Chicken casseroles are a great way to get a hearty meal without standing over a stovetop for hours. These 25 easy chicken casserole recipes are all simple to make, and most of them can be prepared in advance so you can just pop them in the oven when you’re ready to eat! From classic chicken dishes like chicken pot pie casserole to spicier options like chicken enchiladas, there’s something here for everyone even your picky eaters! So, grab some chicken breasts and your favorite casserole dish, and let’s get cooking!

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Let’s have a chicken casserole for dinner tonight!

Best Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes to Try Tonight

On busy weeknights, you need no-fuss easy recipes that are low prep, simple to make, and taste delicious. We’ve got you covered with more than 25 of the most delicious chicken casseroles ever!

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Easy chicken casseroles are the perfect way to use rotisserie chicken or leftover grilled chicken without any food going to waste.

Choose one or two of these yummy chicken casseroles to try this week.

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1. Super Yummy Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe shown in casserole dish garnished with avocado, tomatoes and cilantro
Quite possibly my favorite chicken casserole…ever!

What’s not to love about this Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole? It has all the best ingredients, rotisserie chicken, beans, enchilada sauce and loaded with cheese!

This is one of my favorite enchilada recipes. Easy chicken enchiladas are great, and a great way to use up leftover chicken. It is an easy recipe and a family favorite. It freezes great and leftovers are even better on day two!

2. Chicken Noodle Casserole with Ritz Cracker Topping

Chicken Noodle Casserole with Ritz Crackers topping. shown in a casserole dish with a spoon for serving
This chicken noodle casserole has a crunchy topping.

This Chicken Noodle Casserole with Ritz Cracker Topping is the perfect combination of tender chicken and noodles, creamy filling and that crispy topping is drool-worthy delicious!

Bonus? It’s super easy to make and everyone will be asking for seconds! You’ll definitely be adding it into your meal-time rotation!

3. Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe

Mexican chicken casserole recipe shown in a casserole dish surrounded by a kitchen towel
Make this chicken casserole with just the right amount of spice!

Don’t you just love a meal that comes together in a snap? Cleaning plates is never an issue when I make this amazing Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe!

It’s definitely a lick your plate clean kinda meal! You’ll love it because it’s super simple to make. Grab the recipe and add the ingredients to your grocery list!

4. King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole in baking dish on a wooden table next to hot pads
Yum! King Ranch casserole is so good.

King Ranch Chicken Casserole is sort of like a TexMex lasagna. It hits the spot when you’re craving something meaty and cheesy.

Layer tortilla strips, chicken mixture, and cheese together in your casserole dish until you have two layers of each. Pop it in the oven and about 35 minutes later, you’ll have a creamy chicken casserole that’s ready for your family to dive into!  

5. Monterey Chicken Spaghetti

Monterey Chicken spaghetti on plate with fork on a white plate
Dinner doesn’t get much easier than this chicken casserole!

Creamy, delicious, and ready in under an hour, your family will love this cheesy Monterey Chicken Spaghetti. Super simple ingredients like spaghetti, Monterey jack cheese, cream of chicken soup, fried onions, ranch mix, ricotta cheese, evaporated milk, chicken, and spinach come together for a family friendly meal that’s ready fast.

The evaporated milk makes this dish extra creamy, but you can sub regular milk instead if you prefer. You can even swap out the cheese for your family’s favorite—cheddar, or mozzarella both work.

6. Chicken Spaghetti with Rotel

Chicken spaghetti in casserole dish with serving spoon.
Chicken spaghetti with a kick. Now that is my kinda casserole!

Easy and cheesy, your family is going to go crazy for this Chicken Spaghetti with Rotel. The leftovers taste even better the next day, but it freezes well, too, if you want to put some up for later. You can also make it up to three days ahead!

Substitute spaghetti squash or a low carb pasta for the spaghetti to cut down on carbs or add diced bell peppers for more good-for-you veggies.

7. Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole on plate with fork.
This chicken tater tot casserole has a surprise taste.

The kids are sure to ask for this Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole again and again! It’s the perfect family meal for busy nights. It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken breasts.

With crispy tater tots on top and loads of cheesy goodness underneath, you’ll enjoy every single bite. Serve it with a healthy green salad on the side for a well-rounded meal.

8. Queso Chicken Enchiladas

Baking dish filled with queso chicken enchiladas.
This chicken casserole is an easy enchilada meal.

When you’re craving Mexican food, this recipe for Queso Chicken Enchiladas really hits the spot. Corn tortillas, shredded chicken, and cheese are baked together along with olives, queso, and enchilada sauce for a delicious casserole that will make your stomach happy.

For an authentic experience, start this meal off with tortilla chips and salsa. Mexican fruit salad is a great side to go along with it!

9. Low Carb Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Casserole dish of low carb chicken enchilada casserole, with serving spoon.
This is a tasty chicken casserole that kids will devour!

