Country Chicken Casserole Recipe

This Country Chicken Casserole is easy to make and a great choice when you want a one-pot (casserole) meal. The potato chips on the top give it an added “crunch”.

Country Chicken Casserole

Country Chicken Casserole, from Christy Jordan and Southern Plate . ..

When we lived in Little Rock, I made this Country Chicken Casserole. My husband loved it! The original recipe, which was entitled, “Kathy’s Country Casserole”,  was in Christy Jordan’s first cookbook, “Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family”. I first found Christy’s website in 2008 when I was working on a cookbook for our church. She was kind enough to let me use one of her recipes in it, and sent me the nicest emails! She is a true Southern lady . . .

Christy cooks like we cook . . . family heritage recipes. And, she’s all about family! She also reminds me of Paula Deen, who is also one of my favorite southern cooks!

Christy has SO much to say about her recipes. Very entertaining. Check out her website,, and her cookbooks as well. They are featured on her website.

Now, back to the recipe:)

The Country Chicken Casserole Recipe . . .

Christy’s recipe called for frozen mixed vegetables. I didn’t have any, so I substituted the frozen corn and lima beans. I’m sure you could use whatever frozen vegetables you like.

Her recipe called for 2 cups shredded cooked chicken. I didn’t have chicken and didn’t want to go to the store, so I used 2 cans of chicken, which I keep in my pantry “for such a time as this”!

The original recipe called for shell macaroni, but I had elbow macaroni. Macaroni is macaroni. . . what do you think???

I substituted the chopped fresh onion for the french fried onions called for in the recipe because I don’t particularly like them:)

I also added crushed potato chips at the end for a little crunch! It was great!)

The end result was a very tasty chicken casserole that we could get two meals+ out of.

This Country Chicken Casserole is so versatile, as you can see. You can substitute the veggies and macaroni you prefer, and it is still great!

Do you have a favorite Chicken casserole that your family likes?

Other chicken casseroles you might like are Easy Teriyaki Chicken Casserole, Chicken Vegetable Pasta Casserole, and Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole.

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Country Chicken Casserole Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This recipe was adapted from one in Christy Jordan's cookbook. It is a very filling and delicious chicken casserole that will feed your family well!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen lima beans
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 (13-ounce) cans white meat chicken, drained
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup milk (I added an extra 1/4 cup milk to make the mixture creamier)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-2 cups crushed potato chips (for the topping)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Bring water to a boil for the macaroni (check directions on package for the amount of water.
  4. Add the dry macaroni and the minced onion. (I cooked the onion with the macaroni so I wouldn't have to salute them. Mama taught me this trick!) Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain well.
  5. When macaroni is done, combine all ingredients in a large bowl--EXCEPT 1 cup of the cheese and the crushed potato chips.
  6. Spoon mixture into the prepared baking dish. DO NOT ADD THE REMAINING CHEESE OR POTATO CHIPS YET.
  7. Bake 25 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Sprinkle with the crushed potato chips.
  9. Bake 5 minutes more.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Christy says this casserole can be frozen. If you choose to freeze it, DO NOT add the potato chips. They will not freeze well:)


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