Hash Brown Chicken Casserole

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Hash brown chicken casserole is a quick and easy meal that can be made with a few simple ingredients. A great recipe to use rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken, this casserole is full of chicken, cheese, bacon, and topped with an amazing buttery cracker crust.

Spatula with chicken and hash brown casserole.


Why you’ll love this chicken casserole

I love a good casserole that doesn’t take long to make and can be served as a full meal. This chicken hash brown casserole is:

  • Family friendly – This is a winner winner chicken dinner! Always a hit with family and friends.
  • Simple – Basic ingredients are used for this recipe.
  • Great leftovers – It reheats really well and perfect for a meal the next night.

If you are looking for more be sure to try this chicken stuffing casserole and this fiesta chicken casserole.


  • Chicken – You will need cooked shredded or diced chicken. This is a great recipe for rotisserie chicken.
  • Hash browns – Frozen shredded hash browns.
  • Cheese – Shredded cheddar cheese. I recommend shredding your own cheese for the best flavor but you can use prepackaged shredded cheese.
  • Cream of chicken soupCream of chicken soup or substitute with cream of mushroom soup.
  • Sour cream – Adds great flavor and creaminess.
  • Bacon – Crumbled bacon adds extra delicious flavor. You can substitute with bacon bits if you are in a hurry.
  • Milk – Just a little milk is needed to make the chicken mixture.
  • Crackers – Ritz crackers work well but you can use your favorite butter crackers.
  • Butter – Melted butter helps to make the cracker topping.
  • Salt and pepper
Bag of hash browns, bowl of cheese, diced chicken, crushed crackers, and can of cream of chicken soup for chicken hash brown casserole.

How to make hash brown chicken casserole

  • Filling – Combine sour cream, cream of chicken soup, milk, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the thawed hash browns, chicken, and cheese.
Bowl with hash browns, bacon crumbles, and chicken.
  • Spread the mixture in a 9 x 13 casserole dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Casserole dish with chicken, bacon, and hash brown mixture.
  • Cracker crust – In a bowl, stir the crushed crackers and melted butter. Spread the crackers over the top of the chicken mixture. Bake for 45 minutes.
Casserole dish with a casserole with cracker crust.


This is a great base recipe that is wonderful on it’s own but you can easily add in some extras for even more flavor.

Seasonings – Try adding a pack of ranch seasonings into the chicken mixture for a chicken, bacon, ranch casserole. You could also try mixing in 1 teaspoon of Italian seasonings.

Vegetables – Add some color and flavor by adding in 1 cup of thawed, frozen mixed vegetables. I also like adding in steamed broccoli for a chicken and broccoli casserole.

Cheese – Try changing up the cheddar cheese with mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or even pepper jack cheese.

Topping – Substitute the crushed Ritz crackers with crushed corn flakes or potato chips.

Can this casserole be made ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the casserole the night before. Prepare the casserole, cover tightly and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

Plate with chicken and hash brown casserole with a fork picking it up.

How to store

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure to cover the dish or transfer to an airtight container.

You can also freeze this casserole for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking. You might need a few extra minutes of cook time when reheating.

What to serve with hash brown chicken casserole

Try serving this with a green salad, asparagus, broccoli, biscuits, garlic bread, and more.

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Can’t get enough casseroles? Here are a few more of our favorites.

Let me know if you make this hash brown casserole with chicken in the comments. Enjoy!

Spatula with chicken and hash brown casserole.
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Hash Brown Chicken Casserole Recipe

By Heather Seeley
Learn how to make this easy hash brown chicken casserole with just a few simple ingredients. Made with chicken, bacon, cheese, and hash browns, this casserole is a family favorite.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 30 ounce shredded hash browns thawed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 8 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the sour cream, cream of chicken soup, milk, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir in the thawed hash browns, shredded chicken, shredded cheese, and crumbled bacon.
  • Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish.
  • In a bowl, combined melted butter and crushed crackers. Spread the mixture evenly over the chicken mixture. Bake for 45 minutes or until the crackers turn golden brown.



Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 492IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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