KML_FLASHEMBED_PROCESS_SCRIPT_CALLS

Grandma’s Heirloom Country Chicken Casserole Recipe

by Ross on July 9, 2010

20130513_170932You can’t live in the Midwest and not have a couple of recipes that involve a potato, can of cream soup and a bag of frozen vegetables – it’s just par for the course.  Here is  my Grandmother’s timeless recipe for her Country Chicken Casserole.  It brings me back to the days when she would make this and bring it over for dinner, comforting and homey.

2.5 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed – not peeled, boiled and mashed
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded, cheddar cheese
1 2.8 oz. can french-fried onions
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. coarse ground pepper

Combine ingredients and spread into the bottom of a 9X13 baking dish or comparable oval baking dish.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1.5# – 2.0# boneless, skinless chicken breasts – poached and shredded
1 26-oz. can cream of mushroom soup
1 16 oz. bag frozen, mixed vegetables – thawed and drained
1 c. sour cream
2 tsp. ground mustard
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 c. shredded, cheddar cheese – for sprinkling on top

Combine ingredients and spread over potoato mixture.  Sprinkle with additional cup of shredded cheddar cheese.  Bake in oven for 45 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly, serve and enjoy.

{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

Sharlene July 14, 2010 at 3:29 am

As a West Coast gal with southern roots, I don't have nearly enough of these kind of recipes. I bet Paul would love this. If you ever want any good dishes with a hispanic flare, you know where to find me. :)

Reply

debi9kids July 14, 2010 at 5:27 am

Oh YUM!
This looks DELICIOUS!

Reply

Sandi December 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I was shopping for the ingredients for this the other day (it looks great!) and noticed that the 28-oz. bag of French-fried onions is HUGE. . . I’m guessing that’s a typo of some kind because I can’t imagine all of those onions in one regular-sized casserole. . . . Can you tell me what it should be? 2.8, perhaps?

Thanks!

Reply

Ross Sveback December 17, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Yes, it is the 2.8 – that was a type-O which I will fix now.

Reply

Billie Jean June 8, 2013 at 2:45 am

Hi, im making this recipe now but I am curious. The potatoes should or should not be mashed?

Reply

Ross Sveback June 8, 2013 at 3:09 am

Yes, they should be mashed

Reply

Jacqueline October 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Quick question. About to make this, but I’m confused. The recipe says “cubed – not peeled, boiled, and mashed.” But you wrote mashed here. So just trying to confirm which is correct.

Reply

Ross Sveback October 28, 2013 at 9:09 am

I do not peel the potatoes, but do cube them up and mash them after boiling or putting them in my pressure cooker. Does this make sense?

Reply

Jacqueline October 28, 2013 at 9:17 am

It does! I just wasn’t sure if you put them in cubed, or if you cubed and mashed. Thanks!

Jacqueline October 29, 2013 at 7:49 am

We made it last night and it was delicious!

linda July 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I sure do like the kind of recipes that I am seeing and will be trying many of them.

Reply

Ross Sveback July 9, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Thank you Linda, that made my day!

Reply

Kim Leippert July 17, 2013 at 7:11 pm

I’m making this for Dinner tonight! It looks great! Thank you for posting it!

Reply

Nykiah July 19, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Oh my word! This looks absolutely delicious! Casserole’s are always so easy and fun!

Blessings!
Nykiah

howtotrainasuperhero.com

Reply

Jessi Fox July 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Just curious… how many people is this expected to serve?

Reply

Ross Sveback July 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

It serves roughly 10-12

Reply

Joyce July 31, 2013 at 3:59 am

I would love to receive more of your delicious recipes in my mailbox. Thank You

Reply

Nora August 1, 2013 at 10:37 pm

This looks easy and delicious. Will be making it tomorrow tor our RV trip. Thanks for sharing!!

Reply

April Box August 7, 2013 at 5:12 pm

There are several little old ladies who always look to see what I have brought to the church dinners. I am gonna WOW them with this one! Thanks Ross!!

Reply

Angela Echols August 13, 2013 at 11:27 am

A “Meal-in-1″ …I LOVE IT!!! This looks so good, I’m making it for my 85yo MIL tonight! Thanks for sharing his recipe!!!

Reply

Angela August 16, 2013 at 9:49 am

What size casserole dish would you use to make this in, and should it be baked covered or un-covered? It sounds terrific!

