Italian Chicken Casserole Recipe | Yummly

Italian Chicken Casserole

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The classic chicken casserole gets an Italian makeover when fresh herbs and tomato sauce meet boneless skinless chicken breasts.


  • 1 cup Tyson® Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (Tyson®, cubed)
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2/3 onion (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
  • 1 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (fresh, chopped)
  • 1 kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
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    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 8x8x2 inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter.
    2. Bring medium sized pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add pasta and follow pasta instructions. When tender, drain pasta and set aside.
    3. Meanwhile, place olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 3 minutes. Add onions and garlic, stirring to combine, and cook until the onions are soft and the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
    4. Combine chicken mixture with the cooked pasta in large bowl. Add canned tomatoes with juice, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix gently until all ingredients are evenly distributed. Place mixture in prepared baking dish.
    5. In a small bowl mix together bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle on top of pasta. Dot the top with slices of butter. Bake until top is gold brown, about 30 minutes.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium31% DV750mg
    Fat38% DV25g
    Protein51% DV26g
    Carbs12% DV35g
    Calories470Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat25g38%
    Saturated Fat
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate35g12%
    Dietary Fiber
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin C

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


    Lisa Steadman 5 days ago
    Yummy! I used penne pasta instead of elbow, cooked the onions a little longer until they carmelized, and I didnt top with butter. I wish I had fresh grated parm tho to sprinkle on after.
    Tiffany Loney 6 days ago
    It was very goos, but too much tomato for me. Not a fan of tomatoes and my noodles were a little crunchy. But overall, my family loved it ❤️
    Joanne Lawrence 7 days ago
    My family loved it. I doubled all ingredients except the chicken and it was still plenty of meat. I'm running low on butter, so I mixed the breadcrumbs with olive oil and also added Italian seasoning as per another reviewer's suggestion. I feel like it would have been pretty bland without the extra seasoning, so that's where it loses the star.
    suzanne 12 days ago
    it was great. adding the sauce from the tomato cans isnt necessary though
    Lauren B. 12 days ago
    It was good. I wasn't sure at the first bite, but it kept getting better. I did add Italian seasoning to the topping anf I'm glad I did.
    Ryan 16 days ago
    This casserole was very tasty, but I made a number of changes after reading the reviews. I added a cup of marinara sauce and that seemed like a good choice. I also added a lot of dried basil, thyme and oregano and a few sprinkles of red pepper flakes. I also put a little more parmesan than the recipe called for. I might add more bread crumbs next time because I prefer it to be a little crispier. I think these additions made the recipe much better, I imagine it would be bland and dry without them. Overall, a good recipe - it just needed some sprucing up.
    June B. 18 days ago
    Good, but season well
    Joseph Bunn 20 days ago
    food get in my tummy
    Diane 25 days ago
    Really good and easy I added sun dried tomatoes and fresh tomatoes
    Claire a month ago
    I ended up almost tripling this recipe to use up some chicken I had. it was delicious!
    Osborne a month ago
    tirned Out Wonderful Definitely Going In The Bank
    SherrylAnn Stewart a month ago
    Excellent. I was unsure if the chicken was supposed to be whole or not so I cubed it. I added a can of rotel, some Ragu Thick and Hearty spaghetti sauce, spinach, and crushed red pepper. I didn’t have elbow pasta but had some leftover salad pasta and used it just to use it up. I also used Italian seasoned bread crumbs. Yummy! This Is the kind of recipe that would easily allow you to make changes to your personal preference. Would definitely make again.
    Christina A. 2 months ago
    It added extra seasonings & some tomato sauce cause it was a little dry. Overall very good!
    Lisa 2 months ago
    I added some fresh italian herbs and I covered it in the oven when it was almost brown enough. We will eat it again.
    Keesha Hooks 2 months ago
    It was my first time mqking it. my daughters absolutely loved it. easy snd quick to make.
    Ahlstedt 3 months ago
    Yum! I added some crushed red pepper and combined it all together in the skillet. Fam loved it!
    Michelle 3 months ago
    Was a little dry for our taste. I will add more mozzarella next time.
    Krystal Gahan 3 months ago
    I thought it turned out a little bland. My husband added a little creole seasoning and that helped.
    Louise Bernier 4 months ago
    Awesome! Since I used more than 1 cup of pasta, I added a can of Rotel. My husband loved it. Asked me to make it again
    Leslie m. 4 months ago
    awesomely easy and cheesy delicious
    i add dry basil and used seasoned bread crumbs. also i cooked the tomatoes with the chicken and garlic and onions. i only put everything together after i simmered the stuff together. then added the mac noodles.
    Al bo 5 months ago
    This was soooo boring. Added half a tub of herbs and spices and extra tomatoes etc etc, but wow, nothing could make it tastier. Will not make again, except heavily adapted.
    Jennifer/Derek Ivy 6 months ago
    It was delicious! I just felt like it needed a sauce l
    toni 7 months ago
    used fresh and extra tomatoes from my garden, chicken tenderloins and it was delecious!