“KFC chicken” casserole bake

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"KFC Chicken" Casserole Bake

The other night, I was in the mood for KFC… but too lazy to go get it.  Plus KFC is expensive these days!  It’s almost $30 for an 8 piece meal with sides and biscuits!  Crazy expensive!  Earlier in the day, I had purchased a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store… and figured I would try to doctor it up to see if I could make something somewhat “KFC” tasting.

While this chicken casserole bake is not exactly KFC, it tasted pretty similar, and satisfied my KFC craving pretty well, for about 1/2 the price!  I think this recipe is going to go in rotation for my “go to” comfort meals!

I used a whole rotisserie chicken, with skin removed and de-boned.  But you can use any chicken meat you want – you will want about 1 pound of cooked, shredded chicken meat.  If you do use a rotisserie chicken, save the bones and skins to make chicken stock (once the stock is cool, I pour it into a gallon Ziploc bag and store in the freezer until I feel like making soup).  Morton’s season all salt is pretty similar to Lawry’s seasoned salt – use whichever one you have in the pantry.

KFC chicken casserole bake:

You can use a pre-purchased rotisserie chicken from the grocery store - or use 1 pound cooked chicken meat.

  • 1 whole cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 c. sour cream or lite sour cream
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers (about 33 crackers), crushed
  • 1/4 c. unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp. Morton’s season-all salt (seasoned salt)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

1.  Shred the chicken meat, removing bones and skin.  You should have a little over 1 pound of cooked meat. (You can use the skin and bones to make soup stock later.)

2.  Mix the chicken meat, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, 1/2 envelope of brown gravy mix, 1 tsp. seasoned salt, and black pepper in a bowl.

3.  Spread the chicken mixture into a 9″ X 13″ baking pan.  (I lined mine with non-stick foil for easy clean up.)

4.  In the microwave, melt the butter in the bowl (about 30-45 seconds).  Mix in the crushed Ritz crackers, 1 tsp. seasoned salt, and leftover 1/2 package of brown gravy mix.  ( If you are not using unsalted butter, you might want to leave the seasoned salt out – taste the mixture first before adding the salt in!)

5.  Spread the seasoned cracker crumbs over the chicken mixture.

6.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Makes 6 servings.  Serve with mashed potatoes and corn!


  1. Petalbelles says:

    Thanks for the recipe, Mika! It looks so tasty, just like all your other recipes :) I can’t wait to try it and I’m glad to see someone else has these crazy cravings for KFC and bristles at the price. When did it become so expensive?! And mucho thanks for posting so regularly with great pics and anecdotes. I especially know how hard it is to take nice pictures for a blog. I love stopping by your site!

    • Mika Mika says:

      I know, isn’t the price of KFC insane these days? Last time, I think it was about $33 once tax was included for an 8 piece meal with 2 large sides and biscuits… Crazy when you can buy a whole cooked chicken for $6 at the grocery store!