Creamy Swiss Chicken Casserole (2024)

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This Creamy Swiss Chicken Casserole is comfort food at its finest! Packed with tender chicken smothered in a rich, creamy sauce, all topped with layers of swiss cheese and a savory stuffing topping for an irresistible combination of flavors and texture! This casserole is one the whole family can agree on!

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Swiss Chicken Casserole – The EASY Way!

I will say that there is little my family will gobble up faster than a rich, creamy chicken casserole. It is definitely the easiest way to get plates clean.

It is also so easy to make, it almost feels like cheating!

With just some shredded chicken plus 7 everyday staples, this dinner goes from the fridge to the oven in minutes.

You can make it especially easy and flavorful by using pulled rotisserie chicken. I like to prep it on Sunday and then just use as needed throughout the week to save time on those busy week nights.

Talk about delicious… this casserole has you covered. So good. So easy!

Note- This chicken casserole has no rice. If you are looking for an insanely delicious chicken casserole with rice, try my Super Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole! You can also serve this Swiss Chicken Casserole over rice.

What to Serve with Swiss Chicken Casserole

Since this dish has the classic comfort food flavors, it will pair well with many of your favorite staple side dishes. There are both classic options and some healthy options to keep it light.

Side Dish Ideas

  • Garlic Green Beans– quick skillet recipe
  • Squash Casserole– southern style!
  • Sautéed Spinach– We love this healthy and easy side.
  • Bacon Ranch Broccoli Salad– Great make-ahead option
  • Side Salad with creamy Ranch dressing – If you have an extra 5 minutes definitely make the ranch from scratch. SO GOOD!!
  • Tomato cucumber salad– light and delicious!

You can choose one or add a few sides to make a wholesome, well rounded dinner.

Recipe Notes

This Creamy Swiss Chicken Casserole recipe is as simple as promised! Just 8 ingredients and one dish for a family friendly meal.

In this section I am going to go through a few tips and tricks I use when making this recipe to get the absolute best and most delicious results.

Make sure to scroll to the bottom for the FULL recipe card.

Ingredients

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  • Shredded chicken– My favorite chicken to use in this casserole is rotisserie because I think the flavors go really well together, plus it is super easy! Here are a few other types of chicken you can use to shred:
    • Boiled chicken
    • Baked chicken
    • Leftover chicken – just make sure it is a neutral flavor
    • Canned chicken- to me this is a last resort. I always think fresh chicken will give you a better flavor. But in a pinch it can work!
  • Swiss cheese– I use sliced cheese, like you would put on a sandwich. This makes it super simple!
  • Cream of chicken soup– You can use classic or low fat. I generally use the original.
  • Sour cream– Again here, original or light will work, but I use original.
  • Milk– Any variety! This just thins the sauce a bit for cooking.
  • Chicken base– I generally use Better Than Bullion. This just adds a little richness to the casserole. You can use dried bullion granules also if needed.
  • Herbed stuffing(dry)- This is the bagged herbed stuffing you can grab on the dry goods section of the grocery store. The last time I used Pepperidge Farm which had great flavor.
  • Butter
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Recipe Tips

  1. Use good chicken! The rich chicken flavor is really what makes this recipe shine. Using a flavorful rotisserie chicken, or fresh chicken that has been baked or boiled and shredded fresh will give you the most flavor in this dish.
  2. Use original ingredients– This is comfort food! It will have the richest flavor when you use the original soup/cream/ cheese etc. While you can still get great results using low fat here or there, I wouldn’t recommend replacing every ingredient with a low fat or fat free alternative.
  3. Bake to perfection– The bake time on this dish is not to cook it, as all of the ingredients are already “done.” The purpose of baking is to really meld the flavors and bring the casserole together. You will know it is perfect when all of the edges are bubbly!

Recipe Short Cuts

If you need to make this recipe, but are extra short on time, here are a few ideas that can help make this recipe even faster!

