Monday, November 18, 2013

Creamy Chicken Bake


Today I am sharing a simple chicken bake that makes a wonderful dinner for a busy day. Any day for that matter. It's mmm, mmm good, one of my favorite chicken dishes. It's not my favorite just because it's so simple to make...it's so darn good too. My whole family loves this casserole.   


This recipe calls for two cans of soup, Cream of Chicken and Cream of Mushroom, one cup of sour cream and a can of mushrooms which is optional. Add in a little water, onion powder, salt and pepper, chives and a few dashes of paprika...and pop it in the oven for an hour. To complete the dish, add some steamed veggies like broccoli or green beans, and a side of rice or noodles, and voila...you have a delicious dinner!



 

Creamy Chicken Bake

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Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 to 3 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (I use 4 large breasts)
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup (10 3/4 ounces, condensed ) *Or make Homemade Condensed Cream Of Mushroom Soup, using equivalent amount
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup (10 3/4 ounces, condensed) *Or make Homemade Condesned Cream of Chicken Soupequivalent amount
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 8 oz can Mushrooms drained (stems and pieces - or use fresh) *optional
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chives (chopped) 
  • Few dashes of Paprika  
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease (non-stick cooking spray) a 9x13 baking dish or similar size. 

Place chicken breast in baking dish in a single layer - lightly salt and pepper. 

In a medium size bowl mix soups, sour cream, onion powder, mushrooms, chives and water. Next, evenly pour over top of chicken and lightly sprinkle with paprika. 

Bake on middle rack, uncovered, for approximately 1 hour, until chicken breast is cooked thoroughly and internal temperature reaches 170 degrees f. Cooking time will vary depending on size of breasts.  *The best way to make sure the chicken is ready is checking the internal temperature.  

When ready, serve with your favorite veggie, like broccoli or green beans and a side of rice or noodles. Be sure to top your rice or noodles with the creamy sauce! Enjoy!

TIPS

Add additional chives on top after baking.

Leftover cooked turkey/chicken and rotisserie chicken works great with this recipe. Just reduce the cooking time - it's ready once the casserole is hot and heated through. Serve with a side of veggies and rice.


Some readers have left comments below, stating they adapted this recipe by adding Lipton onion soup mix - I have never used onion soup mix with this dish. I love this recipe the original way, as is. Adding the onion soup mix got mixed reviews.



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cheers!


116 comments:

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

I love pantry meals. This looks so creamy and delicious, I want a plateful right now!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Looks like the perfect dinner recipe yum

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I bet it makes your house smell wonderful too! Pinning to try!

Anonymous said...

making tonight

Natalie @ NorthShore Days said...

Ooh Mary - I've had to save this to my "To Make" list - yum!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Made this tonight as it seemed quick. As I mixed the soups/etc. I finally stuck my finger in to taste to be sure the mixture had a good flavor, Decided it needed something to kick it up a notch for our taste buds so added 1 envelope of Lipton's Onion Soup Mix. It was perfect! This dish will be on our table for many dinners to come! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Add envelope of Lipton's Onion Soup Mix and it's perfect!

Anonymous said...

it's in the oven right now - can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

I may add Rotel tomatoes, drain the can first then add it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy! I thought of that too. :D

Anonymous said...

I am assuming the chicken is already cooked until I saw your whole breast. Is the chicken cooked first?

Mary N said...

The chicken is raw - but you can make it with already cooked chicken, just reduce to cooking time. I actually made this casserole with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving - it was great!

Mary N said...

That does sound yummy!

singh anjali said...

I have something like this on my blog.......do check it out....would love to have your views.
http://anjalisfoodkaleidoscope.blogspot.in/2013/02/baked-chicken-corn-ihave-always-liked.html#more

Anonymous said...

I put cheese in mine

Anonymous said...

What size cans are the soups?

Mary N said...

10 3/4ounces :)

Anonymous said...

How do you make wild rice?

Anonymous said...

Can you make this in the Crockpot?

Brent said...

Made this for lunch today for me and my son. I added a packet of chicken gravy and rotel tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. One word...DELICIOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

Bet this would be delicious over mashed red skin potatoes too! It's in the oven as I write this...house smells amazing!!

Chantel Mangat said...

Made this tonight and it was very good. I did add the onion soup mix and it kicked the flavor up a notch. So, if you like the flavor that instant soup gives...by all means add it in. Very tasty and extremely easy!

