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Cream of Mushroom Chicken Casserole

  • Author: Stephanie Pass
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


This Cream of Mushroom Chicken Casserole is simple to make and baked in less than hour for an easy weeknight meal.


  • 2 12 oz cans of chunk chicken, rinsed, drained, and shredded
  • 1 package of orzo pasta, cooked according to directions
  • 1 can of cream of chicken mushroom soup
  • 1 can of water
  • 1 can of milk, half and half, or cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers
  • 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Cook the orzo pasta according to the instructions.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, drain, rinse, and shred the chunk chicken.
  4. In a large bowl combine the chicken, mushroom soup, salt, water, milk, and mozzarella cheese.
  5. When the pasta is done, drain and add it to the chicken mixture.
  6. Stir until it’s all well combined.
  7. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick spray.
  8. Pour the chicken mixture into the pan.
  9. Melt the butter.
  10. Crush the Ritz crackers.
  11. In a medium bowl combine the crackers, butter, parmesan cheese, and garlic and mix it up.
  12. Spread the cracker mixture over the top of the casserole.
  13. Bake the casserole for 35 minutes until bubbly.
  14. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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