Looking for a comforting and crowd-pleasing meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights? Enter the Hawaiian Chicken Casserole. This dish combines the savory flavors of chicken with the sweetness of pineapple, creating a delightful meal that’s sure to become a family favorite. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste.

Hawaiian Chicken Casserole


To make the Hawaiian Chicken Casserole, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 cup bell peppers, diced (choose a mix of red, yellow, and green for color)
  • 1 cup ham, diced (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional garnish: chopped green onions, fresh cilantro, or parsley


  1. Marinate the Chicken:
  • In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add the shredded or diced chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
  • Cook the rice according to package instructions.
  • Dice the bell peppers and ham (if using).
  • Drain the pineapple chunks.


  1. Layer the Casserole:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked rice, marinated chicken, pineapple chunks, diced bell peppers, ham, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Transfer the mixture to a greased 9x13-inch baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese evenly over the top.


  1. Bake the Casserole:
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is heated through and the cheese is melted and golden brown on top.
  • If you prefer a more bubbly and crispy top, you can switch the oven to broil for the last 2-3 minutes of baking. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning.


  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Once baked, remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions, fresh cilantro, or parsley for a burst of color and added flavor.
  • Serve the casserole hot, straight from the baking dish. It pairs wonderfully with a simple green salad or steamed vegetables.
  1. Storing Leftovers:
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, simply microwave individual portions or place the entire dish back in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until warmed through.


The Hawaiian Chicken Casserole is a delicious, easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for home cooks, busy parents, and food enthusiasts alike. With its delightful blend of savory and sweet flavors, it’s sure to be a hit at any dinner table.

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