Clean Eating Creamy Chicken Casserole

Typically, casseroles in the south are known for the inclusion of “cream of” something soups. They either contain cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, or both! That canned soup makes them super easy and delicious.  But, that canned soup contains lot of ingredients I would rather avoid.

Since most of my family’s comfort food recipes contain these canned soups, I had to figure out an alternative solution so my family could continue to enjoy these family recipes.  So, I figured out how to make my own versions of cream of chicken soup and cream of mushroom soup.  This is one of those recipes. You will be surprised at how easy this casserole comes together. You don’t need canned soup to make simple, delicious, and QUICK comfort food.

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This recipe was actually born out of two of our favorite chicken casseroles all rolled into one.  I decided to do a mash up, and now this is our go to recipe. It is one pot comfort food at its finest.

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  1. Thanks for posting this recipe. I too LOVE poppyseed chicken, but miss the veggies. I never got around to experimenting adding veggies because my husband hates sour cream, so this recipe is only made when he’s out of town on business. Do you have any suggestions as a substitute for the sour cream?

  2. I just found your blog and I can’t wait to try this recipe later this week. Thanks so much for taking the time to put it together. I have been an avid reader and analyzer of labels since I lost my mother-in-law to cancer. Since Better than Bouillon has unwholesome ingredients such as hydrolyzed soy protein (MSG), flavoring (MSG), dried whey (MSG), disodium inosinate and guanylate (flavor enhancers that don’t work without MSG), and corn syrup solids (highly refined, genetically engineered corn), I am going to try your delicious roasted chicken recipe and save the broth to use in this casserole. Looking forward to it!

  3. Miranda Cripe says:

    I made this tonight for supper and it was delicious! However, I had to double the sauce because once I got the veggies and chicken in there, it seemed kind of dry and just needed to be a bit more saucy (at least for my family). Thank you for this! I have been enjoying your blog and recipes very much!

  4. We enjoyed this recipe. I ended up using some canned veggies that had been given to us, which lowered our cost for this particular meal. I like finding recipes that don’t have cream of whatever soup in them because half of us are lactose intolerant. I also like some options that are not tomato based because I have a picky eater who does not like tomato based anything unless it is pizza. We still eat tomato based recipes, just try not to do it all the time so she does not “hate” dinner every night.

  5. Thank you for this! My daughter can’t eat dairy and I am always so frustrated by the “cream of soup” added to every casserole, it has dairy! This is a perfect recipe for her. I can just use my dairy-free butter. Yeah!!! I am so excited to start these recipes with my family. I am slowly making changes in our diet to eat more whole foods and this is amazing! Keep up the good work!

  6. Just made this tonight as part of your “real food on a food stamp budget” plan. Great base recipe! I made a few additions and adjustments: Added crushed garlic to the pot at the very beginning, salt and pepper, and my favorite all-purpose herb blend (Bragg Organic Sprinkle) to the cracker topping. Like another commenter said, after it was mixed together I felt it needed more “sauce”, so I added more broth mixed with a little cornstarch. I used one 16oz bag of veggies and adjusted a few of the other quantities to make a good amount for my oval casserole dish.
    Bottom line: Yum! Second (and third!) helpings all around :)

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