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Autumn Chicken Casserole Recipe: Easy & Delicious

In between heat waves we had a day cool enough to bake. I love fall, baking meals to baking treats. I dream of the perfect kitchen & cooking the most wonderful & yet easy comfort foods. Of course my favorites take a bit of time. Like my recipe for lasagna or Sammie’s favorite chicken enchiladas verdes. But, this might just be the Mr.’s newest favorite comfort food recipe. I’m calling it Autumn Chicken Casserole.

I have to admit I am not a big casserole person. Except when it comes to homemade macaroni & cheese and maybe a few others. All those recipes & more are right on my recipe page & gallery. I found a recipe for the chicken casserole, which was called something else & adapted it to fit my needs & used what fresh veggies I had on hand. I think you’ll love the recipe as you mix it in one large bowl & toss in the ingredients, then pour into your baking dish. Bake in the oven & serve.

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Nothing like an easy p easy meal! Bake ahead if you need to as it reheats well!

Step by Step Chicken Vegetable Casserole, DearCreatives.com, Theresa Huse 2013

The ingredients are chicken (keep cold  until time to add, per instructions for food safety), green & yellow zucchini, red bell pepper chopped, then toss into bowl. Melt butter in microwave & pour into bowl then add panko & Italian bread crumbs & stir all together. (Click to enlarge above image)

Chicken Vegetable Casserole, DearCreatives.com, Theresa Huse 2013

Bake at 400*! While baking shred your mozzarella cheese. Then for the final 10-15 minutes of the bake add shredded mozzarella cheese.

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What you end up with is a savory & delicious meal that is easy to serve up & even easier to clean up from! Fast to put together & fast clean up! Perfect for busy weeknights or….

Autumn Chicken Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Serving Size: 4-6

Autumn Chicken Casserole

Adapted from this Summer Country Crock Recipe: http://www.countrycrock.com/recipes/detail/34953/1/summer-vegetable-chicken-casserole

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 2 green zucchini,2 yellow summer squash, 1 red bell pepper (I omitted and/or tomatoes)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1- 1 1/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts , cut into chunks
  • 6 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 cups Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 a pound (approx. 3/4 cup) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. preheat oven to 400*
  2. chop all veggies & herbs, add to bowl & set to side
  3. crush or mince your garlic, add to bowl
  4. pre measure your bread crumbs it can be a combination of both (that is what I had on hand or just Italian bread crumbs (for flavoring) If you use panko or other you will need to add Italian spices approx 1 tbsp. I am guessing.
  5. chop your boneless, skinless chicken breasts into chunks add to bowl of veggies
  6. now melt & add the butter, then add bread crumbs mix entire contents well & pour into baking pan.
  7. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes add shredded cheese. Return to oven & bake 10-15 minutes until melted & chicken is all the way cooked.
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Do you have a favorite fall comfort food or casserole?

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Comments

  1. says

    This looks very tasty! I’m with you, I love a good mix up and bake recipe. I hate spending tons of time sauteing veggies and browning chicken just to put it all in a dish and bake it anyway.

    ~Visiting from The Weekend re-Treat~
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  2. says

    Looks delicious! I love zucchini and yellow squash, and I’m always looking for new ways to include them in recipes. I may have to try this one day! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!
    T’onna recently posted & would love you to read..Submarine Sunday #49My Profile

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