Jmeee said...

That's my plan! Have you tried yet?

Jmeee said...

That's my plan

virginia said...

If I use onion soup mix do I still add the onion?




virginia said...

Do I add a onion If I put the onion soup mix in?






Mary N said...

So thrilled you two liked it, Brent!!! Thank you for stopping by and letting us all know your tip and sharing!

Mary N said...

I bet it would be great over mashed potatoes!!!

Mary N said...

You could skip the chives if you're using onion soup. If you want, you could add a few on top after baking.

Mary N said...

That's a great idea...I might had to try it!

Mary N said...

I buy Uncle Bens's Wild Rice in a box. :)

Mary N said...

Glad you like it! Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Can you use a crock pot for this recipe? If so, how?

shaunapc said...

Did you add the whole packet?

Anonymous said...

And if you add a cup of rice to the mix and increase the water to 1 1/4 cups, and the cooking time to about 90 minuits, it's great also. Works best if the chicken is on the top rather than the bottom. This is a favorite dish in my family and has been for years.

beemacs said...

I think this would be good made in your "bubble up" method of using a can of biscuits on the bottom. I wanted to ask you if you had other recipes like that.

Anonymous said...

I was looking for an easy dish for company tomorrow. I have most of the ingredients. I'm going to make this!

Patty Bartel said...

I made this dish last night for dinner and added some frozen green beans and carrots and it was amazing! The chicken was moist and the sauce was awesome, served it with a side of wild rice. Complete meal with the vegies, rice and chicken! Thanks so much for a new family favourite.

Heidi Muller said...

I only have 1 can of cream of chicken and 1 can of cream of celery on hand, do you think that would taste ok??

Mary N said...

I think it would be good, Heidi! If you have mushrooms in the house, add some! I hope you love the dish!

Heidi Muller said...

Not a mushroom fan, so I'll skip those. May try the onion soup packet too since a lot of people seem to like that addition. This would also be wonderful with thick-cut pork chops. Making tonight! Thanks for a great dinner idea that looks to be kid-friendly too :)

stephanie lynn said...

can you sub out the cream of mushroom for something else maybe 2 cans of cream of chicken my hubby is not a fan of mushrooms

Mary N said...

You're so welcome, Heidi! I hope the whole family enjoyed it!

Mary N said...

Yes, I would double the cream if chicken soup, Stephanie!

Heidi Muller said...

Loved it!!

Anonymous said...

Is the soup condensed or ready to eat?

Mary N said...

Condensed :)

Leanne Beck said...

Do you cover this before you put it in the oven?

Leanne Beck said...

Do you cover this before you put it in the oven?

Mary N said...

Hi Leanne! I bake it uncovered.

Brittany Delgado said...

How many does this recipe serve?

Anonymous said...

Instead of using water, I was wondering if milk would be good since you do use cream of mushroom & cream of chicken? Get that creamy taste to it.

Anonymous said...

If you use the Lipton Onion Soup mix, do you still add the onion powder? Thinking of making this tonight.....

Mary N said...

For my family, it serves 4 with a single serving leftover for lunch - so 5!

Mary N said...

I have not used Lipton soup mix with this recipe, so I can't say how it would taste (changes the recipe completely) - but if you do, I would not use onion powder.

Mary N said...

Yay!

Mary N said...

Thank you for stopping by and sharing, Patty! So thrilled you liked the dish! Sorry for the late response, we moved across the country and I am still playing catch up on all my mail! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

My mom made a similar recipe but instead of sour cream she used a can of cream of celery soup, and added 1 cup each celery and onion, diced. She reserved 1 cup of the soup mixture, then mixed the rest of it with 1 &1/4 cup raw rice, put it in a pan, arrange the chicken on top, then she poured the cup of reserved soup mixture on top, covered with foil and baked at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Uncover, top with 1/4 c. sliced almonds, bake 30 minutes more. It is delicious! My mom used bone in chicken, but boneless would be fine. Makes a great chicken nd rice in its own gravy.

Marsha Baker said...

Thanks ever so much for sharing this luscious dish at our Weekend Potluck party. It got our attention and is being featured this week. =D Please come on over and check it out. http://thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2014/08/austrian-cream-cheese-bars-weekend.html

Mary N said...