Cut the carbs while still enjoying a scrumptious comfort food dish. Our Low Carb Chicken Enchilada Casserole is only 7 net carbs per serving. It’s so cheesy and tasty that no one will miss the corn tortillas.

However, you can pile this enchilada casserole filling on low-carb tortillas to enjoy burrito style or serve it in bell pepper cups for a bit of crunch in every bite.

10. Loaded Chicken Taco Casserole

Chicken casserole recipe: loaded chicken taco casserole shown served on a plate topped with sour cream tomatoes and lettuce
Did someone say tacos?

Kids and adults alike love this Loaded Chicken Taco Casserole. It’s chock full of tasty ingredients, like shredded chicken, black beans and Rotel. Add your favorite toppings—tortilla chips, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. Yum!

Shredded pepper jack, cheddar cheese, or Mexican cheese all work well in this dish. Want even more flavor? Sprinkle green onions, red onions, or olives over the top. Corn would be a yummy addition to the casserole filling as well.

11. Creamy Chicken and Potato Bake

Chicken casserole recipe: chicken potato bake served on a plate with a form
This chicken casserole is comfort food like no other…

Nothing is more comforting than a Creamy Chicken and Potato Bake. Chicken, red potatoes, and carrots are baked in a creamy sauce made with cream of chicken soup, cream cheese, evaporated mix, and ranch seasoning.

It’s all topped with shredded cheddar cheese and baked until bubbly and golden. Caramelized onions, spinach, or broccoli florets are great additions if you want more veggies in your meal. 

12. Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Skillet Chicken and Broccoli Pasta shown being served with a spoon
Now I am really hungry…

Are you obsessed with the Cheesecake Factory’s chicken and broccoli pasta? If so, this Chicken and Broccoli Pasta is a hundred times better and way more affordable!

The rich, cheesy Alfredo sauce is the stuff dreams are made of. Plus, it’s a simple skillet meal that’s ready in less than half an hour. You can’t beat that—make it for dinner tonight!

This delicious meal is a great way to use leftover grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken. Even your pickiest eater will be asking for seconds.

13. Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie in ramekins - 2 small chicken pot pies baked and on table next to spoons
This chicken pot pie is cute and tasty!

Although we used turkey for this Easy Turkey Pot Pie, it’s a perfect recipe for leftover chicken, too. It’s a cozy meal for a cold day. It’s easy enough to make for a weeknight meal but makes a fabulous Sunday supper, too.

Carrots, celery, and onions are the star veggies in this dish, but you can use a frozen blend to cut down on chopping time if you want. Using pre-made pie crust cuts down on prep time, so from start to finish, these hearty pot pies are ready in an hour.

14. Ritzy Chicken Casserole

Creamy baked chicken topped with crushed ritz crackers.
I always like a ritzy dish…

This Ritzy Chicken Casserole made with a buttery Ritz crackers topping is a classic casserole that’s a real crowd-pleaser. It’s crispy, crunchy, saucy, cheesy, and full of rich flavors. We added ranch mix to the sauce mixture to kick the flavor up a notch.

Once baked, this chicken casserole makes a great freezer meal to put away for a busy day later.

Add a cup of frozen peas or chopped broccoli to make this a complete meal with veggies or serve green beans on the side.

15. Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas in baking dish.
Mmmm…I dream about this chicken casserole.

Layers of tortillas, tender chicken, cheese, and onions are topped with a delicious green chili sauce in this Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole. Pop it in the oven and you’ll have a hot and hearty dish to feed your family in under an hour.

Cheesy, spicy (but not too much), and oh-so-good, everyone will gobble it up. White or yellow corn tortillas work for this recipe, so use whatever you have on hand! If you love Mexican recipes, you’ll make this dish again and again.

16. Easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Chicken pot pie in baking dish topped with buttery crescent roll topping.
The super easy way to make chicken pot pie.

When it comes to delicious chicken casserole, we can’t forget this Easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole. The creamy gravy sauce is loaded with tender pieces of chicken and healthy veggies in every bite.

Top that with a perfectly golden brown crust, and it’s perfection in a baking dish. Use basic freezer and pantry ingredients to pull this together in no time. Some things you’ll need are frozen veggies, cream of chicken soup, crescent rolls, ranch seasoning, evaporated milk, and chicken, of course. This recipe is a complete meal that’s ready in just 35 minutes.

17. Ultimate Chicken Noodle Casserole

Chicken noodle casserole shown served in a casserole dish with a spoon.
Give me an extra serving of this chicken noodle casserole.

Forget chicken noodle soup. You’ll love this hearty and satisfying Ultimate Chicken Noodle Casserole so much more! Who can resist wide egg noodles and juicy chicken in a cheesy sauce? We hear your stomach growling already!

