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Chicken Casserole Sour Cream

Making this Creamy Chicken Casserole Sour Cream using cooked chicken, stuffing, cream soup, and sour cream is a tasty and easy meal for busy days.

This chicken stuffing bake is classic comfort food, perfect for these chilly fall days.

Why You’ll Love This Casserole Recipe:

  • This Sour Cream Chicken Casserole has the comforting flavors of chicken and stuffing.
  • Only 5 ingredients are needed.
  • There are tips for slow cookers and freezer meals.
  • You can adapt this recipe to meet the needs of your family.
Chicken Casserole Sour Cream
Chicken Casserole Sour Cream

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Chicken: The recipe calls for cooked chicken. Leftover shredded chicken, rotisserie chicken, skillet-fried chicken breast, or boiled chicken can all be used. These will all have slightly different tastes. Try shredded or rotisserie chicken if you want a tender chicken. If you are cooking diced chicken, pan fry it until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Cream of mushroom soup: You will need one undiluted can of cream of mushroom soup.
  • Sour cream: It is this ingredient that makes this Chicken Casserole creamy and smooth. In case you are not a fan of sour cream, this recipe probably won’t appeal to you.
  • Stuffing: The easiest way to make a quick and easy stuffing topping is to use a box of dry stuffing mix (such as Stove Top stuffing or Pepperidge Farm). In my case, I used a six-ounce package of stuffing. If you prefer, you can use a larger box, or you can use two boxes.
  • Chicken broth or stock: For the stuffing, I like to use low sodium chicken stock instead of water.

Quick note: If you wish to cook the chicken for this great dish at home but are unclear about how long it will take, keep in mind that we have a post about How Long To Bake A Whole Chicken At 350.

How To Make Sour Cream Chicken Casserole?

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 9×9 inch casserole dish with cooking spray. (If you want, you can use a 9×13 inch baking pan.)
  2. On the bottom of the prepared baking dish, sprinkle the cooked chicken.
  3. Stir the mushroom soup and sour cream together in a small bowl. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken pieces and spread the mixture over the top.
  4. According to the directions on the back of the box, prepare the stuffing mix with 1 1/2 cups chicken stock and 1/4 cup butter. We substitute chicken stock for hot water to add flavor.
  5. Over the sour cream mixture, spoon the prepared stuffing.
  6. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes with the foil covering it, then uncover it and bake for 10 additional minutes. When you use a 9×13′′ baking dish, it may heat more quickly, as it will not be as thick.
  7. Serve immediately.

What To Serve With Sour Cream Chicken Casserole?

Try serving your Sour Cream Chicken Casserole with one of these dishes:

For More ideas on what to serve with your Chicken Casserole, you may want to check What To Serve With Chicken Casserole or What To Serve Sausage Casserole.

Can I Make Sour Cream Chicken Casserole in a Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can make this Sour Cream Chicken Casserole in the slow cooker. Lay it out according to the recipe and cook for about 4 hours on low until heated through. It is important to note that the stuffing won’t get crispy when cooked in the slow cooker.

Chicken Casserole Sour Cream
Chicken Casserole Sour Cream

How To Make Sour Cream Chicken Casserole In Advance?

This Sour Cream Chicken Casserole can be prepared in advance. Once the recipe has been assembled completely, it should be covered with plastic wrap, then wrapped again with foil or more plastic wrap. By doing so, you will avoid freezer burn.

You can freeze Sour Cream Chicken Casserole for up to 2 months. Prepare the casserole the night before cooking it by thawing it in the fridge. Take it out of the fridge an hour before baking. Bake according to the recipe.

Recipe Variations

There are endless variations to this Sour Cream Chicken Casserole recipe:

  • If you like, you can use any flavor of cream soup you like, such as cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, or even condensed cheese soup.
  • To give it extra flavor, try sauteing 1/2 cup of onion and celery along with a bit of garlic in a tablespoon of oil in a skillet on medium heat. Once done, add the onion celery mixture to the chicken and continue the rest of the recipe.
  • With leftover turkey and stuffing, make a Thanksgiving casserole.
  • For a complete Sour Cream Chicken Casserole, add 2 cups of mixed vegetables.
  • Whenever I serve my Sour Cream Chicken Casserole, I like to serve it over a large pile of green beans. It tastes just like Thanksgiving!
  • Alternatively, you can serve over cooked rice or add a cup and a half of cooked rice to the mixture.
  • Those of you who love cheese as much as we do may want to add a cup of cheddar cheese to the sour cream mixture.

How To Reheat Chicken Casserole Sour Cream In Air Fryer?

Reheat last night’s Chicken Casserole Sour Cream in an air fryer for three to four minutes at 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for a crisp and golden finish.

Chicken Casserole Sour Cream
Chicken Casserole Sour Cream

What Can I Use Instead Of Sour Cream In Chicken Casserole?