Thank you so much, Marsha, for the feature! So fun! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

I just saw this recipe on Weekend Potluck, and have printed it out, and want to try it in my Pampered Chef baker's stoneware. It looks wonderful!

Anna R. said...

I wrapped the chicken in bacon! It was excellent!

Maggie Fig said...

I made this recipe adding the onion soup mix. Like other people have suggested. Must say that is was very flavorful. Next time I will try it the way it was originally intended to be made. Just to see what the difference would be. The family defiantly voted and think its a keeper. Thank you for sharing such an easy and fantastic recipe.

Anonymous said...

I followed the recipe except added sauteed onions and mushrooms and served it with mashed potatoes. It was SO good! My whole family loved it. It will definitely be added to the rotation!

Laura Price said...

I have a recipe like this from my mom! I am a lover of saving steps (lazy :) )so we actually have increased water and add the rice in on the bottom of the baking tray and put the ingredients in on top. It all bakes up wonderfully and the rice is full of the flavor from the chicken and soup. So yummy! Such an awesome and diverse recipe.

Anonymous said...

Instead of the one can of cream of chicken and one can of cream of mushroom, could you not use 2 can of Cream of Chicken Mushroom (Campbell's). I use it for chicken and rice and also use it in green bean casserole instead of mushroom soup. Love it.

Debbie Teichrow said...

I prepared this dish for my family and they loved it. I added the onion soup mix and left out the mushrooms, onion powder and salt. I didn't need the extra salt or onion powder after adding the soup mix. My son is not a big fan of mushrooms. I served it over garlic mash potatoes and topped it off with extra green onion. Next time I'll add fresh garlic as my family is a big fan of garlic. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

delicioso!!!!!

Valencia Higginbotham said...

Made this and sprinkled cheese cheese on top. Simply delicious

Anonymous said...

made this yesterday it was lovely - so simple to make - hubby loved it too x

Anonymous said...

Can you use frozen chicken?

Shaylei Halling said...

I am wondering this too...

Mary N said...

This recipe would not work with frozen chicken - it would need to be defrosted first.

Anonymous said...

Can you add cheese on top for the last few minutes of baking?

Anonymous said...

I use the cream of chicken and the cream of mushroom soups and I put my rice on the bottom and I usually use whole chicken legs. Oh, so good!

Mary N said...

Sure, cheddar cheese is a wonderful addition!

Stephie said...

I love these easy to make meals that use ingredients that are on hand. The idea of cheese on top is great, too! Perfect for weekday meals when I'm exhausted and want something that's quick to put together. And with rice and a vegetable? Awesome!

Angie Barrett said...

This would be perfect for tonight! I love the idea of serving it with the rice and broccoli!

Anonymous said...

I have made this dish, but my recipe calls for 1 tube of ritz crackers crushed with 2 tbls of melted butter spread evenly on top when there is approx 15 - 20 minutes baking time left. Use 2 tubes of ritz crackers if you are using a 9 x 13 pan

Cookaye said...

Made this and it was delicious! I made it exactly as written and it's a keeper! Been looking for a smashing recipe of creamy chicken and this one hits the spot! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Making tonight. Reading these comments are hilarious.

Anonymous said...

I made this for dinner tonight, it came out soupy? The sauce didn't thicken while in the oven and I was curious as to what I may have done wrong..

Anonymous said...

abatch09

Comment by abatch09

Made this dish tonight but added Uncle Ben's Brown Rice and fresh broccoli with 3 types of cheese. Super moist and delish! I love one dish meals for a family with little ones!!

Anonymous said...

I made this dish last week and I'm making it again tonight! My kids LOVE this dish!

Anonymous said...

I'm curious as to why it won't work with frozen chicken? Can you not just cook for a longer time?

Anonymous said...

I added boxed stuffing on top it was yumm

Anonymous said...

Oh my yumness!!! Made this for dinner last night exactly as stated and it was sooooo good! I typed in "creamy chicken" into pinterest and this was the first recipe I found. I was looking for a satisfying, easy, quick, yet delicious meal and this one nailed it. My hubby said next time I make this I have to double the recipe! I definitely will be adding it to my repertoire. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Carol said...

Could I freeze this? Just hubs and II so maybe make 2 8x8?

Anonymous said...

I want to make this tomorrow. We don't have central air and its going to be hot and humid. Can someone tell me if they've made it in a crock pot and how it came out?

