The Best Chicken Casserole

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is the best chicken casserole I ever made. My mother-in-law gave me the recipe. It's easy to make and allows for plenty of leftovers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pick off all the chicken in shredded pieces and set aside for later.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the celery salt, curry powder, pepper, poultry seasoning, and onion powder. Set aside for later.
  3. Cook rice according to package but substitute dry sherry and chicken broth for the water and olive oil. Add ingredients from step 2 when adding rice.
  4. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add mushrooms and scallions and saute for 10 minutes or until tender.
  5. Stir in rice, chicken, sour cream, and soup. Spoon mixture evenly into 2 8x8 casserole dishes.
  6. In a medium bowl, stir together crushed crackers, fried onions, 1/4 cup melted butter, paprika, and garlic powder.
  7. Sprinkle top of casserole evenly with cracker mixture.
  8. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes then uncover and bake for 5 to 10 minutes more.


Most Helpful

Followed the recipe and it tasted like chicken salad. I did not like it because I felt sick after eating it. It was extremely unhealthy and wasn't tasty. Sorry. I will not make this again.

pickyeater222 January 17, 2012

The whole family loved this recipe. It is easy to make and very favorful.

afsimpkins September 08, 2009

I used cooked cubed chicken and orzo, a durum wheat semolina pasta, looks like big grains of rice (Davinci brand)16 ozs. cooked 8 minutes only.Some of my family will not eat rice and of course I love it! Made ahead and refrigerated, then cooked 10 more minutes covered. Delicious! I also used canned mushroom stems and pieces, drained.It is very easy to prepare but looks complicated. So go for it, a pleaser!

Montana Heart Song January 05, 2006

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