If fried onions aren’t your thing, you can use breadcrumbs or crushed potatoes or pretzels to make your crunchy topping instead. The creamy casserole and the crunchy topping are a match made in heaven.

18. Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Cheesy chicken and rice dish with serving spoon.
It is like an entire dinner in one casserole!

A good chicken and rice recipe is worth its weight in gold. Our Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole will become a staple in your menu rotation. It’s creamy, cheesy, and full of fluffy rice and green pops of broccoli.

This dish also travels incredibly well, so it’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, and family reunions. Everyone will be asking for the recipe, and trust us, you won’t have a bit left to bring home! We used white rice, but brown rice or wild rice works too, though you may need to adjust the liquids and will certainly need to adjust the cooking time.

19. Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells with Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch

Cheesy stuffed shells in baking dish with serving spoon.
Easy. Yummy. Dinner!

Dinner cannot be simpler with this easy casserole recipe. Our Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells with Chicken, Bacon and Ranch is a cheese lover’s dream with cottage cheese, softened cream cheese, alfredo sauce, and mozzarella all in one dish.

With both chicken and bacon, you’ll get lots of meaty flavor. Add some crusty bread, steamed broccoli, or a fresh salad on the side to complete this tasty dinner.

20. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Cheesys chicken, bacon casserole in baking dish.
I love how colorful this casserole turns out!

Just seven ingredients and 20 minutes is all it takes for easy recipes like this Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole from Wholesome Yum. And if you’re watching your carbs, you’re definitely going to fall in love with it. It’s just 4.4 net carbs per serving, so you don’t have to feel guilty about this healthy comfort food at all!

Who wouldn’t gobble up a casserole made with tender chicken, crispy bacon, ranch dressing, broccoli, and cheese? It offers loads of flavor in every spoonful.

21. Crack Chicken Casserole

Crack chicken casserole in dish with serving spoon.
Crack? Yep, crack.

Totally addictive and such a simple recipe, this Crack Chicken Casserole from Plain Chicken needs to be on your menu this week. It’s another classic combo of chicken, bacon, ranch, and loads of cheese. You can’t go wrong with those ingredients, right?

Leftovers, (if you’re lucky enough to have some!), are even better the next day. The recipe makes a wonderful freezer meal, too. Layer the ingredients in a freezer-safe pan, wrap it tightly, and it’ll keep a few months. Just that it overnight in the fridge when you’re ready to make it, and pop it in the oven for a super quick dinner.

Serve with roasted green beans on the side. Yum!

22. Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Million Dollar Chicken Casserole in baking dish.
Tastes like a million bucks.

This Million Dollar Chicken Casserole Recipe from Restless Chipotle is a great option for feeding your family fast. It has lots of pepper jack, cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup.

This is cheesy, creamy perfection! And that buttery Ritz topping? *Chef’s kiss*

23. Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Cheesy casserole in baking dish.
Super yum.

Your family will hardly be able to wait to devour this Cheesy Chicken Casserole from Spend With Pennies. Pasta, chicken, peppers, and onions are tossed in an easy, cheesy sauce and baked until bubbly in the oven.

Want to add extra veggies? You totally can! Mushrooms, diced tomatoes, or oven-roasted veggies are all tasty options to add. The great thing about this recipe is that you can use whatever cream soup you have on hand. Cream of mushroom soup works just as well as cream of chicken.

24. Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Cheesy chicken dish in crockpot.
This chicken casserole couldn’t be easier.

Fit Slow Cooker Queen has a yummy Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole that you have to try. Who doesn’t love a good slow cooker casserole to make dinner with hardly any effort at all?

Use homemade salsa verde (she has a great recipe for it) or the jarred stuff if you prefer. With just five ingredients (plus basic spices), this casserole recipe comes together perfectly in the slow cooker in about 3 hours.

25. Chicken Broccoli Pasta Bake

Cheesy chicken broccoli casserole on plate with fork.
My kids love this chicken casserole.

Here’s another delicious chicken and broccoli combo from Juggling Act Mama. Her Chicken Broccoli Pasta Bake is everything you expect in a meal the whole family will love—pasta, a veggie, and tender chicken. Picky kids will gobble it up! It’s a recipe that’s easy to switch up if you’re missing an ingredient, too.

Swap out the veggies, add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little heat, substitute a different melting cheese, or use leftover turkey in it after Thanksgiving.

26. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Chicken parmesan pasta in baking dish.
Oh yum.

The Cozy Cook totally nails getting the flavor of delicious chicken parmesan in a quick and easy casserole. Her Chicken Parmesan Casserole is ready in under an hour and a half and is an impressive meal to feed guests or family.

Crispy chicken with pasta, marinara sauce, and loads of cheese? Yes, please! The best part is that you can use frozen chicken tenders instead of making your own crispy chicken, and no one will be the wiser. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of easy chicken casseroles. Don’t forget to pin it to come back to whenever you need a hot and hearty meal on the table in a flash. 

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