Easy chicken casserole that the children will love. Can be made ahead of time and frozen. Great for leftovers.

Amy
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Boil chicken until cooked through (no longer pink inside), about 20-30 minutes. Chop into bite size pieces and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • Combine soup, sour cream, onion (optional) and mushrooms (optional). Pour mixture over chicken and top with crumbled crackers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes (or freeze for baking at another time).

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

466 calories; 23.9 g total fat; 120 mg cholesterol; 797 mg sodium. 29 g carbohydrates; 33.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2004
I cooked this recipe tonight and wanted to post right away before I forgot something. I cannot imagine cooking this the way it is BUT I will say that it is a very good base recipe to "create your own" casserole. To cut back on time I took some chicken that was already cooked and cooked it in butter with some chopped garlic onion pimentos (would have used red bell pepper but did not have it) and mushrooms. I set that aside and mixed 2 cans of cream of chicken with 1 cup of sour cream and about half a cup of milk to thin it up some. I mixed a ton of seasonings in this (garlic salt onion powder Ms. Dash thyme pepper). I then mixed a large can of mixed vegetables a can of peas a can of green beans and a can of corn into the chicken mixture. Then I combined the soup mixture into the vegetable mixture and added some sharp cheddar cheese. I did as others suggested and mixed melted butter into the crackers before spreading them on top.With all of the additions this is a lot like a quick chicken pot pie without the crust. Fun to jazz up and a good way to get the kids to eat veggies. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2003
This was really quick and really easy. I added mixed veggies to give it some color. My kids aren't big on onions so I omitted those. It was really really bland though and pretty dry. If I made it again I would definately spice it up and either use double portions of the soup and sour cream or add milk. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2004
I cooked this recipe tonight and wanted to post right away before I forgot something. I cannot imagine cooking this the way it is BUT I will say that it is a very good base recipe to "create your own" casserole. To cut back on time I took some chicken that was already cooked and cooked it in butter with some chopped garlic onion pimentos (would have used red bell pepper but did not have it) and mushrooms. I set that aside and mixed 2 cans of cream of chicken with 1 cup of sour cream and about half a cup of milk to thin it up some. I mixed a ton of seasonings in this (garlic salt onion powder Ms. Dash thyme pepper). I then mixed a large can of mixed vegetables a can of peas a can of green beans and a can of corn into the chicken mixture. Then I combined the soup mixture into the vegetable mixture and added some sharp cheddar cheese. I did as others suggested and mixed melted butter into the crackers before spreading them on top.With all of the additions this is a lot like a quick chicken pot pie without the crust. Fun to jazz up and a good way to get the kids to eat veggies. Read More
(662)
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2004
I cooked this recipe tonight and wanted to post right away before I forgot something. I cannot imagine cooking this the way it is BUT I will say that it is a very good base recipe to "create your own" casserole. To cut back on time I took some chicken that was already cooked and cooked it in butter with some chopped garlic onion pimentos (would have used red bell pepper but did not have it) and mushrooms. I set that aside and mixed 2 cans of cream of chicken with 1 cup of sour cream and about half a cup of milk to thin it up some. I mixed a ton of seasonings in this (garlic salt onion powder Ms. Dash thyme pepper). I then mixed a large can of mixed vegetables a can of peas a can of green beans and a can of corn into the chicken mixture. Then I combined the soup mixture into the vegetable mixture and added some sharp cheddar cheese. I did as others suggested and mixed melted butter into the crackers before spreading them on top.With all of the additions this is a lot like a quick chicken pot pie without the crust. Fun to jazz up and a good way to get the kids to eat veggies. Read More
(662)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2003
I have made this recipe many times and my family loves it. The only thing I suggest is that you melt a stick of margarine and mix with crushed Ritz crackers before spreading them on top. Delicious served with rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2004
I took everyone's suggestions and added half a can of milk to the soup sauteed the onion and red pepper (added for color and flavor) sprinkled cheddar on top of the ritz crackers (which I also mixed with melted margerine as suggested). Sprinkled top with black pepper and garlic powder too. Served over Orzo and HUGE HIT here. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2004
YUMMY! one of my husband's favorites - my mom's been making this for years. We boil chicken breasts in water with sliced onions and 2 chicken bullion cubes. Use chicken with skin-on and bone in then cool the chicken remove skin and debone in bite-sized pieces. take 1/4 cup of the broth made by boiling the chicken and add to the sour cream/soup mixture. this adds prep time but the taste is noticeably better! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2004
Man this was great! Instead of boiling the chicken I simply pan-fried the cubes until they were no longer pink. Just a preference I guess. Based on a suggestion I served over noodles for added texture and included peas to the mix as well. The smell of the cracker topping baking in the oven gave the kitchen a buttery smell. My wife and I could not wait to dig in and we were not disappointed when we did! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
This casserole is a family favorite. I do not use onion or mushrooms and I mix the cracker crumbs with a stick of butter. Also I sprinkle poppy seeds liberally on top. I have tried this with low fat cream of chicken soup without a change in taste but using fat free sour cream made it noticeably bland. I usually use about 12 oz. of either regular or reduced fat sour cream. My picky toddler loves this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
YUMMY! TASTED LIKE CHICKEN POT PIE! HAD TO MAKE IT TWICE IN ONE DAY BECAUSE I CHOSE TO GLUTTON IT UP THE SECOND TIME! SECOND BATCH I ADDED 2c. FROZEN MIXED VEGETABLES AN EXTRA CAN OF THE SOUP MIXED WELL WITH THE COOKED CHICKEN PIECES TOPPED OFF WITH CRUSHED TOWN CRACKERS AND PATS OF BUTTER. DIETERS BEWARE!!! DEE-LISH AND GODDESS APPROVED!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2008
Between the 4 of us this got 8 thumbs up!! This sauce is so so so good. I used chicken tenderloins 98% fat free cream of chicken soup and fat free sour cream. I sauted the onions before adding just to soften them up. We do not use buttery crackers due to the hydrogenated oils so I used crushed multi-grain crackers and sprayed them with fat free butter spray. We ALL wanted the extra sauce. There was NOTHING left. Thanks for this very simple recipe. I know I'll be making this a lot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2003
I am in a college house of four girls. All of my roomates really liked this recipe with the added garlic salt and 1/4cup of milk. I will definately fix it again. I think that in order to fill a 9x13 (and feed 4 people) everything needs to be scaled up. I will probably fix a double and hope for leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2003
This was really quick and really easy. I added mixed veggies to give it some color. My kids aren't big on onions so I omitted those. It was really really bland though and pretty dry. If I made it again I would definately spice it up and either use double portions of the soup and sour cream or add milk. Read More
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