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Chicken Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Making this Chicken Hash Brown Casserole Recipe is a quick and easy way to enjoy a cheesy potato casserole that is always a popular choice for potlucks, family gatherings and brunches.

This chicken potato casserole features a delicious topping of buttery crackers with parmesan, making it both a comforting and very satisfying dish to please a crowd.


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Cheese Potato Casserole with Chicken

Is it a cheese potato casserole with chicken, a chicken with hash brown casserole or a hash brown chicken casserole? Or do we simple call it a hearty and delicious potato casserole with cheese and chicken?

Whatever you call it we love the way this cheesy chicken casserole combines with the hash browns to create such an easy 9×13 baking dish of comfort food goodness!!

We have yet to have someone not love our hash brown casseroles be it our amazing cheesy hashbrown with Corn Flake topping or delicious copycat Cracker Barrel cheese hashbrown casserole.

Hashbrown chicken casserole on a plate with fresh parsley.

The buttery crackers and hash browns give a slight crunchy texture on top while in the middle the cheese and chicken combine to help create a creamy gooey layer of deliciousness, loved by everyone.

We used Pepper Jack Cheese and some seasonings to provide this hash brown cheesy potato casserole with a mild zesty kick of flavor to enjoy. The Pepper Jack cheese gives it a kind of Tex Mex flavor that really pairs well with the chicken and potatoes in this recipe.

Enjoy a less spicier version using Monterey Jack cheese.

This can by enjoyed as a main dish with a side salad. Also as a side dish served with my crockpot chicken thighs, oven baked chicken thighs or the best air fryer chicken thighs recipe or my easy chicken recipes.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Quick and easy cheesy potato casserole
  • Potato casserole recipe with just 10 minutes of prep time
  • Pepper jack cheese pairs so well with the chicken and potatoes
  • This is a cheesy casserole that goes perfectly with any entree
  • Need a potato dish for a potluck this is the perfect one 

Cheese Potato Casserole Ingredients

Labelled ingredients for pepper jack chicken hashbrown casserole.
  • Frozen Hashbrowns – 30 ounces of shredded frozen hash browns
  • Chicken – 1 pound of cooked and shredded chicken
  • Butter Crackers – we used 1 sleeve of crushed Ritz butter crackers or 24 to 32 crushed crackers
  • Heavy Cream – 1 1/2 cups
  • Sour Cream – 1 1/2 cups
  • Butter – 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Pepper Jack Cheese – 2 cups of shredded pepper jack cheese or Monterey Jack Cheese for a less spicy version
  • Parmesan Cheese – 1 cup of grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Paprika – 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Onion Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Red Pepper Flakes – 1/2 teaspoon is optional if you use Monterey Jack cheese
  • Pepper – 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon of coarse kosher salt
  • Parsley – 2 tablespoons of finely diced fresh parsley divided
  • Top with Parsley – optional garnish the top with parsley

Substitutions

If you do not enjoy the spicier Pepper Jack Cheese you can easily replace it with Monterey Jack cheese as Pepper Jack cheese is a spiced up version of Monterey Jack cheese.

If you use Monterey Jack cheese, using the red pepper flakes is optional.

You can use frozen cubed hash browns as a substitute for the shredded hash browns.

Fresh or dried parsley can be used in this recipe.

Step by step instructions for how to make hash brown chicken casserole

You can find a full, printable recipe card by scrolling to the bottom of this page. I’ve included step by step photos to follow along with the recipe below.

Steps two to four process images for how to make hashbrown chicken casserole.

STEP ONE – Preheat the oven to 350° F.

STEP TWO – In a medium-sized bowl add the crackers, parmesan cheese, butter, 1 tablespoon parsley, and paprika. Mix until combined. Set aside. 

STEP THREE – In a large bowl add the heavy cream, sour cream, 1 tablespoon parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix until combined. Set aside.

Photos of steps four to eight for how to make chicken hashbrown casserole.

STEP FOUR – To your 9×13 baking dish use a pastry brush to spread any leftover butter from the bowl to coat your baking dish.

STEP FIVE – Add the hashbrowns to the baking dish. Evenly spread them in your dish. 

STEP SIX- Transfer the cream sauce over the hashbrowns. Gently mix the sauce into the hashbrowns. 

STEP SEVEN – Add the chicken and pepper jack cheese to the hashbrowns. Mix until combined.

STEP EIGHT – Evenly top the casserole with the cracker mixture.

Chicken hashbrown casserole in a white caserole dish.

STEP NINE – Bake covered with aluminum foil for 30 minutes.

STEP TEN – Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown and crunchy. 

STEP ELEVEN – Remove from the oven and top the dish with fresh parsley. 

Variations

To mix things up you can make this casserole without the cracker topping by topping with shredded cheese or a parmesan cheese mixture.

You can make a Chicken hash brown vegetable casserole by adding in some of your favorite vegetables or a frozen vegetable mix.

Making this chicken hash brown casserole in the crockpot by layering in the ingredients on low for 6 to 8 hours is an easy convenient way to enjoy this recipe.

Sandra’s top tips for making the best chicken hash brown casserole

  • Use a good quality Pepper Jack or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Allow the casserole to cool for a couple of minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together
  • Garnish with parsley, crispy cooked bacon bits or chopped green onions for added flavor and color
  • Customize using different cheeses that melt well and with vegetables

How to reheat leftover chicken hash brown casserole?

You can reheat a larger portion in the oven using a oven-safe dish at 350°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated all the way through.

Reheat a smaller individual size using a microwave-safe dish in the microwave with 30 second intervals until warmed through.

How to store leftover hash brown chicken casserole?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze hash brown chicken casserole?

Yes you can! Freeze the cooled casserole using a freezer-safe container for 2 to 3 months.

Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.

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Hashbrown chicken casserole on a white plate.

Chicken Hash Brown Casserole Recipe


Description

Making this Chicken Hash Brown Casserole Recipe is a quick and easy way to enjoy a cheesy potato casserole that is always a popular choice for potlucks, family gatherings and brunches. This chicken potato casserole features a delicious topping of buttery crackers with parmesan, making it both a comforting and very satisfying dish to please a crowd.


Ingredients

1 sleeve round butter crackers, crushed

1 cup parmesan cheese, grated or shredded

1/4 cup butter, melted

2 tablespoons parsley, finely diced, divided (can use more for garnish)

1 teaspoon paprika

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

30 ounces frozen shredded hashbrowns

1 pound chicken, cooked and shredded

2 cups pepper jack cheese, shredded

Top with parsley


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl add the crackers, parmesan cheese, butter, 1 tablespoon parsley, and paprika. Mix until combined. Set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl add the heavy cream, sour cream, 1 tablespoon parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix until combined. Set aside.
  4. To your 9×13 baking dish use a pastry brush to spread any leftover butter from the bowl to coat your baking dish.
  5. Add the hashbrowns to the baking dish. Evenly spread them in your dish. 
  6. Transfer the cream sauce over the hashbrowns. Gently mix the sauce into the hashbrowns. 
  7. Add the chicken and pepper jack cheese to the hashbrowns. Mix until combined.
  8. Evenly top the casserole with the cracker mixture.
  9. Bake covered with aluminum foil for 30 minutes.
  10. Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown and crunchy. 
  11. Remove from the oven and top the dish with fresh parsley. 

Notes

How to store leftover hash brown chicken casserole? Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze chicken hash brown casserole? Yes you can! Freeze the cooled casserole using a freezer-safe container for 2 to 3 months.

Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Casserole
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Chicken hash brown casserole, cheese potato casserole, hash brown chicken casserole, potato casserole

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