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My French Onion Chicken Casserole is creamy and delicious and topped with crispy, crunchy fried onion strips. It’s the perfect weeknight meal for when you’re really craving delicious comfort food!
I have been tossing this recipe around in my head for about a month now, and I finally put pen to paper and wrote it all out. Chicken casseroles are one of my favorite comfort food meals, and casseroles are great for feeding your family during the week because you can whip it up in the morning or the night before and just slide it into the oven when you’re ready. This French Onion Chicken Casserole makes a ton, so it’s great for when you have company coming and they’re expecting something delicious.
I am always on the lookout for new chicken casserole recipe to try, but I often find they are made with cream of something soup in a can. Now, there’s nothing wrong with using this shortcut if you’re short on time, but why not take the extra few minutes and make it from scratch? That’s just what I did in my Turkey and Stuffing casserole recipe, and I did it again for this French Onion Chicken Casserole.
To make this chicken casserole recipe, here are the main ingredients you’ll need:
Gather up all of those ingredients and start boiling a pot of water for the pasta. A smallish, bite-sized pasta, like rotini or penne works best for this chicken casserole. While the pasta is boiling, start making the cream of chicken sauce. This is super simple – boil some chicken broth with a little milk and while that’s simmering, whisk together flour and more milk in a separate bowl. Add it to the simmering chicken broth. It will get nice and thick as it continues to boil.
Combine the cream of chicken sauce with sour cream and a packet of onion soup mix and set aside. By now the past should be cooked to al dente and drained, so go ahead and stir the pasta, chicken and green beans into the sauce so it’s all well combined and coated. Pour it all into a 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish, cover with foil, and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes. Remove the foil and top with the crispy fried onions and bake for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are crispy and golden brown.
You’ll want to let your French Onion Chicken Casserole sit for several minutes to cool, which is a great time to whip up a quick salad to serve on the side!
Here’s another delicious chicken casserole that we love:
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