You may need to substitute sour cream for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Milk allergy: Allergies to cow’s milk are common. Milk allergies affect between 2 and 3% of children under the age of three. Despite statistics showing that 80% of kids outgrow this allergy, some people must avoid milk for life.
  • Lactose intolerance: Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products. Those who are lactose intolerant are unable to digest it due to a deficiency in lactase, the enzyme needed for its breakdown.
  • Vegan diet: Some people choose not to consume animal products. For instance, those on a vegan diet eat only plant-based foods due to many reasons, including health, animal welfare, and environmental concerns.
  • Health reasons: Milk and milk products are avoided by many people for a variety of health reasons, including skin disorders and hormonal imbalances. Others fear that dairy cows are given antibiotics and growth hormones.
  • Low-fat diets: The fat content of regular sour cream is high. The majority of the calories in regular sour cream come from fat. People who wish to lose weight often choose to cut fat, regardless of how important this nutrient is.
  • Taste or missing ingredient: Many people dislike sour cream’s tangy flavor. Maybe there is no sour cream available to bake a favorite cake or top a freshly cooked pot of chili, so a substitute is needed.

There are a number of dairy products that can be substituted for sour creams, such as Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, crème fraîche, and buttermilk.

  • Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt is an excellent substitute for sour cream. The whey in regular yogurt is higher than that in Greek yogurt, which has been strained to remove most of the whey. This creates a thicker, tangier version of yogurt that is very similar to sour cream.
  • Cottage Cheese: The history of this cheese is rich. In the 18th century, American settlers used leftover milk from butter-making to make cottage cheese, and this became the name cottage cheese.
  • Crème Fraîche: The French word crème fraîche literally means fresh cream. Similar to sour cream, this dairy product is made by adding a bacterial culture to heavy cream.
  • Buttermilk: In traditional usage, buttermilk referred to the liquid left over from making butter from cultured cream.
  • Coconut Milk: Coconut milk is a great substitute for sour cream. It is important not to confuse coconut milk with coconut water. Coconut milk comes from the meat of freshly grated coconuts.
  • Cashews: Cashews are a great substitute for sour cream, which might surprise you.
  • Soy: On the market, there are many soy-based sour cream substitutes that are suitable for vegans and those with a milk allergy.

FAQ Section

Can you freeze Sour Cream Chicken Casserole?

Yes, Freezing Sour Cream Chicken Casserole is a great idea. You can easily make more than one batch because it comes together quickly. Once the dish has been cooled completely, wrap it tightly and place it in the freezer for up to 2 months. For single-serve portions, you can divide the recipe into smaller containers.

How To Store Sour Cream Chicken Casserole in the fridge?

As soon as the Sour Cream Chicken Casserole has cooled down to room temperature, either wrap it tightly or divide it into small portions for individual servings. Transfer your leftovers into the refrigerator and keep them for up to 4-5 days.

How To reheat Sour Cream Chicken Casserole in the Oven?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and then put the Sour Cream Chicken Casserole into the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes. Put a sheet of aluminum foil on top of the dish if it looks like it’s over browning or drying out.

How To reheat Sour Cream Chicken Casserole In the Microwave?

For faster reheating, you may microwave individual portions for 30 seconds – 1 minute, or preheat the entire Sour Cream Chicken Casserole dish at 350° for 10-15 minutes.

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Sour Cream Chicken Casserole Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 447.4
  • Total Fat 21.5g
  • Saturated Fat 8.8g
  • Cholesterol 98.2mg
  • Sodium 874.2mg
  • Potassium 394.3mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 29.6g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.8g
  • Sugars 3.2g
  • Protein 32.9g
  • Vitamin A 8.5%
  • Vitamin C 3.4%
  • Calcium 10.8%
  • Iron 12.9%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Chicken Casserole Sour Cream

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 40 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 50 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:447.4 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Making this Creamy Chicken Casserole Sour Cream using cooked chicken, stuffing, cream soup, and sour cream is a tasty and easy meal for busy days.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 9×9 inch casserole dish with cooking spray. (If you want, you can use a 9×13 inch baking pan.)
  2. On the bottom of the prepared baking dish, sprinkle the cooked chicken.
  3. Stir the mushroom soup and sour cream together in a small bowl. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken pieces and spread the mixture over the top.
  4. According to the directions on the back of the box, prepare the stuffing mix with 1 1/2 cups chicken stock and 1/4 cup butter. We substitute chicken stock for hot water to add flavor.
  5. Over the sour cream mixture, spoon the prepared stuffing.
  6. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes with the foil covering it, then uncover it and bake for 10 additional minutes. When you use a 9×13′′ baking dish, it may heat more quickly, as it will not be as thick.
  7. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • If you like, you can use any flavor of cream soup you like, such as cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, or even condensed cheese soup.
  • To give it extra flavor, try sauteing 1/2 cup of onion and celery along with a bit of garlic in a tablespoon of oil in a skillet on medium heat. Once done, add the onion celery mixture to the chicken and continue the rest of the recipe.
  • With leftover turkey and stuffing, make a Thanksgiving casserole.
  • For a complete casserole, add 2 cups of mixed vegetables.
  • Whenever I serve my casserole, I like to serve it over a large pile of green beans. It tastes just like Thanksgiving!
  • Alternatively, you can serve over cooked rice or add a cup and a half of cooked rice to the mixture.
  • Those of you who love cheese as much as we do may want to add a cup of cheddar cheese to the sour cream mixture.
Keywords:Chicken Casserole Sour Cream
Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 447.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21.5g34%
Saturated Fat 8.8g45%
Cholesterol 98.2mg33%
Sodium 874.2mg37%
Potassium 394.3mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 29.6g10%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g4%
Sugars 3.2g
Protein 32.9g66%

Vitamin A 8.5%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 10.8%
Iron 12.9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.