Swiss Chicken Casserole is the easy recipe your family will love for dinner time any night of the week!
Swiss chicken casserole is an easy dinner recipe you can make when you combine soup, rice, and shredded chicken. Top it all off with a creamy cheese mixture of swiss cheese, parmesan cheese, sour cream, and mayo. Next time you need a recipe the whole family will love, give this one a try!
We all need an easy meal we can pull together when we have a busy night. If you’ve seen the classic swiss chicken recipe with slices of swiss cheese this is very similar! The prep time is less than 10 minutes, and dinner is in the oven. Woo hoo!
This is one of those great recipes that need to be on your freezer meals list!
It’s filled with easy ingredients you have in your pantry, so if you make this once, double it so you CAN freeze it!
How to Make Swiss Chicken Casserole
First, let’s gather the ingredients.
- Wild Rice Mix
- Cream of Chicken Soup
- Sour Cream
- House Seasoning
- Parmesan Cheese
- Swiss Cheese – the key ingredient! Shredded, not a slice of swiss cheese!
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I love having Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice mix on hand to make all kinds of recipes, especially in this recipe! This rice mixture makes great casserole fillings, just like boxed stuffing mix does! If you don’t have this kind of rice, use dry stuffing!
Now, some people like to make this creamy swiss chicken bake with a stuffing topping in the slow cooker. But, I don’t own a slow cooker, so I make it right in a casserole dish.
- Baking Dish or Casserole Dish
- Mixing Bowl
Start by adding your rice and seasoning mixture to the bottom of a baking dish. I used a nonstick casserole dish, but if I were making this in an aluminum foil pan, I would add the rice to the soup and milk mixture.
In a mixing bowl stir together your cream of chicken and can of milk until combined. If you don’t have the can of cream of chicken soup you can always swap it out for the cream of mushroom soup! ((In most recipes you can use those interchangeably!))
Pour the soup mixture into your baking dish with the rice and seasoning, give it a good stir to coat all the rice in liquid.
Top the loose rice mixture with shredded chicken.
What kind of chicken should you use?
I used leftover fried chicken, but you could use pulled rotisserie chicken, boiled skinless chicken breasts, pulled chicken thighs, any kind of chicken you like. I made this recipe with cooked chicken, and have not tried it with fresh chicken.
Once your rice is topped with chicken, let’s mix up the creamy sauce that goes on top of the chicken.
To a small bowl add in sour cream, mayonnaise, shredded parmesan cheese, shredded swiss cheese, and House Seasoning (recipe in recipe card).
House Seasoning is equal parts garlic powder, onion powder, and kosher salt. With however much black pepper you want! Mix it all up in a jar, and use it often!
Cover this whole creamy swiss chicken casserole with tin foil and bake in the oven for an hour, removing the foil after 40 minutes.
This swiss chicken casserole recipe can be frozen and saved for later! Keep aluminum pans on hand so you can freeze an oven-ready meal. When the busy weeknight dinners take over your life, you’ll be ready with a meal the entire family will love!
If you wanted to make this in the crock pot, just add all the ingredients and cook on low for 4-5 hours — just until the rice is cooked!
Here are some additions you could add:
To the swiss cheese sauce, you could add half a cup of white wine if you’re feeling frisky! Every comfort food pairs well with a glass of wine!
A little lemon zest or lemon juice wouldn’t hurt the rice! It adds great flavor, giving a bright acidic taste to the entire meal.
There are lots of parmesan cheeses, I prefer parmigiana reggianno, but use whatever you have on hand! It’s a great time to use up that little bit you have in a bin in your fridge.
What side dish can you serve with this casserole?
- Fresh green beans are a great idea!
- Chopped Iceberg Salad with Garlic Lemon Dressing
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you cook chicken before putting it in a casserole?
Usually! It’s helpful to use cooked chicken so the casserole doesn’t have to cook as long as it would with raw chicken.
Can you cook raw chicken in a casserole?
Sure! Just make sure you cook each piece of chicken to an internal temperature of 165 degrees f.
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Swiss Chicken Casserole is the easy recipe your family will love for dinner time any night of the week! Filled with rice, chicken, and a creamy swiss cheese sauce, this easy chicken bake recipe will be your new favorite comfort food!
- 1 box of Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice with the Seasonings
- 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 cup Shredded Chicken
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream
- 1/2 cup Mayo
- 1 tsp House Seasoning
- 1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
- 1/2 cup Shredded Swiss Cheese
Preheat your oven to 350˚.
In a large bowl combine the box of rice plus the seasoning packet, one can of cream of chicken soup, plus one cup of milk. Whisk together to combine and coat each piece of rice.
Pour this mixture into a greased baking dish. (If using non-stick, you can dump and mix inside the baking dish)
Add your shredded chicken to the top of the rice and soup mixture.
In a small bowl, mix half a cup of sour cream, half a cup of mayonnaise, a teaspoon of house seasoning, half a cup of shredded parmesan cheese, and half a cup of shredded swiss cheese.
Spread over the top of the chicken and rice mixture.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake covered for one hour, uncovered for the last 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving to your hungry people!
House Seasoning is 1/4 cup onion powder, 1/4 cup garlic powder, 1/4 cup kosher salt, 1/8 cup black pepper all mixed together. Use this on (almost) everything!
You can freeze this casserole! Freeze before you bake it.
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