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Easy Ground Chicken Casserole

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This Easy Ground Chicken Casserole is a great weeknight dinner.

This easy ground chicken recipe can be put together in about ten minutes and then thrown in the oven.

If you make a lot of casserole I highly recommend you invest in some baking dishes with lids.

They make storing leftovers so much easier and are great for transporting food.

I rarely use ground chicken in recipes and I decided it was time to experiment with the underused ingredient. 

Easy ground chicken casserole with garlic bread topping. Ground chicken recipes for dinner.

I started by combining the ground chicken, diced onions, basil pesto and Italian seasoned bread crumbs.

I always use Classico Basil Pesto because it has amazing flavour.

I have tried other brands and haven’t been happy with them.

You could also make your own basil pesto from scratch if you prefer.

I added an egg to hold everything together and used my hands to mix it all really well.

I pressed the meat mixture as evenly as possible into a greased 8 inch square dish.

Easy ground chicken casserole full pan.

I spread some Classico Sweet Basil Marinara sauce over the meat mixture.

Then I spread some plain bagels with garlic margarine before dicing them into small bite sized pieces.

The bagels were dumped on top of the marinara sauce and then sprinkled with grated marble cheese.

I covered the ground chicken casserole with foil and placed it in the oven.

The foil was removed for the final ten minutes of cooking.

The ground chicken casserole held together really well when I cut and served it.

Easy ground chicken casserole with garlic bread topping. Ground chicken recipe.

I am really happy with the way this recipe turned out.

I think I will be using ground chicken in recipes more often.

This is a great Italian flavoured dish that would pair really well with a side of Caesar salad.

Try this Easy Ground Chicken Casserole when you are looking for a no fuss dish that doesn’t sacrifice flavour.

If you are looking for more easy casserole recipes check out Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole, Cajun Chicken and Biscuits Casserole, Cream Cheese Bacon Chicken Tacos, Chicken Bruschetta Casserole, Sweet Chili BBQ Chicken Sliders, Spaghetti and Meatballs Stuffed Pizza, Bacon Mac and Cheese Dogs, Meat Lover’s Mac and Cheese, Shepherd’s Pie Sliders, Baked Italian Sausage Ravioli, Chinese Take-Out Style Chicken and Ramen, Chicken and Green Bean Casserole and Cheeseburger Casserole.

Easy Ground Chicken Casserole. This chicken casserole is topped with marinara sauce and cheesy garlic bread for any easy dinner recipe.

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Easy ground chicken casserole piece
Easy Ground Chicken Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Easy ground chicken casserole with marinara sauce and garlic bread topping. Delicious and simple ground chicken recipe.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 995 kcal
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine ground chicken, onions, bread crumbs, pesto and egg. Use your hands to mix well.
  3. Press meat mixture into a greased 8 inch square baking dish.
  4. Spread marinara over meat mixture.
  5. Cut bagels in half and spread with garlic margarine.
  6. Dice bagels into small bite sized pieces.
  7. Spread bagel pieces over the marinara sauce.
  8. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the bagels.
  9. Cover with foil.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes.
  11. Remove foil and continue cooking uncovered for 15 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  13. Enjoy!

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