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Usually casseroles are considered everyday fare, but Lemon Chicken casserole is the exception!  The delicious flavors dress up this simple recipe that combines with fancy vegetable and salad side dishes of your choice.

The ease and simplicity of this dish streamlines the preparation for a company meal, so the hosts can fully enjoy their time with guests.

Lemon Chicken Casserole

The creamy lemon flavor makes this special and delicious.
So many chicken casseroles! This one stands out because it iis easy, good enough for company, and EVERYONE likes it. You could be the rare exception, but I wouldn't bet on that.
It does have many calories from ingredients like the sour cream. You can make your own white sauce with a base of chicken broth if you don't like canned cream of chicken soup. Then it isn't as easy, but this is up to you.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • Casserole pan


  • 1 Roasted chicken in bite size pieces
  • 1 Large can of cream of chicken soup OR 2 regular cans
  • ½ pint sour cream
  • 1 fresh lemon juice
  • 1 package Ritz* crackers crumbled


  • Mix the soup, lemon juice, and sour cream in a large bowl; add chicken pieces.
  • Pour into oven proof casserole pan.
  • Cover top with crumbled Ritz crackers.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or so until heated throughout in a moderate oven. I like a lower heat like 325°, so that the sour cream is slowly heated through. Serve over noodles.


You can use whatever noodles you want, but I like a medium width egg noodle.
* You can use any butter flavored cracker, but I like to use the Ritz brand.
Experiment with yogurt instead of sour cream, but there will be a different consistency to the sauce.
Sometimes I thin down and create more sauce with a splash of milk before adding to the chicken.
More calories? Pour a bit of melted butter over the cracker crumbs.
This recipe can serve 6-8 people generously. It depends on the appetites.
Keyword casserole, chicken, easy meal

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