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Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole

A white casserole dish with Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole in it and a wooden spoon scooping out some of the casserole. A multi colored floral towel is placed beside the casserole dish and it all sits on a wooden board.

“Granny’s kitchen is seasoned with love.”

                                                         (Unknown)

 

Hello my friends and Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing a very special recipe with you all that contains many wonderful memories for me; Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember that a couple of months back I made a trip to Oklahoma to attend my Granny M’s funeral. This sweet lady was my biological Granny’s (the one I talk about so much here) best friend and though she wasn’t actually related to me, our family’s grew up so close that I never knew she wasn’t my Granny until much later in life.

This Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole was my Granny M’s recipe and one that she was well known for. I have taken it and changed it up slightly from the original recipe and wanted to share it with you all today.


Every church potluck we had, every time Granny M was called upon to take a meal to a sick friend or a new mother, anytime we visited for dinner, she usually served her classic Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole. I looked forward to this at every church potluck and always got seconds!

Granny M was a wonderful cook and known for her many delicious Southern dishes and baked treats. Today I honor her memory by sharing one of my very favorite recipes by her. I hope you will enjoy this casserole as much as my family does!

 

 A white casserole dish with Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole in it and a wooden spoon scooping out some of the casserole. A multi colored floral towel is placed beside the casserole dish and it all sits on a wooden board.

The Basics:

1 family sized can of Healthy Cream of Chicken Soup

4 oz softened cream cheese

2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese

1/4 stick melted butter

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 1/2 cups milk

7 oz penne pasta (measure out 7 oz of uncooked pasta, boil it al dente according to package directions, drain the water, then add the cooked pasta to the mixing bowl)

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp dry Ranch seasoning

 

A silver mixing bowl with cooked penne pasta, shredded white cheddar cheese, cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, chicken broth, salt, ground black pepper, and garlic salt in the bowl.

 

Preheat oven to 350F.

Once you have all of the above ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stir it until the seasonings and cheeses are well combined with the other ingredients.

Hard boil 2 eggs and peel them under cool water immediately.

Chop the eggs into fine pieces, then add them to the ingredients in your mixing bowl.

Once the eggs are added, boil one boneless skinless chicken breast and then shred the meat and add it to the other ingredients.

You can also use 2 cups of cooked, shredded rotisserie chicken.

 

A silver mixing bowl with cooked penne pasta, shredded white cheddar cheese, cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, chicken broth, salt, ground black pepper, and garlic salt in the bowl. along with hard boiled egg that has been finely chopped and cooked, shredded chicken breast.

 

Stir the boiled egg and shredded chicken into the ingredients in the large mixing bowl until well combined.

 

A silver mixing bowl with cooked penne pasta, shredded white cheddar cheese, cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, chicken broth, salt, ground black pepper, and garlic salt in the bowl. along with hard boiled egg that has been finely chopped and cooked, shredded chicken breast. All of the ingredients have been stirred together.

Instructions:

Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and pour the Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole into the baking dish.

Use a spoon or spatula to spread the casserole out in the dish until it is evenly disbursed in the casserole pan.

 

A white casserole dish with cooked penne pasta, shredded white cheddar cheese, cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, chicken broth, salt, ground black pepper, and garlic salt in the bowl. along with hard boiled egg that has been finely chopped and cooked, shredded chicken breast. All of the ingredients have been stirred together and smoothed out into the casserole dish.

 

Evenly sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of Italian Panko Breadcrumbs over the top of the casserole, then melt 1/4 stick of butter (that’s REAL butter ya’ll! Don’t be using any of that fake, plastic stuff! :P) and pour it evenly over the breadcrumb topping.

 

A white casserole dish with cooked penne pasta, shredded white cheddar cheese, cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, chicken broth, salt, ground black pepper, and garlic salt in the bowl. along with hard boiled egg that has been finely chopped and cooked, shredded chicken breast. All of the ingredients have been stirred together and smoothed out into the casserole dish. and topped with bread crumbs and melted butter.

 

Place the Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole in a preheated oven and bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are browned and crispy and the casserole is bubbling.

You want the cheese in the casserole to melt and get all gooey and delicious!

 

A white casserole dish with baked, Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole in the dish.

 

Carefully remove the chicken casserole from the oven and serve with a large green salad, and some garden veggies such as freshly sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and fried squash or okra.

If you have homemade pickles or pickled green tomatoes, they pair wonderfully with this Southern style comfort food casserole!

 

A white casserole dish with Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole in it and a wooden spoon scooping out some of the casserole. A multi colored floral towel is placed beside the casserole dish and it all sits on a wooden board.

 

I hope you all enjoy this recipe for Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole as much as my family has for so many years!

May you have a happy and wonderful rest of your week and month!

-Amy

 

 

 

 

 

Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole

A creamy, comforting, dish made with chicken, boiled, egg, cheese, and pasta. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Noodle Casserole, Creamy Scalloped Chicken Casserole, Scalloped Chicken Casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast cooked and shredded
  • 2 hard boiled eggs chopped fine
  • 1 family size can Healthy Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups white cheddar cheese shredded
  • 7 oz uncooked Penne Pasta or any pasta
  • 1/2 stick butter divided
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dry Ranch seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 

  2. Boil the chicken until cooked through and tender (about 15 minutes) then shred. Or use shredded, cooked, rotisserie chicken. Place the chicken in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Boil the eggs until hard boiled (about 10 minutes) peel immediately under cold water, chop finely, and place in a large mixing bowl with the chicken.

  4. Boil the pasta according to package directions, about 11 minutes or until al dente, drain the water, and pour into the large mixing bowl with the chicken and egg.

  5. Add in the Healthy Cream of Chicken Soup, softened cream cheese, shredded white cheddar cheese, chicken broth, milk, ground black pepper, onion powder, dry Ranch seasoning, and garlic salt. 

  6. Cut the 1/2 stick of butter in half and melt half of it until liquid.

  7. Pour the melted butter into the large mixing bowl and stir the ingredients in the mixing bowl until well combined.

  8. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and pour the ingredients into the casserole dish, spreading it out with a spoon until even.

  9. Melt the remaining 1/4 stick of butter. Sprinkle the bread crumbs evenly over the top of the casserole, then drizzle the melted butter evenly on top of the bread crumbs.

  10. Place the casserole dish into the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the casserole is bubbling. 

  11. Remove carefully from the oven and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Crushed Ritz crackers can be used as a topping in place of the Italian bread crumbs, or plain, Panko bread crumbs can be used. 

Shared at Weekend Potluck

Shared at Meal Plan Monday

Shared at Foodie Friday Link Party

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary
    June 25, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Oh my word….yum!! Thank you so much for sharing your delicious casserole with all of us at Weekend Potluck, Amy! This is my kind of casserole – screams comfort food. We hope to see you again this Friday, sharing more of your awesome recipes!

    Have a great week 🙂

    • Reply
      Amy - The Speedy Spatula
      July 3, 2018 at 7:51 am

      Thank you Mary!
      We love this comforting dish and I love being able to share it with you all!
      Hope you have a great week and a wonderful Holiday!

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      Alison
      July 1, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      Looks good! Question . . . When do you add the dry ranch seasoning? Nowhere in the directions does it say. Please advise. Thank you

      • Reply
        Amy - The Speedy Spatula
        July 1, 2018 at 11:50 pm

        Hi Alison!
        I included when to add the dry ranch in the written instructions in the blog post but neglected to put those instructions in the recipe card. You should add the dry ranch in step 5.
        Hope you enjoy! 🙂

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    Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots
    June 28, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    This looks reeaaalllyy good! Mmm… Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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