Million-Dollar Chicken Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

8 servings

Updated: Dec. 07, 2023
Everyone at the table will love this family-friendly dish. Million-dollar chicken casserole is easy to mix together and get on the dinner table on busy weeknights. Stir in shredded cheddar, mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese for extra flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 25 Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Beat in soup, onion powder and garlic powder. Stir in chicken and cottage cheese. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Combine crackers and butter; sprinkle over casserole.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions.
Million-Dollar Chicken Casserole Tips

How do you soften cream cheese for million-dollar chicken casserole?

The best way to soften cream cheese is to let it stand at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. In this case, add the cream cheese (without the wrapper!) and sour cream to your large bowl and let stand 10-15 minutes before you get started on the recipe. If you're in a rush, pop the bowl in the microwave and heat on high for 5-10 seconds.

Can you use store-bought rotisserie chicken to make million-dollar chicken casserole?

Store-bought rotisserie chicken is a convenient way to get a jump start on most chicken casserole recipes, including this one. One large rotisserie chicken will yield 4-5 cups of cubed or shredded chicken. There are a few easy ways to shred chicken, but I typically like to shred it with two forks.

What can you serve with million-dollar chicken casserole?

When I've got a casserole in the oven, I like to make a quick and easy stovetop side dish to serve with it. This casserole is hearty and rich, so I'd lean toward a green veggie like green beans or Brussels sprouts.

How should you store leftovers of million-dollar chicken casserole?

Store leftover million-dollar chicken casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. With all the dairy ingredients included in this dish, it wouldn't be a good option for freezing.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 363 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 593mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.