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Chicken & Swiss Casserole

It's nice to have an alternative to the traditional baked ham on Easter. This comforting casserole is always a crowd-pleaser. Using rotisserie chicken from the deli makes prep simple. —Christina Petri, Alexandria, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 5-1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles (about 1/2 pound)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • 3 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 cups cubed rotisserie chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook and stir 45 seconds. Stir in flour; cook and stir 1 minute. Add broth, milk, thyme, lemon zest, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Stir in chicken and peas; heat through. Stir in noodles and cheese.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, mix bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top. Bake 8-10 minutes or until top is browned.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 551 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 661mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 41g protein.

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  • fhquilting
    Aug 11, 2020

    Yummy! I added diced pimentos, couple dashes hot sauce and subbed one small onion for shallots. Topped the casserole with french fried onions.

  • geipa
    Jun 8, 2019

    This was easy to put together and I followed the recipe. Found it to be a bit dry and needs more liquid. If I make it again I will increase milk or add sour cream. It needs something to boost flavor.. Flavor was a little bland also.

  • Tabatha
    Feb 17, 2019

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    Jan 6, 2019

    I used left over rotisserie chicken and home baked biscuits...Loved by all and will continued making this for one and all, Taste of home is pure Midwest comfort to our family. Thank you .

  • ChefSherryB
    Mar 30, 2018

    Too much thyme and even with that didn't have as much flavor as I had thought it would. I won't be making again.

  • Maria
    Feb 23, 2018

    I’m so happy for a taste of home recipes it make me feel important that I can still, cook for my husband and family who visit, instead of all these quickly made ready to buy food products.???????

  • Appy_Girl
    Oct 3, 2017

    This is a very tasty casserole. Not overly rich just good down to earth flavors. Very easy to scale down for just2. I did make the full recipe for the sauce. And I reduced some of the fat and carbs by using rice flour instead of the flour and omitting the butter in the Ritz crackers. I only used 6 Crackers. We felt that was plenty and I used Alpine Lace low salt Swiss cheese.Next time I will switch out the peas and will go with Broccoli and will add some Mushrooms.I also bumped up the taste by using a little poultry seasoning.This ones quick easy and tastyTaste of Home Volunteer Field Editor

  • gunslinger
    Oct 2, 2017

    Made this for supper last night to use up what was left of a rotisserie chicken. It was very tasty but I think it needed a little more spice. I will add some seasoned salt and more pepper to my leftovers when I reheat them tonight. Would make a great potluck dish!

  • Lynne
    Sep 27, 2017

    Yum! This was easy to assemble and using rotisserie chicken was a time saver. I liked that it did not include canned soup. The only change I made was using green onions in place of shallots. I may try it with broccoli next time because my husband isn't a big fan of peas, but he enjoyed this peas and all. I will make this again.

  • xxcskier
    Sep 27, 2017

    This was so easy and delicious. I shared this with my parents and they loved every bite and I loved the convieniance of using a store bought rotisserie chicken! A comforting dish with fall and winter around the corner!