Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
My only advice to you for this recipe is to be very generous with the amount of cheese that you are going to add. Yes, just do it and thank me later! Serve this Chicken Casserole for lunch or dinner, and you have yourself a meal to remember! Have a great day, friends, and I hope you are all well today. Enjoy!
3 tbsp butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 c pasta, cooked and drained (approximately 2 c uncooked); penne, cavatappi, or rigatoni works well
2 c chicken, cooked, cut in small bite-sized pieces (U can use our guide: How to Cook Shredded Chicken)
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 c sour cream
1 c milk
1 small onion, finely chopped
salt and black pepper to taste
3 c cheese, grated (cheddar, Colby jack, Swiss, or a combination), with 1/2 c reserved for sprinkling on top
Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Add butter and allow it to melt.
Add the garlic and onion, then cook until a bit caramelized.
Add flour, then stir and cook for about a minute.
Add the sour cream and milk, then whisk and cook for a few minutes until the texture of the sauce becomes thick.
Add the cheese and stir until well blended.
Add the pasta, chicken, red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir until well combined
Transfer everything into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly.
Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for about 20 to 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted completely.
Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes at room temperature.
Serve warm and enjoy!