Million Dollar Chicken Casserole Recipe

Million Dollar Chicken Casserole is a delicious and satisfying meal perfect for a busy weeknight. A dish that tastes amazing and is baked to perfection. This is my go-to chicken casserole; it comes together even faster with leftover chicken. It’s full of cooked chicken, a rich, creamy sauce, and topped with buttery crackers—a dish the whole family will love.

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If you are looking for a chicken casserole, this is definitely one you need to try. It is full of flavor and is designed for those busy weeknights when getting supper on the table seems impossible. This dish effortlessly combines simple ingredients to form a hearty casserole that speaks volumes while enjoyed around the dinner table.

This creamy chicken casserole recipe will become your go-to dish for a fantastic meal. If you love this casserole, try Cheesy Chicken Pasta Casserole and Chicken and Yellow Rice Casserole. They are both family-approved and excellent for weeknight meals.

Why This Million Dollar Chicken Casserole is Fantastic

Easy: This casserole is simple to make and tastes like a million dollars! It truly is a great chicken recipe.

Balance of Flavors: The combination of ingredients works nicely, and the crunchy, buttery Ritz cracker topping balances the dish.

Versatile: This dish can be customized to your family’s preferences. Add bacon for those bacon lovers, more cheese, or even onions for more flavor.

Comforting: Casseroles are known for being the ultimate comfort food and heartwarming. This dish is not only a recipe the whole family will love but also great for guests.

Why Should I Make This Easy Weeknight Meal

The impressive flavors from this million-dollar chicken recipe are sure to become a family favorite. Instead of serving the same ole chicken dinner, kick it up a notch and have your family asking for more of this casserole. The ingredients are simple, and you can swap out a few items to make this work. A rotisserie or leftover chicken will cut down on prep and cook time. This casserole is a great way to treat your family and guests to a comforting meal.

Ingredients Needed for Million Dollar Chicken Casserole Recipe

Simple ingredients are mixed and baked until the topping is golden brown. See the printable recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients and amounts.

  • Chicken – Cooked and shredded chicken is needed for this recipe. Feel free to cut down on time by using a leftover rotisserie chicken, leftover chicken from dinner, or boiling some chicken tenders.
  • Cream Cheese – Softened cream cheese makes a creamy sauce.
  • Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream & Cream of Chicken Soup – make this dish extra creamy.
  • Seasonings – Garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper are the seasonings I use. Feel free to add some of your favorites.
  • Ritz Crackers – Any brand of buttery cracker will work nicely.
  • Butter – Melted butter is mixed with the cracker crumbs for a crunchy topping.
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How to Make This Easy Dinner Recipe

See the printable recipe card below for the full recipe instructions and cooking time.

  1. Prepare the oven and baking dish.
  2. Combine ingredients (except crackers and butter) and spread in the prepared dish in an even layer.
  3. Add the cracker topping.
  4. Bake.

Tips for the Best Million-Dollar Chicken Casserole

  • Swap out the cream of chicken soup for cream of mushroom.
  • Cream cheese should be at room temperature to mix and spread easily.
  • If you don’t have Ritz Crackers, use crushed Saltine crackers.
  • Use your favorite seasonings.
  • Use leftover chicken, a rotisserie chicken, or boiled chicken tenders for faster prep.
  • Add crispy bacon and green onions to the top before serving.
  • Add some ricotta, cheddar, or Colby Jack cheese for additional flavor.
  • Spice it up with some red pepper flakes or diced jalapenos.

How to Store Leftover Chicken Casserole

Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container, wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Reheat leftovers in the microwave or oven for a few minutes or until hot. 

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What Makes This Casserole Worthy of the name Million Dollar Casserole?

This casserole combines chicken, cheese, creamy soup, crackers, and butter that work well together to form an utterly indulgent dish.

Can I Use Chicken Thighs For This recipe?

Yes. This recipe can use a whole chicken, chicken thighs, tenders, or breasts.

Is This Casserole Spicy?

This recipe is not spicy, but add some diced jalapenos or red pepper flakes to the cream cheese mixture before baking for more spice.

Can I Serve This Dish on Special Occasions? 

This dish would make a great choice to serve on special occasions when you want to impress your guests with a flavorful meal.

More Chicken Recipes

Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole

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BBQ Chicken Legs

Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

French Onion Chicken

Side Dishes for Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Fried Green Beans

Oven Baked Potatoes

Roasted Cabbage

Honey Butter Skillet Corn

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Hamburger Casserole

Cornbread Chili Casserole

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Million Dollar Chicken Casserole on a white plate.

Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Gina Abernathy
Million Dollar Chicken Casserole is a delicious and satisfying meal perfect for a busy weeknight. A dish that tastes amazing and is baked to perfection.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 5 cups chicken cooked and shredded (about 2.5 pounds)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • cups cottage cheese
  • ¾ cups sour cream
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of chicken soup condensed
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers crushed
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and cream of chicken soup. Spread into prepared casserole dish in an even layer.
  • Combine crushed crackers and butter. Sprinkle over the chicken mixture.
  • Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes.
Keyword Milliion Dollar Chicken Casserole


  1. 5 stars
    Holy Moly, this casserole looks and sounds incredible! I can’t believe how easy it is to make. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.

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