Chicken and corn casserole is a beloved comfort food, perfect for busy families and home cooks looking for a hearty, easy-to-make meal. Originating from classic American cuisine, this dish combines tender chicken, sweet corn, and creamy sauce into a delightful baked casserole that’s sure to please everyone at the dinner table.

chicken and corn casserole


Here's what you'll need to make your chicken and corn casserole:

Essential Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded (rotisserie chicken works great!)
  • 1 can (15 oz) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) creamed corn
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Add-Ins

  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Crispy Topping

  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers or breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 2: Prepare the Chicken

If you’re starting with raw chicken, cook it thoroughly and shred it. For a time-saving option, use pre-cooked or rotisserie chicken.

Step 3: Mix the Base

In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, whole-kernel corn, creamed corn, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, milk, chopped onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add any optional vegetables if desired.

Step 4: Layering

Transfer the mixture to a greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Spread it out evenly for uniform cooking. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top.

Step 5: Add the Crispy Topping

Mix the crushed Ritz crackers (or breadcrumbs) with the melted butter until well-coated. Evenly distribute the topping over the casserole.


Step 6: Bake the Casserole

Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the casserole is bubbly around the edges.

Step 7: Check for Doneness

Ensure the casserole is fully cooked by checking that it's heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serving Suggestions

Pair your chicken and corn casserole with one or more of these side dishes for a complete meal:

  • A fresh green salad with a tangy vinaigrette
  • Steamed green beans or broccoli
  • Garlic bread or dinner rolls

Storage and Reheating

Storing Leftovers

Store any leftover casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Tips

To reheat, place a portion of the casserole in a microwave-safe dish and heat on high for 1-2 minutes, or until warmed through. Alternatively, reheat in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 15-20 minutes.


Chicken and corn casserole is a versatile and family-friendly dish that's perfect for any night of the week. Its creamy, comforting flavors and easy preparation make it a staple in many households. Give this recipe a try and experience just how enjoyable and convenient it can be. Happy cooking!

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