It's the perfect meal on a chilly night.
  • Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

    Trade the traditional enchilada sauce for a creamy, cheesy topping on this Mexican-inspired casserole. Your family will never know they're enjoying a lightened meal.
  • Aunt Liz's Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
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    Aunt Liz's Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

    This chicken spaghetti casserole is low in calories and can easily be made ahead. The recipe makes two casseroles, so enjoy one for dinner and freeze the other for later.
  • Chicken Enchilada Casserole
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    Chicken Enchilada Casserole

    Layers of corn tortillas give this ultra-creamy casserole some structure. We also love it with smoky shredded BBQ brisket or pulled pork in place of the chicken, or try small cooked, peeled shrimp.
  • Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti
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    Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

    You can cover and refrigerate the casserole overnight, and sprinkle with cheese before baking. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes until bubbly.
  • Chicken and Rice Casserole
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro

    Chicken and Rice Casserole

    Although the yellow and green squash give this chicken and rice casserole a colorful appearance, you can use one or the other, if you prefer.
  • Cheesy Chicken Taco Casserole

    Cheesy Chicken Taco Casserole

    This easy, 6-ingredient chicken taco casserole makes a great choice for your family's Mexican night.
  • Southwestern Chicken-Pasta Bake

    Southwestern Chicken-Pasta Bake

    Take a traditional tomato-based pasta bake and turn it on its head with bold Southwestern flavors in lieu of Italian.
  • Mom's Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
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    Mom's Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

    This classic flavor combination is sure to take you right back to mom's kitchen table. A hearty one-dish meal is just what you need on a chilly night in.
  • Chicken Tetrazzini
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Chicken Tetrazzini

    This lightened version of a classic dish is a great way to use leftover cooked chicken. The thin pasta soaks up the sauce to become a hearty casserole. To make it easier to toss the pasta and sauce, break the vermicelli in half before cooking.
  • Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole

    Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole

    This lightened recipe for one of our most popular dishes is almost identical to the original version, but made with reduced-fat cheeses and low-fat canned soups.
  • Stacked Chicken Enchiladas
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    Stacked Chicken Enchiladas

    Because you layer this Tex-Mex dish, lasagna-style, instead of rolling each enchilada individually, you save time in the kitchen, and the results are ultimately healthier because the tortillas don't have to be fried or softened in oil before you assemble the casserole.
  • Parmesan Chicken and Rice Casserole
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Katie Stoddard

    Parmesan Chicken and Rice Casserole

    Bake chicken thighs with a savory rice mixture and top with Parmesan cheese. Both the brown rice and the shredded Parmesan contribute to the slightly nutty flavor of the casserole.
  • Enchiladas de Pollo (Chicken Enchiladas)
    Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Enchiladas de Pollo (Chicken Enchiladas)

    According to one online reviewer, "If you're thinking enchiladas, try this one!" The recipe is extra cheesy with both Monterey Jack and Cheddar, but it will also be fine if you choose to use only one type of cheese.
  • Chicken Portobello Lasagna

    Chicken Portobello Lasagna

    Cheesy meets creamy in this decadent chicken and spinach lasagna that's accented with the meatiness of portobello mushrooms.
  • Mexican Chicken Casserole
    BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER

    Mexican Chicken Casserole

    Instead of filling individual tortillas separately as you do in a traditional enchilada recipe, simply layer the tortillas, chicken mixture, and cheese in the baking dish. Sprinkle crushed tortilla chips over the top to give this creamy casserole a bit of crunch.
  • Chicken Tetrazzini

    Chicken Tetrazzini

    Top the creamy pasta mixture with both shredded Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses in this super cheesy chicken tetrazzini. Go ahead and make this casserole now and freeze it until you need a ready-made meal.
  • Chicken Enchilada Casserole
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Chicken Enchilada Casserole

    Use budget-friendly chicken thighs in this creamy enchilada casserole featuring salsa verde, corn, and pickled jalapeño.
  • Hearty Tex-Mex Squash-Chicken Casserole
    Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr

    Hearty Tex-Mex Squash-Chicken Casserole

    The addition of yellow squash, bell pepper and frozen chopped spinach sets this Tex-Mex chicken casserole apart from the rest and is a great way to include more veggies at your dinner table.
  • Green Chile-Chicken Casserole
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Green Chile-Chicken Casserole

    This cheesy south-of-the border casserole is perfect for serving a crowd. If you only have a few people to serve, divide the recipe between two smaller baking dishes and freeze one for another meal.
  • Black Bean and Chicken Casserole
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    Black Bean and Chicken Casserole

    This simple Black Bean and Chicken Casserole uses a slow cooker, canned beans and rotisserie chicken to make a super-convenient family meal.
  • Mexican Chicken Casserole with Charred Tomato Salsa
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Mexican Chicken Casserole with Charred Tomato Salsa

    Instead of the usual jarred salsa often called for in Mexican casserole, this recipe features a homemade salsa made with charred tomatoes that are mixed with cilantro and fresh lime juice. Charring the tomatoes gives a rich flavor to the salsa, which is a good match for this chicken-and-veggie-packed dish.
  • Easy Greek Chicken Casserole

    Easy Greek Chicken Casserole

    Prepare and cook this easy one-dish meal with chicken, potato, green beans and feta cheese in only one pot and save both space and cleanup. You can decrease the sodium by using less anchovy paste or by replacing it with the olives.
  • Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett  

    Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole

    Using a long-grain and wild rice mix and toasted almonds in chicken casserole makes it a little bit dressier and fit for company during the holidays.
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