Anonymous said...

I made this tonight and used the suggestions posted. I added garlic, rice, increased the water, and put buttered bread crumbs & shredded cheese on top for the last 20 min. It was delicious. Served with rice & vegetable. I too am wondering if anyone has tried it in the crockpot. The oven heated up the house and we do have AC. Will make this again.

Anonymous said...

we made this tonight and my husband said this is a keeper!!! I had to send my brother the recipe as well

Kit Baker said...

Do I bake this covered with foil or leave it uncovered?

ud mom said...

I made this tonight....I put swiss cheese on top about 10 minutes before end of cooking time. Next time, I will use white wine instead of the water. Great recipe!

ud mom said...

Made this tonight. I added swiss cheese right before it was finished cooking. Next time I will try white wine in place of water. Thanks!

Solarra said...

This would be yummy with green chilies added!

Buffy12863 said...

Recipe may have been really good but Lipton Onion Soup Mix killed it. I will try it again not adding the soup mix

jarodsafehouse71 said...

Cooking this tonight!

I'm going to add some sliced red potatoes on top of the chicken mixture as I have some that need to be used before they go bad and the addition of Rotel tomatoes I saw sounds yummy!

jarodsafehouse71 said...

I did fix this just tonight and it was wonderful! I have never been keen on mushrooms so left those out and added a can of Rotel Tomatoes (mild, drained) and added the sliced red potatoes on top. My mom and I enjoyed it very very much!

It is so difficult for me to cook because of my bad back and legs, but this was SO easy. I will definitely be making it again!

Thank you so much for the recipe.

Deana Abbate said...

I make almost the exact same recipe but in casserole form. I cook the chicken, then chop it up and mix with the soups and sour cream and add peas. Then I put it in a 9x13 pan and top it with ritz crackers. Been making it like this for years. One of my family's favorites.

Tina Smith said...

This recipe looks delicious and I intend to make it exactly the way the author posted it. It just infuriates me when people change up a recipe even before they try it as it was posted. Very disrespectful!

mia rogers said...

I made this for diner tonight and there isn't a drop left. They couldn't get enough! It was so easy and really delicious.

Patti said...

LOVE HOW YOU CAN CHANGE THE RECIPE!!!SOME PEOPLE ARE VERY SMART!!!!!!!!

pperfectp@aol.com said...

So happy I read all these comments. Love how they changed up an easy recipe.

Lori Smith said...

Can this be made without sour cream?

Mireille said...

Would love to make it, but "cream of chicken"-soup is not available here (The Netherlands, checked almost every shop ;) ). Any ideas what to use as a substitute?
Thanks!!

Sherry said...

I have everything I need except for the sour cream. What can I use for a substitute?

Anonymous said...

Yes but you also just added a gram of sodium. Not so healthy anymore. Say goodbye to your kidneys and helloooo to dialysis

Anonymous said...

Decided to try this in the crockpot and it came out yummy! The chicken was soft but wasnt falling apart. Cooked it on low for about 10 hours. Probably could have cooked it less but that's just when everyone got home to eat it. It was really easy too. Just dumped everything in and went to work!

Kimberly Robinson said...

This was delicious!! Made just as is. My mom used to make something similar so it was a hit!! I think the onion soup would've been too much. Will me be making this again !!

Anonymous said...

This looks yummy and easy! But I have one question, instead of using 4 breasts, can I buy two breasts and cut them in half? That's what me and my husband do to save money.

Anonymous said...

Do i add water to the soups trying to make right now?

Cynthia said...

looks delicious I added potatoes and spinach to the recipe... Will see how it turns out when it is done...

Melissa Lambert said...

I made this for dinner last night. I forgot to buy the chives so I just left them out and this was still delicious. I served it with rice and green beans. Very tasty, plenty of left overs and my picky 4 year old even liked it! Guess what I'm having for lunch today?!

Ali Gilbert said...

We tried this recipe tonight and loved it. Will be making it again for sure. Thanks for sharing it :)

Cj said...

Just made this tonight, and all loved it. Thanks so much for posting your recipe.

Wendy Adams said...

I want to make this recipe tomorrow. Would 6 chicken breasts be enough to have enough left over for 4 people or do I need 8 breasts? Also, would I have to increase the amount of soup and sour cream? Would like to stretch this meal to 2 days.