This chicken hashbrown casserole recipe combines perfectly cooked chicken with shredded hash browns, crispy bacon, cheese, and ranch to make the perfect one-pan casserole dish. And, best of all, it could not be easier to make!
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The Best Chicken Hashbrown Casserole
There's just something special about a warm, hearty casserole when it's cold outside. And honestly, this easy chicken hash brown casserole might be my favorite one to make. That's saying something because I have some incredibly delicious casserole recipes on the blog already.
Anyway, this easy chicken hashbrown casserole, in particular, doubles as the perfect breakfast or dinner casserole, and it even makes for awesome leftovers too. Seriously, it's super versatile.
I mean, this recipe has a little bit of everything. It has a creamy chicken bacon ranch filling that's mixed with crispy, crunchy hash browns, and then it's topped off with shredded cheddar cheese to bring it all together.
Anyway, as I mentioned, this is one of my favorite casseroles to make, and one of the reasons for that is the combination of chicken, bacon, and ranch. So, if you love those flavors, you'll definitely want to check out my crack chicken casserole and chicken tater tot casserole next!
Why This Recipe Works
Easy to make. Combine the ingredients in a large bowl, add them to a casserole dish, and bake. That's all there is to it!
Mess-free. Since the whole thing comes together with just one bowl and one dish, it makes for a super easy cleanup.
A winning combination. From the chicken to the creamy filling, crispy tender shredded potatoes browns, and cheesy topping, there's just so much to love about this casserole. It's sure to become a family favorite!
Ingredients You'll Need
- Cheddar cheese- you can also use mozzarella cheese, swiss cheese, or pepper jack cheese.
- Cream cheese and sour cream- for the creamy filling.
- Ranch seasoning mix- for the best blend of flavors.
- Bacon bits- any precooked bacon will work.
- Hash browns- you'll want to use frozen hash browns that have been thawed and drained.
- Rotisserie chicken- or any pre-cooked shredded chicken.
- Green onions- sliced for garnish.
By the way, if you have all of these ingredients, then you have almost everything you need to make this rotisserie chicken casserole and crack chicken noodle soup recipe next! It's another warm and comforting meal that's perfect for chilly weather.
How To Make Chicken Hash Brown Casserole
1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC) and lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
2. Mix the ingredients: In a bowl, combine half of the cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, half of the bacon, cooked chicken, and hash browns. Give everything a good mix until it combines.
3. Bake the casserole: Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and top with the rest of the cheddar cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
4. Serve: Let the casserole cool for a minute, then top it with the rest of the bacon and green onions and serve warm.
Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- Swap the rotisserie chicken for any cooked and shredded chicken. You can even use this air fryer frozen chicken breast.
- Mix vegetables in the creamy cheesy sauce. A bag of frozen mixed veggies would work great.
- Top the casserole with crushed Ritz crackers for an added crunch.
- Let the frozen hash browns thaw and drain any excess moisture before adding them to the casserole.
How To Store This Cheesy Chicken Hash Brown Casserole
In the fridge: Store the leftover casserole in an airtight container or put a lid on the casserole dish and it'll last in the fridge for 3-4 days.
In the freezer: Transfer the leftovers to an airtight freezer-safe container and store for up to 3 months.
Reheating: I like to just put the casserole back in a casserole dish and warm it in the oven at 350°F for about 10-12 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use regular potatoes instead of hash browns?
Yes, you can use fresh potatoes, but you'll want to make sure that you cook them first. Then dice into small chunks, add to the casserole mix, and bake.
Do I have to thaw the hashbrowns?
Yes, thawing the hashbrowns will remove the excess moisture and allow them to get crispier when the casserole bakes.
More Casserole Recipes
I mentioned earlier that we have a ton of casserole recipes on the blog, so if you're looking for more quick and easy dinner recipes, we've got you covered.
Give one of these a try next:
- Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole
- Chicken mushroom casserole
- Pork chop casserole
- Cheesy ham and potato casserole
- Sloppy Joe Casserole
- Pizza Casserole
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp. ranch seasoning mix
- ½ cup bacon bits
- ½ package frozen hash brown potatoes (15 oz), thawed
- 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
- 2 Green Onions, sliced
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC) and lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
- In a bowl, combine half of the cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, half of the bacon, cooked chicken, and hash browns.
- Transfer to the prepared baking dish and top with the rest of the cheese.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
- Serve with the rest of the bacon and green onions on top.
Let the frozen hash browns thaw and drain any excess moisture before adding them to the casserole.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 640Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 46g