Reply

Ross Sveback August 16, 2013 at 11:07 am

Angela, I make this in large pan, 9X13/lasagna/oval gratin dish.

Reply

Penny Taylor August 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm

This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to make this for my family tonight. I think I might add some bacon.

Reply

athena September 24, 2013 at 7:59 am

Will make tonight

Reply

Martha Bowser September 24, 2013 at 11:09 am

it sounds delicious, I’m kind of confused about the amount of chicken , is that 5, 2oz.
chicken breast? Thank you

Reply

Ross Sveback September 24, 2013 at 1:17 pm

It is 1.5 to 2.0 lbs of chicken breasts

Reply

Jimmy September 25, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Tried this and it was great !!!! 4 people almost ate the whole thing. Thanks for sharing the recipe

Reply

Ross Sveback September 25, 2013 at 7:43 pm

I love you Jimmy – next time, I expect to get an invitation to join you all!

Reply

Kathy October 11, 2013 at 7:45 am

I am looking for good meals that freeze well for a friend going thru chemo. Your dish sounds
amazing. Will it freeze well?

Reply

kay November 6, 2013 at 9:11 pm

I do not believe this will freeze well because of the potatoes – I hope this helps

Reply

Ross Sveback November 8, 2013 at 9:56 am

I believe when using butter and not margarine, you can successfully freeze mashed potatoes.

Reply

kay November 10, 2013 at 5:35 am

I will try and remember that – thanks

Reply

Patty October 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I’m not on facebook,but was wondering how to forward this
recipe to my mom who isn’t on facebook,also

Reply

Ross Sveback October 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Cut and paste this link in the body of her email, and send it off – http://www.rosssveback.com/2010/07/grandmas-heirloom-country-chicken-casserole-recipe.html

Reply

Joanne October 19, 2013 at 9:46 pm

This recipie looks really good but we r on a limited budget. Currently the only potatos I have on hand are russet, can I use those? Also again due to budgeting no fried onions can I leave those out?

Reply

Ross Sveback October 20, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Of course you can – these are just my personal preferences and how my grandmother made the dish. I am certain it will still be delicious with those two changes.

Reply

Amy October 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I made this last night and it was delicious! Will be making this again and again. Thanks for sharing!

Reply

Nicole October 31, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Can this be frozen before being baked?

Reply

Ross Sveback November 1, 2013 at 8:58 am

I don’t see why not, although I’ve never done it.

Reply

Mindy November 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

Hi there Ross. This recipe looks delicious! Just curious if a 9×13 Pyrex will work for this dish? Just want to make sure everything will fit ok :). Thanks!

Reply

Ross Sveback November 4, 2013 at 7:20 am

That should totally work – a baking dish is a baking dish my friend. Let me know how it works for you!

Reply

Judy Duthler November 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

This looks sooo good!! We are empty nesters. Would I be able to cut recipe in half?

Reply

Ross Sveback November 15, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Of course you can – totally works!

Reply

Jim February 17, 2014 at 2:40 am

sounds good

Reply

maurice February 18, 2014 at 8:36 am

Wow. Great looking casserole. I can’t wait to try it!

Reply

Heather March 12, 2014 at 7:47 pm

This was sooo good!! I made it tonight and I reeaaally like it. Thanks for passing this one on for all of us to enjoy! : )

Reply

bbar March 30, 2014 at 8:37 am

the recipe sounds great but by the looks with all the questions, maybe you could be a little more detailed in your instructions ie; mash potatoes after cooking, use a 9×13 baking dish or casserole dish, serves approx. 10-12 people or however many, etc. I look forward to trying this casserole today. Thanks!

Reply

Pat April 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

This recipe sounds delicious and I printed it to try but I really didn’t need to have ALL the comments too. So instead of getting a page or two of the recipe, I got 14 pages of comments. What a waste of my paper. Very irritating. Can you possibly fix your print program so that only the recipe prints? I’m sure I’m not the only person who doesn’t want everybody’s comments.

Reply

Ross Sveback April 3, 2014 at 11:07 am

I will speak with my web designer and have him fix this issue – thank you for letting me know.

Reply

Pat April 3, 2014 at 11:13 am

Thanks, that would be helpful for all I’m sure.

Reply

Ross Sveback October 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Sorry, I cube them up before cooking them -

Reply

Jacqueline October 29, 2013 at 7:48 am

We made it last night and it was delicious!

Reply

Ross Sveback October 29, 2013 at 8:16 am

Hooray!

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: