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Use the supermarket staple of rotisserie chicken in this comforting casserole. Combine shredded chicken with sauteed spinach in a cream sauce, pour into a baking dish, and top with torn bread. Serve your family this creamy, bubbling casserole for a cozy dinner.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2010



Cook's Notes

Assemble and refrigerate this, uncooked, a day ahead. Add bread before baking.

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  • webmaster81
    27 JAN, 2019
    I liked it, its mild tasting and delightful; hubby liked more lemon juice in it for brighter flavor, I like extra olive oil, salt and pepper on rustic bread to top the casserole before baking. Crunchy bread and creamy chicken/spinach go really well together.
  • tiffanylaw4091091
    5 OCT, 2018
    This was a great recipe to use up some rotisserie chicken meat. I used sourdough on top. I added mushrooms, that’s the only addition I made. The suggestion of an herby bread, olive or something flavored sounds great. I would definitely add mushrooms again. I’ll try adding parmesan cheese or blue cheese, that sounds wonderful. I’d also add peas. Maybe a small amount of red pepper for a kick. This is great, but I’d definitely doctor it up a little.
  • melissasmunchie
    19 AUG, 2017
    Martha I love yo in but this recipe is plain boring. It's a good idea starter tho. I used some day old homemade herb bread and added a lot of things to the casserole also including some herbs like Tumeric and salt and pepper and I didn't drain the spinich instead I added it towards the end after the wine cooked down a bit and cooked off the juices with the meat and onions and other goodies I added like purple colliflower, corn, green onions, mushrooms and coconut now milk and cream, and then layered some peppered cheese before I topped it with bread.
  • MS10324080
    12 JUL, 2017
    i also found the white roux sauce to be flavourless, as well as a bit thin (for my tastes anyway.) I added mushrooms and that helped some. I had used up the last of my powdered garlic and onion in mixing this together so i rummaged through the spice rack and decided on a bit of Italian seasoning. About half a teaspoon. I then added about half a tablespoon of liquid smoke. Then...i let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours until it was time for me to run it through the oven. I found that it had thickened up quite a bit. I still would add more to it though, maybe increase the onion, spinach and chicken all together. The end result was very nice though. I personally am not a fan of Italian Seasoning, but my dinner guests raved over this dish. I think this dish is an excellent choice that one can tweak to make their own! If anyone is interested, i used chicken breast i had cooked with a sous vide cooker.
  • kutest
    7 MAY, 2014
    This recipe was good but does need a bit of help as I also found it a little lacking in flavor. Don't be shy on the garlic, definitely needs more. I might try adding mushrooms and peppers as suggested below. I too added parm cheese which was perfect. Pair with a crisp salad and bold wine and you have a nice weekday meal. Very easy to make.
  • Ellaquince
    26 JAN, 2014
    This was easy enough but too bland even though I doubled the garlic and used salt and pepper liberally, as indicated at different steps in the recipe. If I made it again I'd add mushrooms, maybe some roasted red pepper for color balance and definitely more spice. I used shredded Parmesan on top of the bread topping, and that helped. My husband and I both added some Sri Racha -- which I almost never agree with! -- after just one bite and that doctored it nicely.
  • MS10210404
    4 JAN, 2014
    FANTASTIC casserole. We used crunched up some saltines on top in addition to the bread. Very good. Very easy. Loved it and so did everyone else.
  • dmask1
    2 OCT, 2013
    Really great casserole! Reheats great as well. I added bleu cheese to add a little zip and it made it even better. I used sourdough for the torn bread which turned out to be a yummy way to use the round loaf ends. I will definitely be making this again soon.
  • Lovetobake77
    8 JAN, 2013
    I'm not a health nut but I don't see the point of 1 1/2 cups of half and half. I doubled the recipe and I used half a cup of half and half, half a cup of 1% milk. It was delicious and it didn't taste like a light diet dish because it still has olive oil and 1/2 cup of half and half in it.
  • gisette27
    1 OCT, 2012
    I agree. This recipe should be doubled. My daughter and I killed it and I wanted to have enough for leftovers. I browned one large chicken breast. I also did not have any wine on hand and used chicken stock. Trader Joe's Olive baguette was perfect in this dish. I am going to make this over and over again this winter.

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