Crispy Chicken Crunch Casserole: So easy to make and the best casserole you’ll ever make! Crunchy, creamy, and incredibly comforting!
Some casseroles attempt to simulate a nutritious meal by combining rice, broccoli, and mild sauces. This is different from that. Comfort food at its finest, this dish is equal parts crunch and creaminess. That’s not something it’s afraid to flaunt. This dish has a crispy fried onion topping and a creamy
Crispy Chicken Crunch Casserole
This is one of those casseroles that is ideal for using up leftover chicken. Just throw together some basic cupboard items, fridge staples, and some fancy toppings, and pop them in the oven. Quite simple, no?
For this recipe, the chicken can be prepared ahead of time so that the only thing you’ll need to cook is the egg noodles. These are combined with cream of chicken soup, sour cream, garlic powder, and shredded cheddar cheese. There aren’t many ingredients, but together they create a smooth and flavorful sauce.
What You Need To Make This Crispy Chicken Crunch Casserole:
Egg noodles: Noodles produced from eggs and wheat flour are called “egg noodles.” They are typically long and flat, however, some are shorter and thinner. Noodles made from eggs go under several different names.
Chicken: Should be cooked and shredded (as mentioned, this recipe is awesome to use up leftover chicken!)
Sour cream: Greek yogurt replaces sour cream well.
Cream of chicken soup: Enhances the chicken flavor of this casserole.
French fried onions: You can make homemade French-Fried Onions by combining one onion with about half a cup of flour with seasonings. Or use store-bought.
Cheddar cheese: Cheese, especially shredded cheddar, melts beautifully. It also adds a sour note to the mix, making things more fascinating for everyone.
To make this recipe gluten-free (you should use these ingredients instead):
- Use rice noodles instead of egg noodles.
- Look for gluten-free cream of chicken soup or make your own.
- Gluten-free French fried onions or make your own.
Steps To Make Crispy Chicken Crunch Casserole
Step 1: Heat the oven to 350°F and butter a 10-inch square baking dish.
Step 2: Follow the package directions to cook the noodles. Drain and put in a big bowl.
Cooked and shredded Chicken:
Step 3: Stir noodles, chicken, sour cream, soup, garlic powder, and cheese.
Step 4: Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown and bubbling. Add the fried onions and bake for 5-10 minutes.
Step 5: Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need to cover a chicken casserole before baking?
Casseroles with already-prepared components are often baked uncovered. To achieve a crispier, browner top, bake the casserole uncovered for a greater portion of the whole baking time.
Any suggestions for spicing up a bland chicken casserole?
Spruce up a plain dish by adding some fresh chili and coriander. To preserve flavor, add bay leaves and rosemary at the start of cooking and parsley and tarragon at the end to keep the flavor.
Creamy and crunchy! Awe-inspiring, right? That’s how good this Chicken Crunch Casserole is! Make the effort to try this dish as soon as possible.
Delicious Crispy Chicken Crunch Casserole Recipe
So easy to make and the best casserole you’ll ever make! Crunchy, creamy, and incredibly comforting!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: American
8 ounces egg noodles
1 c. sour cream
2 c. chicken, cooked and shredded
1 (10.5 ounces) can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 c. French fried onions
1 tsp garlic powder
1 c. cheddar cheese, grated and divided
Set the oven to 350 degrees F. Apply nonstick spray to a 10-inch square baking dish.
Prepare noodles as directed on the box. After draining, transfer to a large serving dish.
Mix the chicken, sour cream, soup, garlic powder, and cheese into the noodles.
Spread into the prepared baking dish and bake for 25 minutes, or until bubbling and golden. Fry some onions till they are golden brown and sprinkle them on top. This should take another 5-10 minutes in the oven.
Please wait 5 minutes before serving after cooling. Enjoy!
How To Make it Gluten free
Substitute egg noodles with rice noodles.
Use gluten-free cream of chicken soup or make your own.
Gluten-free French fried onions or homemade.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 249
- Sugar: 2.4 g
- Sodium: 317.7 mg
- Fat: 14.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 20.1 g
- Protein: 11.2 g
- Cholesterol: 47.8 mg
Keywords: Crispy Chicken Crunch Casserole
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