20-Minute Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe: This One-Pan Recipe Raises the Bar for Chicken Casseroles by Donna John

Casseroles Poultry Dinner
3 months ago
20-Minute Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe: This One-Pan Recipe Raises the Bar for Chicken Casseroles

Creamy and popping with flavor, this easy chicken casserole is ready in about 20 minutes. With fresh thyme, dill Havarti cheese and a crunchy lemony topping, it's a little fancier than most chicken casseroles. Not a fan of tomatoes? Substitute red bell pepper, mushrooms, broccoli or your favorite vegetable.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Topping

Filling

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ears corn on the cob, shucked 
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes 
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups whipping cream, heavy cream or milk of choice
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked leftover chicken (can use rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 cup shredded dill Havarti cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Here's how to make it: 

1. Cut the kernels off the corn cobs. Run the back of your knife down the bare cobs to release as much corn milk as possible. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in an  ovenproof skillet. Add the zucchini and cook until it begins to lightly brown.

2. Add the corn, tomatoes and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes.

3. Add the cream and cook until it begins to slightly thicken, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

4. Turn off the heat and add the chicken, Havarti cheese and thyme. Mix well.

5. Combine the panko, olive oil and lemon zest in a bowl.

6. Sprinkle the topping over the casserole. Pop it under the broiler for a couple of minutes to brown the top. Serve.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Easy Casserole Recipes: This Chiles & Chicken Mexican Casserole Recipe Has a Secret Ingredient

Amazing Chicken Fajitas Recipe: This One-Pan Chicken Fajita Recipe Cooks in About 10 Minutes

5-Ingredient Crack Chicken Recipe: Heavenly Slow-Cooker Creamy Chicken & Egg Noodles Recipe

Taco Spaghetti Recipe: Make This Taco Pasta When You Can't Decide If You Want Pasta or Tacos (Genius!)

Julie Rose
That looks SO good! 😋
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
OMG, Donna John , my mouth is watering. This look delish!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Easy Hummus Recipes: How to Make Healthy & Flavorful White Bean Hummus With Thyme & Basil

Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas Recipe: This Easy Veggie Quesadilla Recipe Is a Surefire Dinner Winner

Quick Chicken Pita Wraps Recipe With Homemade Ranch Dressing Is a Mediterranean-Inspired Dinner Fast

Vegan Bacon Recipe: This Easy Shitake Mushroom Bacon Recipe Is Legit

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!