  • Pre-shred the chicken– you chicken can be cooked and shredded 2-3 days in advance. If you want to do it even further ahead of time, you can shred the chicken and then freeze it until you are ready to use.
  • Mix it up– The base of the casserole (the chicken and soup mixture) can be prepared and placed in the casserole dish 24 hours in advance. When you are ready to make the casserole, just top with the cheese and stuffing topping and bake!
  • Prepare as a freezer meal– see full directions below on how to prepare this dinner up to 6 months in advance.

Recipe Variations

If you love this recipe as much as we do and want some quick ways to change it up for variety, these little tips will do the trick!

  • Swiss Chicken and Veggies– Mix 2 cups of thawed mix veggies into the soup mixture and continue with recipe as directed.
  • Mushroom Swiss ChickenChop 1 cup of fresh mushrooms and stir them into the soup mixture with the chicken. Continue recipe as directed.
  • Swiss Chicken Casserole with Bacon– Add 1/2 cup crispy crumbled bacon to the soup mixture and continue as directed. Extra crispy crumbled bacon can be added to the top with the stuffing mixture if desired.
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Freezer Meal Instructions

This recipe will freeze well to make another day! For best taste, use within 6 months of freezing.

  1. Combine the shredded chicken, cream of chicken soup. sour cream, milk, and chicken base together until evenly combined.
  2. Spread in a casserole dish and then place the slices of swiss cheese over the top to cover.
  3. Wrap casserole dish in foil and plastic wrap and freeze.
  4. When ready to make, thaw in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours, then prepare the stuffing topping and spread over the top.
  5. Bake as directed.

If you prefer not to freeze in a casserole dish, you can prepare the soup/chicken mixture and freeze in any freezer friendly container or configuration. Then when ready to cook, thaw the mixture, spread in a casserole dish and top with swiss cheese and stuffing mixture and bake.

Swiss Chicken Casserole Leftovers

If you have leftovers after making Swiss Chicken Casserole, then it is your lucky day! They save and reheat well, and might even taste better the next day.

To save leftovers, separate into meal sized portions and then place in an airtight container and store:

  • in the refrigerator for 3-4 days
  • in the freezer up to a month

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Creamy Swiss Chicken Casserole

By: Kimber Matherne

5 from 1 vote

This casserole is the ULTIMATE comfort food! Rich with flavors and texture, this casserole will make your mouth dance with joy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 30 minutes mins

Total Time: 40 minutes mins

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded chicken
  • 4 oz swiss cheese, sliced
  • 10.5 oz cream of chicken soup, (1 can)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp chicken base
  • 2 cups herbed stuffing, (dry)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  • Mix the stuffing mix and butter together until evenly coated. Set aside.

  • Combine the shredded chicken, cream of chicken soup. sour cream, milk, and bullion together until evenly combined.

  • Spread in a casserole dish and then place the slices of swiss cheese over the top to cover.

  • Sprinkle the stuffing mix over the cheese to cover the top of the casserole.

  • Bake at 350˚F for 30-40 minutes or until the edges are bubbling.

Last step!Share a picture on Instagram and tag me at @easyfamilyrecipes!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cup, Calories: 683kcal (34%), Carbohydrates: 30g (10%), Protein: 48g (96%), Fat: 40g (62%), Saturated Fat: 20g (125%), Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 184mg (61%), Sodium: 1223mg (53%), Potassium: 480mg (14%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 4g (4%), Vitamin A: 977IU (20%), Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 387mg (39%), Iron: 6mg (33%)

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  1. Nikki

    Creamy Swiss Chicken Casserole (8)
    We love this recipe. Super easy and yummy

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  2. Kennedy

    Hello! Do we cook the stuffing before hand or just put the mix on top?

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    1. Kimber Matherne

      You don’t have to cook it. Toss with the butter and it will be a super flavorful crunchy topping. If you have leftovers it will then soak up some of the moisture and be super flavorful, soft and delicious still!

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