Gluten Free Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe

Brianna Hobbs | Flippin' Delicious Updated

Gluten Free Chicken Casserole is made with gluten free condensed chicken soup. An addition of apple juice gives an amazing flavor.

After I shared the recipe for gluten-free cream of condensed soup, I've been looking for ways to use it.

Growing up my family never cooked with canned cream of condensed soup, so I don't have that favorite childhood casserole that I was dying to make.

GF Chicken-Casserole Photo

We were visiting with family and I asked one of my sister-in-laws what her favorite recipes using cream of condensed soup were. Immediately she told me about this creamy chicken that had been given to her by a friend from church.

GF Chicken-Casserole Picture

The way she described it made my mouth water! And it sounded so easy to make. You just mix cream of condensed soup with apple juice concentrate and pour it over some chicken topped with Swiss cheese.

Then sprinkle some bread crumbs on top and drizzle them with butter. Bake it and viola, you are done! Just serve it over some rice, or even your favorite gluten-free pasta.

As you cut into the chicken to take your first bite you and hear the crunch of the buttery breadcrumbs and see the gooey melted Swiss cheese ooze over the chicken. The chicken is so moist! And the creamy sauce, OH THE SAUCE!

Slightly sweet, but in a pleasant savory way, not a "this should be dessert" way. The apple juice adds such a unique crisp flavor to the creamy homemade cream of condensed soup.

GF Chicken-Casserole Image

You can use less or more apple juice concentrate to adjust the "apple-y-ness" of the sauce. Half a cup of apple juice concentrate made it slightly sweet and quite "apple-y."

I loved the apple flavor, but if you want to play it safe, use just a quarter cup of apple juice concentrate the first time you make it. You'll want to add more the next time you make it.

Because there will be a next time!

GF Chicken-Casserole Pic

The original recipe used herb stuffing mix sprinkled over the top, but I chose breadcrumbs because it is much easier to find, or make, gluten-free breadcrumbs. I used some store-bought pre-seasoned gluten-free breadcrumbs that I found at the store this time, but I often make my own breadcrumbs.

In fact, I think this is the first time I've ever bought breadcrumbs. We always made them when I was growing up, and so I have always made my own.

My favorite trick is to use leftover gluten-free waffles and run them through the grater attachment on my mixer or food processor. It gives me just the perfect crumbs!

If you are using homemade or un-seasoned breadcrumbs see the note for seasoning them. Be sure that whatever gluten-free breadcrumbs you use, they are dry and crisp so you get the toasted buttery coating on the top.

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Gluten Free Creamy Chicken Casserole Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • Gluten Free Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/2 cup Apple Juice Concentrate, Thawed
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Trimmed
  • 8 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Gluten Free Seasoned Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Butter, Melted

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix together the Gluten-Free Cream of Condensed Soup and the apple juice concentrate. Spread about 1/4 cup on the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish.
  3. Place the chicken in the casserole dish and season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the cheese slices on top the chicken.
  5. Pour the condensed soup/apple mixture evenly over the chicken breasts.
  6. Sprinkle with the gluten-free seasoned breadcrumbs and drizzle the melted butter over the crumbs.
  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Serve over rice.

Notes

  • Prepared gluten-free seasoned breadcrumbs or homemade work fine. If you are seasoning your gluten-free crumbs yourself add 2-3 tablespoons of grated parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon dried parsely, and salt and pepper to your gluten-free breadcrumbs.

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Source: Adapted from a recipe from Jessica S. given to her by Jeanette C.
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Author: Brianna Hobbs
Source: Adapted from a recipe from Jessica S. given to her by Jeanette C.
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 70 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 212
Calories 514

% Daily Value*
41%
Total Fat 27g
76%
  Saturated Fat 15g
10%
Sodium 247mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 18g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 7g
84%
Protein 42g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Brianna Hobbs

About Brianna

Brianna is the blogger behind Flippin' Delicious, which we think is a perfectly apt name for everything you'll find on her site. Here on Food Fanatic, you'll find her helping to make gluten free dinners everyone can enjoy.