Grandma’s Heirloom Country Chicken Casserole Recipe

By Ross Sveback, 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 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.



  1. Sharlene says:

    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. :)

  2. debi9kids says:

    Oh YUM!
    This looks DELICIOUS!

  3. Sandi says:

    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?


  4. Billie Jean says:

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

  5. linda says:

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

  6. Kim Leippert says:

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

  7. Nykiah says:

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


  8. Jessi Fox says:

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

  9. Darcy. E says:

    Hi Ross, I so love my Grandmas hot-dishes and she made the Best Ever brother and I had words on who got to take the left overs home..ha ha. I so enjoy watching you on Twin City Live–you have such energy and bubbly personality..don’t ever change you are a Doll!!!

    Keep up all the good cookin and tips for us.

    Have a DELISH DAY,

  10. Betty Cutietta says:

    Made your recipe and it is excellent. The flaver is delicious, in fact I’m making it for my garden club. Do you have any more recipes?
    Betty Cutietta

  11. Patty says:

    I would have this tonight if hubby was coming home to dinner. Really like the idea that I have everything already on hand

  12. Harold Dawson says:

    I have never poached a chicken. Is this easy

  13. Linda Miller-Scheib says:

    I finally got around to trying this recipe and only wished that I tried it sooner. I love it! The only change that I had to make was in substituting 2 – 10 oz. cans of cream of mushroom soup for the 1 – 26 oz. can. Since one of the cans that I had was mushroom and roasted garlic, I omitted the garlic powder.

  14. Andrev says:

    This is a very easy and tasty entree. My ten year old son said that he loved this chicken so much he would marry it if he could :) Fro Step 6 in the instructions, I simmered the chicken for 20 minutes in a covered pan and then added some corn starch and simmered for a few more minutes to thicken the sauce. Next time I make this, I may double the amount of sauce. Thanks for a great recipe.

  15. Darlene says:

    Can you use tater tot potatoes instead of red potatoes mashed—-????

  16. Sandi says:

    How can I alert it for a family that only eats fish?

  17. Patricia Simpson says:

    I am anxious to try this recipe. I made a mistake when I hit the print key and got 8 pages of comments. I did not see any “print recipe” so that I would only get the recipe. anyhow, thanks for the scrumptious recipe.

  18. Debbie says:

    Would love to try this but CANNOT copy it

  19. gloria says:

    If grandma was a good cook she wasn’t using cream soups, thought the recipe looked good but cream soup is a big turn off for me

  20. Norma says:

    Made this recipes and it was wonderful, the flavours and the complex the all
    ingredients were amazing.
    Good job.

  21. This really sounds good, I’ll try it on my family first and then make it for my Quilt Guild July picnic.

  22. Karyn says:

    I want to fix this for a Kentucky Derby party that we are going to this weekend. What is the serving size on this?

  23. Luann says:

    this looks deliciou and i want to make it but i have a question in regards too the preparation of the potatoes – 2.5 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed – not peeled, boiled and mashed
    does this mean i cube the potatoes but not peel them but then boil and mash them. thank you

  24. Annie says:

    I love trying different recepies,What if you don’t have Yukon potatoes ,can you try white potatoes? I have seen the Yukon but not to often in the store I shop at.

  25. Tina says:


  26. Wa yne M says:

    To copy recipe without copy/paste procedure, simply press “Control and the letter P” simultaneously. When the print screen comes up, check Page (from 1 to 1) and then press OK. The printer will then print only the recipe with no comments.

  27. Martha Hadley says:

    I’m going to fix this for my Bible Study group the next time it’s my turn to cook. It can be hard to find recipes that are large enough to feed a group, and have flavors that will appeal to everyone. This sure looks like it fits the bill. Thanks for posting it.

  28. Trish says:

    This looks good. Can you make it and freeze it?

  29. Thelma says:

    I love your recipes

  30. LORNA says:


  31. Rodger says:

    Recipe looks great. But I have diabetes, a carb count would be very helpful.

  32. This recipe needs to be redone since it has errors.It plainly tells you NOT to mash the potatoes, but yet a reader asks about it and they get a response that the potatoes SHOULD be mashed.

  33. Marion says:

    Gloria, even grandmas who were great cooks might occasionally use cream soups either home made or from a can. It is called taking a break or maybe a treat or even just did’ have the time that day, so quit being so judgemental. I know because my nana was a great cook and occasionally did the above.

  34. Cindy says:

    Made this recipe for dinner tonight. Makes a bunch…way to much for 2 people. You might try cutting in half, which I thought about doing but did not :-( To much garlic flavor for my husband and I. And I even cut back on the 1 t. since I used the poaching recipe given, which also called for garlic powder. Potato mixture was yummy though!!

  35. Linda M says:

    I really love the sound of this recipe and I cant wait to try it . I bet it is simply delicious. Do you have other recipes like this one? I just love a good home cooked meal and Im always on the look out for recipes like this one. So thank you very much for sharing it with all of us.

  36. Tanya Adams says:

    It said boiled not pealed and mashed, and I can say it was delicious!
    Thanks for posting,I will be making this again and plan on inviting my Pastor and his Wife over when I do. :)

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