These Chicken Casserole and Potpie Recipes Are Perfect Comfort Meals
The ultimate comfort foods, chicken casseroles and potpies make satisfying and hearty dinners that are both big on flavor and low on time requirements. In fact, a number of our favorite recipes come together in under an hour, and most take less than 30 minutes of prep. From classics like Chicken Potpie with Brown-Butter Crust, pictured here, to unique renditions like our Curried Chicken Potpie, these dishes are proof that cozy recipes really can raise the mealtime bar.
In order to add some variety to your weeknight dinner menu, we're reimagining classic recipes in a number of unique ways. A Chicken Enchilada Casserole is the ideal dish if you're looking to spice things up. Different than the cheese-covered versions you're used to, ours uses a small smattering of cotija cheese and diced jalapeños for a burst of hot flavor in every bite. If you'd prefer to take your taste buds on a journey East, make our Green-Curry Chicken Potpie, which incorporates Thai green curry paste, chicken breasts, and zucchini with a delicate phyllo dough crust.
We also have a number of healthier chicken casserole and potpie interpretations that call for low-fat dairy products and an extra dash of vegetables. For a lighter option, make our Chicken and Kale Casserole, which features part-skim ricotta and plenty of the nutrient-rich green. Plus, you only need 25 minutes to prep this delicious meal. Don't have 25 minutes? No problem. Our Tortilla Pie with Chicken comes together in just 10 minutes and only needs 30 to 40 minutes in the oven until it's ready to be enjoyed.
Ahead we're breaking down some of our favorite chicken casserole and potpie recipes perfect for both an everyday meal and special occasions.
Mornay sauce (for the uninitiated, bechamel amped up with cheese—in this case, cheddar) brings together the chicken, broccoli, and mushroom in this classic casserole. A panko breadcrumb topping adds just the right amount of crunch.
Mini Chicken Potpies with Herb Dough
Savory potpies that feature whole herbs rolled into the dough make for the perfect chicken dish.
Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole
Breathe new life into leftover chicken and rice with sautéed mushrooms, frozen peas, fresh parsley, a tangy sour-cream sauce, and golden breadcrumbs.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This Mexican-inspired casserole is light but packed with flavor, thanks to tangy cotija cheese, tart tomatillos, and fiery jalapeños.
Green-Curry Chicken Potpie
Start with a batch of homemade Thai green curry paste for this unique potpie filled with chicken breast and zucchini. The delicate top crust is made from store-bought phyllo dough.
Chicken and Kale Casserole
Healthier than your average casserole but every bit as delicious and comforting, this dish is made with pasta shells, shredded cooked chicken, part-skim ricotta, and kale.
Chicken and Mushroom Potpies
Smoky bacon and meaty cremini mushrooms join the chicken and vegetables in this hearty potpie.
Tortilla Pie with Chicken
You only need 10 minutes to assemble this cheesy casserole. Simply layer corn tortillas with shredded chicken, canned green chiles, salsa, sour cream, and Monterey Jack cheese. Voila: Dinner is served!
Chicken and Spinach Casserole
Use store-bought rotisserie chicken to get this creamy casserole on the table in a flash. The toasted crouton-like topping is a great way to use up leftover bread.
Curried Chicken Potpie
Curry powder, plus cauliflower florets and green beans instead of the usual carrots and peas, set this chicken potpie apart.
Lighter Chicken Enchiladas
Minimal cheese keeps these enchiladas on the healthier side, but the flavorful sauce made with cumin, garlic, and chipotles in adobo ensures that they're still super-satisfying.
Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sliced chicken breast, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes are tossed with penne pasta and a creamy garlic-provolone sauce for this cheesy, bubbling casserole.
Lighter Chicken Potpie
This comfort-food fave calls for skinless chicken breast, low-fat milk, and an extra dose of vegetables for a more nutritious version of the classic.
Linguine is baked with a creamy Parmesan-white wine sauce, sautéed mushrooms, peas, and shredded rotisserie chicken in this guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Spinach and Chicken Casserole
Spinach and chicken come together in this delicious casserole for a feel-good meal.
Spicy Coconut Chicken Casserole
This warm and spicy coconut chicken dish takes only 40 minutes to make. Adjust the recipe to your family's spice preference by adding or subtracting curry paste.
Individual Chicken Potpie
Comfort food can inspire as much romance as any four-star restaurant meal. This two-serving version is perfect for date night but can easily be doubled or tripled to feed the whole family.
Chicken, Leek, and Mushroom Casserole
Multigrain bread adds a delectable texture in this tasty chicken casserole. Incorporate springtime vegetables and Parmesan cheese and cook for 25 to 30 minutes for the perfect dinnertime meal.
Chicken-Sausage and Bean Casserole with Sage
Sage-infused oil seamlessly complements the beans and sausage in this hearty chicken casserole that comes together in just one hour.