Green Bean Chicken Casserole in an square baking dish.

Green Bean and Chicken Casserole Classic

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Green Bean casseroles and Thanksgiving go hand in hand, but add some chicken chunks and you’ve got an everyday meal.  Instead of cream of mushroom soup you can substitute cream of broccoli soup.  Also great made  with fresh or frozen string beans.  The green bean and chicken casserole is a great make ahead freezer meal.

How To Make Green Bean and Chicken Casserole

Cook the rice and add all the ingredients except the cheese in the cooked rice and mix together.  Spoon into the baking dish and sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook.  It doesn’t get much easier.

A couple of cooking tips.

  • Buy already cooked chicken from the deli section of your grocery store.
  • This is a great dish to use  up leftover thanksgiving Turkey.
  • If using s frozen green beans, don’t thaw before cooking.
  • If using fresh green beans, par boil before mixing into the casserole.
  • If using canned cut green beans, rinse before cooking.


Try with some homemade bread


Green Bean & Chicken Casserole

Green Bean & Chicken Casserole

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A blast from the past! Green Bean Casserole is a classic holiday side dish, when adding the chicken and you have a tasty one dish meal.


  • 1/3 cups uncooked rice
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can cut green beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup onions, diced
  • 1/3 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby cheese
  • 1/3 cup dried onions, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare rice to package instructions.

Add all ingredients except the cheese and dried onion into the rice and mix together.

Spoon into an 8 X 8 baking dish and sprinkle cheese on top

Lightly cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 20 -25 minutes.

Uncover and sprinkle the dried onion on top and bake another 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 745mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 23g
The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietician.
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One Comment

  1. I’m a fan of one dish meals and this one is easy and taste great. The only thing I changed was using a french cut green beans.

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