Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

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Creamy and incredibly savory, it's a casserole that's hard to stop eating. The cottage cheese is the trick to getting such a creamy, melty texture. Using rotisserie chicken is a must for the recipe and helps keep it quick.

looking at a heaping spoonful of chicken casserole being lifted out of the casserole dish
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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup

  • 1 cup cottage cheese

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Creole seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided

  • 5 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 30 buttery round crackers (such as Ritz®), crushed

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 teaspoon sliced scallions, or to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Stir together cream of chicken soup, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, Creole seasoning, onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic powder in a medium bowl until well blended and smooth. Fold in chicken, chopped onion, and parsley until evenly coated.

  3. Stir together crackers, melted butter, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder in a medium bowl.

  4. Spoon chicken mixture evenly into an 11x7-inch or 9-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella then cracker mixture.

  5. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven until crackers are golden brown and edges are bubbly, about 40 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving; garnish with scallions if desired.

Cook's Notes:

Dish will keep for up to 4 months in freezer, and to reheat thaw overnight or up to 6 hours in refrigerator then bake according to directions.

To change up the flavor on this dish you can easily substitute in different types of rotisserie chicken like mojo or lemon-pepper, or garlic. You can also use just about any butter crisp cracker; Ritz has an assortment of flavored crackers that could be any easy way to switch up the flavor profile. This dish can also be made gluten free is you use gluten-free crackers and rotisserie chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

427 Calories
25g Fat
15g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 427
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 738mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 34g
Potassium 265mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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