Amish Chicken Casserole Recipe (2024)

This delicious, from-scratch supper is filling, satisfying, and something the whole family will enjoy. You will want to tuck away this Amish Chicken Casserole Recipe for future meal plans!

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When you are looking for the ultimate comfort food in the fall and winter, nothing says it like a casserole. This Amish Chicken Casserole is filled with all of the wonderful things that make a casserole great. It’s a mixture of warm meat, veggies, pasta, and a creamy sauce. Sometimes it’s hard to find things that the whole family will love AND that you can easily find or have all of the ingredients for without having to make a trip to the store.

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Why We Love This Amish Chicken Casserole

In the last several years, our family has not been eating as many casseroles as we once did. But, that said, there is something very comforting and wonderful about casseroles. I happen to like casseroles for several reasons….

1. They are often one-pot meals or needing only to add in a fruit as a side-dish.

2. Usually, they don’t need to dirty many extra dishes.

3. They are very comforting to the soul.

4. My family really likes them!!

So, I came up with this casserole, based on a traditional Amish chicken casserole recipe, using REAL ingredients for an easy dinner, that has all the above reasons covered. It is delicious, easy to put together, and best of all, a huge hit with the family.

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Ingredients in Amish Chicken Casserole

  • Pasta. This can be in any shape that you have on hand. You can also use gluten-free pasta to make a gluten-free casserole. Our favorite gluten-free noodles are from Tinkyada and we buy them in bulk here.

  • Broccoli. Can be fresh or frozen broccoli, depending on what you have.

  • Butter. Salted or unsalted is fine

  • Arrowroot. You could use cornstarch, potato starch, or tapioca starch in place of the arrowroot if you have those instead.

  • Chicken Broth. We prefer to use homemade Chicken Broth but you can also get it from the store if you don’t have any made.

  • Shredded Chicken. I use my canned chicken, which is the shredded chicken and broth, all in one quart! It’s a great time saver if you haven’t made any yet!

  • Heavy Cream. Same as whipping cream.

  • Mushrooms. You can use fresh or canned mushrooms for this recipe.

  • Red or Green Bell Pepper. Fresh or frozen is fine.

  • Parmesan Cheese. If you don’t have parmesan on hand (can be fresh or in the jar) you can use another kind of cheese for the topping.

You will need a 9×13 baking pan to bake this creamy chicken casserole in. My favorites are this Cast Iron 9×13 by Cuisinart or if you are looking for something lighter, I also use this Stainless Steel 9×13 from Fox Run.

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FAQ About Casseroles

What are the basics of a casserole?

A casserole is comprised of meat and vegetables with some kind of binder that has been baked together in a dish. Most casseroles contain cheese and a starch (rice or pasta) but not all. You can create your own casseroles by putting together the basics!

Can casseroles be made ahead?

Yes, casseroles can be made ahead. You can put them together and set them in the fridge overnight until you are ready to bake them. Most casseroles can also be baked and them frozen just to be re-heated and enjoyed later.

How long to cook a casserole that has been refrigerated?

You will cook it in the oven for the same amount of time called for on the recipe.

Do all casseroles have noodles?

No. Some casseroles use potatoes or rice as a starch and some casseroles don’t contain a carb/starch at all.

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What to Serve with Amish Chicken Casserole

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas on side dishes to serve with a casserole so I wanted to give you a few ideas. Casseroles are sometimes an all-in-one meal (carbs, proteins, veggies, etc all in one dish) so if you don’t want to serve a side dish with it, that’s ok too! But if you are looking for a little something extra to serve alongside it, here are my suggestions:

  • Corn on the Cob or just cooked corn
  • Oven Roasted Potatoes
  • Pan fried asparagus or green beans
  • Side salad
  • Cheesy Baked Tomatoes
  • Fruit Salad
  • Peach Cobbler
  • A nice bread or biscuit is often a good addition to your chicken casserole recipes too. You can go traditional with something like these Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits or add in some more veggies with theseYellow Squash Cheddar Biscuits orSweet Potato Biscuits.

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Why Make Your Own Casseroles?

Casseroles are wonderful because you can literally use whatever you have as a substitute for ingredients that you don’t have and it will still probably turn out fine.

Most casseroles like this one are hearty, and simple to make as an all-in-one meal so you don’t need to worry about side dishes.

One 36-ounce “Family Size” casserole from the store (such as the Stouffer’s brand) costs around $10 and only serves 4 people. ($2.50 per serving) It also contains between 50-60 ingredients per casserole, despite the “all natural” claims. While these can be handy in a pinch or to give to others, if you are looking for the most frugal option or the healthiest option, it won’t fit that criterion.

This Amish Chicken Casserole will cost right around $7-$8 to make (depending on your ingredients) and will feed at least 6. ($1.33 per serving) It contains 10 whole food ingredients.

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Instructions for Amish Chicken Casserole Recipe

This easy chicken casserole is easy to put together and will leave your family asking for more.

