3.57 from 53 votes
Chicken Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Your family will love this easy Chicken Casserole recipe. It's the epitome of comfort food, and perfect for a cold night or easy weeknight meal. Made with minute rice, chicken, celery, a creamy sauce to hold it together, and buttered cornflakes crushed on top.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, large, ounce can, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 9
Calories: 261 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 2 cups cooked chicken , diced
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup celery , diced
  • 1 cup minute rice , uncooked*
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 large eggs , hard boiled, sliced
  • 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup (or homemade)
  • 1 Tablespoon onion , grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Corn Flakes cereal , crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon butter , melted
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl except for the cornflakes and butter. Pour mixture into a greased casserole dish.
  2. Mix crushed cornflakes and melted butter together. Sprinkle over casserole mixture.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*I often substitute 2 cups of cooked rice, instead of the minute rice.

I love to serve this with a salad or roasted vegetables!

Make ahead tips are listed above in the post.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 613mg 26%
Potassium 105mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.