Slow Cooker Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

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Rich, creamy and ultra comforting, this Slow Cooker Million Dollar Chicken casserole recipe is out of this world delicious.

This chicken dinner has the right balance of creamy and savory flavors in every single bite. The creamy sauce, the cooked chicken and the crumbly Ritz crackers on the top create one wickedly delicious dish. Try it today!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

One of the reasons why this is among my favorite chicken casserole recipes is the fact that I can actually put it together in just 10 minutes.

The cooking time might be long, but with just 10 minutes to spare, I can put together a meal quickly when I’m super busy.

Plus, I can actually prep this chicken casserole dish ahead of time too, which can be great for you if you like to meal prep and love chicken casserole recipes.

Recipe Ingredients

To make this million dollar chicken casserole, here’s what you’ll need.

  • Chicken Breast (Cut Into Bite Sized Pieces): Offers lean protein and becomes tender and flavorful as it bakes in the casserole.
  • Baby Potatoes: Add a soft and hearty element to the dish, soaking up all the flavors beautifully.
  • Cottage Cheese: Adds a lovely creamy texture and subtle tang to balance out the richness of the other ingredients.
  • Sour Cream: Enhances the creaminess of the casserole and provides a tangy note that complements the chicken and cheese.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup: Acts as the base for the casserole, enriching it with a savory depth of flavor and creating a wonderfully creamy sauce.
  • Garlic Salt: A simple way to infuse the dish with a hint of garlic and the perfect amount of seasoning.
  • Onion Powder: Adds a subtle sweetness and onion flavor that pairs well with the chicken.
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Shredded And Divided): Melts into the casserole for a gooey, cheesy delight that gives the dish its indulgent appeal.
  • Scallions (Chopped And Divided): Sprinkled on top for a pop of color and a fresh, slightly sharp flavor contrast.
  • Sleeve Ritz Crackers (Crushed): Create a buttery and crunchy topping that contrasts beautifully with the creamy casserole.
  • Butter (Melted): Drizzled over the crackers, it helps them brown and crisp up in the oven for that irresistible golden topping.
Ingredients For The Million Dollar Chicken Casserole Recipe.

How To Make Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to make the million dollar chicken casserole dish.

Step 1: Add Ingredients to the Slow Cooker

Add your chicken and potatoes to the slow cooker. In a large mixing bowl combine the cottage cheese, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, garlic salt and onion powder. 

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Step 2: Add the Cottage Cheese Mixture

Stir the the cottage cheese mixture into the slow cooker combining with the chicken and potatoes. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours until the potatoes are fork tender. 

Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Step 3: Add Cheese and Scallions

Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheese and half of the chopped scallions.

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Slow Cooker Million Dollar Chicken and Potatoes Process 13

Step 4: Prepare the Crushed Crackers Mixture

In a separate medium bowl combine the crushed crackers with the melted butter and remaining shredded cheese and scallions. 

Step 5: Sprinkle Over the Top & Cook

Sprinkle the cracker mixture all over the top and place the lid back on for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve!

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Cooking Tips

Putting this casserole dish together is super easy, but you might want to take note of these little tips and tricks too.

  • I’ve used sharp cheddar cheese and cottage cheese for this recipe. Depending on what you have at hand, you can experiment with other kinds of cheese too.
  • Cream cheese, ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese are all great options.
  • I’ve used a can of cream of chicken soup to add some extra creaminess and savory flavor to this million dollar chicken casserole. You can choose to opt for cream of mushroom soup instead too.
  • For some extra garlic flavor, you can also add some garlic powder or onion powder into the chicken mixture and into the crushed Ritz crackers mixture.
  • If you’re planning to use cream cheese for this recipe, I would recommend using softened cream cheese instead of the refrigerated version.
  • Cream cheese can also be a wonderful alternative to sour cream for this recipe.
  • I’ve used uncooked chicken breasts for this recipe, but if you want, you could also use rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken that you may have leftover.
  • I also like to throw in some poultry seasoning or Italian seasoning to some extra flavor to this creamy chicken dish.
  • If you don’t have the buttery Ritz crackers that you need to create the cracker crumbs, you can use bread crumbs instead.
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What To Serve With This Recipe?

While this Million Dollar Chicken Casserole dish tastes absolutely delicious on its own, you can go the extra mile and team it up with some sauteed green beans or bell peppers or any other veggies of your choices.

Vegetables can nicely complement the creamy sauce from the casserole dish. In fact, you can also serve it with a fresh salad if you want to. Don’t forget to top the chicken with some fresh parsley or chopped green onions

FAQ’S

How Do I Store Leftover Casserole?

If you have any leftover million dollar chicken casserole, you can cover it up with some plastic wrap or aluminum foil or move it into an airtight container and refrigerate it for a day or two.

How to Reheat

This recipe can be reheated in the microwave for 3 minutes or in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.

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Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Slow Cooker Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

This Slow Cooker Million Dollar Chicken Casserole is delicious, tasty and easy to make. Enjoy the flavors of this amazing chicken casserole recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 ⅕ pounds baby potatoes
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can of cream of chicken soup 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • 6 scallions, chopped, divided
  • 1 sleeve ritz crackers (I used garlic butter flavor), crushed
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

Add your chicken and potatoes to the slow cooker. In a large mixing bowl combine the cottage cheese, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, garlic salt, and onion powder.


Add the cottage cheese mixture to the slow cooker with the chicken and potatoes. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours until the potatoes are fork-tender.

Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheese and half of the chopped scallions.

In a separate medium bowl combine the crushed crackers with the melted butter and remaining shredded cheese and scallions. 

Sprinkle the cracker mixture over the top and place the lid back on for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 626Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 855mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 52g

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