OK, before I give you the directions, you must know that I cook using up what I have on hand and do make substitutions. Recipes are my guides, so please know that you can change this up with vegetables that work for you.

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Boil water for noodles and cook them according to the directions. Once the water came to a boil, I added in the box of noodles and I also added in my fresh broccoli. Use about 1 1/2 – 2 cups of fresh broccoli. I cook both the broccoli and noodles together in one large stockpot.

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Drain them when they are done or according to the number of minutes your noodles take. Your broccoli will be cooked just perfect!

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While your noodles and broccoli are draining in a colander, use the same stockpot or use a saucepan and melt butter. Add in 2 T. arrowroot powder once the butter is melted. Stir together to make a smooth sauce.

Arrowroot powder is used to thicken up your sauce, you can also use cornstarch here if you prefer.

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Add in 2 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of cream and cook this mixture on low to medium heat until thickened.

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Once you have a thickened sauce, add in 1 – 2 cups of shredded chicken. The home canned chicken is perfect, as it is so nice and tender, but if you don’t have that, you could use cooked, diced chicken breast or even a can of chicken breast. If you use a can of chicken, I would use the larger size can (like 8-12 ounce).

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Add in the canned (or fresh) mushroom pieces and 1/4 cup of diced pepper. Salt and pepper to taste. Once this mixture is altogether in your large stockpot, add back in your drained noodles and broccoli and stir together. It may seem a little loose, but the sauce will thicken up nice and creamy and will be perfect once you cook the dish in the oven.

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Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan or casserole dish. (My favorites are linked above). Add 1/4-1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesan on top. (You could use any shredded cheese that you have on hand too).

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Enjoy this tasty casserole!!!

If you have any leftover, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to re-heat and enjoy again.

—Need another simple dinner recipe? Homemade Old Fashioned Goulash is always a favorite of ours!

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Amish Chicken Casserole Recipe

This delicious Amish-style casserole is sure to please the whole family!

CourseMain Course

CuisineAmerican

KeywordAmish Chicken Casserole

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Servings 6 people

Calories 575 kcal

Creator Julie

Ingredients

  • 12ouncesNoodlesany shape that you prefer, can be regular or gluten free
  • 1 1/2 - 2cupsFresh or Frozen Broccoli
  • 1/4cupButter
  • 2TablespoonsArrowrootor some other thickener of your choice
  • 2cupsChicken Broth
  • 1 - 2cupsShredded ChickenI used my canned chicken, which is the shredded chicken and broth, all in one quart!
  • 1cupHeavy Cream
  • 4ouncecan of Mushroomsor can use fresh, too
  • Red or Green Bell Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheeseor whatever you have on hand for the top

Instructions

  1. Boil water for noodles and cook them according to the directions. Once the water comes to a boil, add in the box of noodles and fresh broccoli. Use about 1 1/2 - 2 cups of fresh broccoli. Cook both the broccoli and noodles together in one large stock pot.

  2. Drain them when they are done or according to the number of minutes your noodles take. Your broccoli will be cooked just perfect!

  3. While your noodles and broccoli are draining in a colander, use the same stockpot and melt 1/4 c. butter. Add in 2 T. arrowroot powder once the butter is melted. Stir together to make a smooth sauce.

  4. Add in 2 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of cream and cook this mixture on low to medium heat until thickened.

  5. Once you have a thickened sauce, add in 1 - 2 cups of shredded chicken.

  6. Add in the canned (or fresh) mushroom pieces and 1/4 cup of diced pepper. Salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Once this mixture is altogether in your large stockpot, add back in your drained noodles and broccoli and stir together. It may seem a little loose, but the sauce will thicken up nice and creamy and will be perfect once you cook the dish in the oven.

  8. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan or casserole dish. Add 1/4-1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesan on top.

  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Enjoy this tasty casserole!!!

Nutrition Facts

Amish Chicken Casserole Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 575Calories from Fat 252

% Daily Value*

Fat 28g43%

Saturated Fat 16g100%

Trans Fat 0.3g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2g

Monounsaturated Fat 8g

Cholesterol 118mg39%

Sodium 249mg11%

Potassium 587mg17%

Carbohydrates 51g17%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 30g60%

Vitamin A 1179IU24%

Vitamin C 48mg58%

Calcium 80mg8%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

–Looking for more Amish recipes? Here’s my recipe for Amish Cinnamon Rolls which are great for breakfast.

Amish Chicken Casserole Recipe (16)Trying to plan meals that make sense for your family? I’d love to help you come up with a meal plan that will actually fit your family style and needs! My ebook, Meal Planning Made Simple will help you do just that and it provides 10 pages of meal planning printables to make life easier.

Love simple recipes like this one? You may really enjoy my daughter’s book, Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self-Sufficient Life. It’s filled with over 130 mix and DIY recipes and projects that are easy to make.

Does your family enjoy the occasional casserole? Will you try this Amish Chicken Casserole Recipe?

This Amish Chicken Casserole recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in February 2014. It has been updated as of September 2022.

Amish Chicken Casserole Recipe (2024)

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