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Chicken Hashbrown Casserole

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Every time I make this Chicken Hashbrown Casserole, I double the batch. One for now and one for a busy weeknight when I don’t have time to cook. Full of tender chicken, a cheesy sauce, and a crunchy cornflake topping that everyone will love!

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Easy Chicken Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

My Chicken Hash Brown Casserole is the ultimate family favorite! Bite after bite of comfort food if you ask me.

The kids love the tender chicken and crispy brown potatoes and I love the crunchy cornflake topping.

It’s perfect for making ahead of time and pulling out of the freezer when I know the week is going to be a busy one.

Right up there with my Nixon Chicken Casserole, this Chicken Potato Broccoli Casserole, and my 4 Ingredient Chicken and Stuffing that you make in a crock pot! So easy and delicious.

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Ingredients Needed

  • Hash Browns – Frozen, shredded, diced, or cubed hash brown potatoes. Southern-style hash browns work well too!
  • Chicken – Cooked, cubed or shredded chicken. Leftover or a rotisserie chicken work perfectly!
  • Condensed Soup – Cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup .
  • Cheese – Shredded Colby Jack cheese or substitute cheddar cheese.
  • Sour Cream – Substitute plain Greek yogurt.
  • Spices –  Garlic salt, onion powder, black pepper.
  • Cereal – Plain corn flakes cereal.
  • Kitchen staples – Whole milk, unsalted butter.

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How to Make Chicken Hashbrown Casserole 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish and set it aside. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the thawed hash browns, shredded cooked chicken, cream soups, shredded cheese, sour cream, milk, garlic salt, onion  powder, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish. In a separate bowl, mix the crushed cornflakes and melted butter.
  1. Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the casserole. 
  2. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the casserole is bubbly and the topping is golden brown.
  3. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. 

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

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What to Serve with It

This Chicken Hash Brown Casserole is a meal all by itself or you can stretch it by adding a few simple side dishes. Steamed green beans, Brussels sprouts, or glazed carrots are delicious and colorful options.

Serve a crisp fresh green salad for some extra crunch! A side of mashed potatoes, or a slice of cornbread taste great too!

How Long Does It Last?

If you have any leftovers, be sure to cool completely. Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat in a preheated oven or microwave until heated through.

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Can You Freeze It?

Freezing your Chicken Hash Brown Casserole is a snap and makes for easy meal prep for those busy nights. 

Prepare the casserole, leaving off the topping, and bake according to directions. Cool to room temperature. Cover in plastic wrap and a layer of aluminum foil, date, and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Thaw overnight in the fridge. Add the topping and bake in the oven until heated through and the topping is crunchy. If you are prepping ahead of time, leave the topping off and put it on just before baking so it doesn’t get soggy.

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Why Serve Casseroles?

Casseroles are a perfect no-fuss dinner if you want to whip up some comfort food for your family. They use simple pantry ingredients like noodles, vegetables, and condensed soups, and bake up something hearty and satisfying with little work.

Kids love the creamy textures and familiar flavors, while you will appreciate not having to stand over a stove stirring a pot. 

Best of all, casseroles let you use up leftovers and stretch higher cost items like meat even further. Much like this Taco Hash Brown Casserole.

So on those busy nights when you want to gather everyone around the table for an easy, feel-good meal, a delicious, family-friendly casserole is the way to go.

the casserole recipe is one that is great for pot lucks and pitch-ins.

My Family Loves This Chicken Hashbrown Casserole

With its crispy hashbrown crust and gooey cheese filling, this chicken hashbrown casserole has quickly become one of my favorite chicken casserole recipes.

I love it because I can use leftover chicken and toss in some extra veggies like I do with this Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole I make in the slow cooker.

So skip the delivery, avoid the dishes, and gather the gang to dig into this cheesy, chicken-y casserole tonight!

scoop out this chicken and hashbrown casserole for a satisfying dinner

Tips for the Best Casseroles

  • Butter or use nonstick cooking spray to prepare the casserole dish.
  • If you don’t have garlic salt, combine 1 part garlic powder with 3 parts salt.
  • Be sure to thaw and drain the frozen hash browns so the dish isn’t soggy.
  • Use leftover chicken breasts or a rotisserie chicken for easier prep on busy nights.
  • Substitute the cornflakes for crushed Ritz crackers.
  • Leave out the spices and use a packet of ranch dressing mix instead.
  • If the top browns too quickly, cover lightly with aluminum foil for the rest of the baking time.

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chicken hashbrown casserole

If you’re looking for the perfect way to use up leftovers in a family-friendly comfort dish, give this cheesy chicken hashbrown casserole a try! Whip up this crowd-pleasing meal that makes using up rotisserie chicken delicious. Your family will be asking for seconds.

chicken hash brown casserole

Chicken Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Every time I make this Chicken Hashbrown Casserole, I double the batch. Full of tender chicken, a cheesy sauce, and a crunchy cornflake topping that everyone will love!

Ingredients

Casserole

  • 1 (30-ounce) package frozen hash browns, thawed
  • -3 cups cooked and shredded chicken breasts
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Topping

  • 3 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish and set it aside. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the thawed hash browns, shredded cooked chicken, cream of  chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, shredded cheese, sour cream, milk, garlic salt, onion  powder, and pepper.
  3. Mix until well combined. 
  4. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared casserole dish. 
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the crushed cornflakes and melted butter. Sprinkle this mixture over the top  of the casserole. 
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the casserole is bubbly and the topping is golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. 

Notes

  • Butter or use nonstick cooking spray to prepare the casserole dish.
  • If you don’t have garlic salt, combine 1 part garlic powder with 3 parts salt.
  • Be sure to thaw and drain the frozen hash browns so the dish isn't soggy.
  • Use leftover chicken breasts or a rotisserie chicken for easier prep on busy nights.
  • Substitute the cornflakes for crushed Ritz crackers.
  • Leave out the spices and use a packet of ranch dressing mix instead.
  • If the top browns too quickly, cover lightly with aluminum foil for the rest of the baking time.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 982mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 24g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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