Cathy's Chicken Casserole Recipe with Mushrooms and Lemon

Cathy's Chicken Casserole

Cathy's Chicken Casserole Recipe with Mushrooms and Lemon
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes | Servings: 4-6


Cathy's Chicken Casserole
Cathy's Chicken Casserole

Cathy's Chicken Casserole is a classic comfort food dish that is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a potluck gathering. This recipe is easy to make and full of delicious flavors that will have everyone coming back for seconds.


This recipe has been passed down through generations in Cathy's family. It originated as a way to make a simple and satisfying meal using basic ingredients that were readily available. Over the years, the recipe has been tweaked and perfected to create the ultimate chicken casserole dish.


How to prepare

  1. Cover the chicken with flour, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place the chicken in a casserole dish.
  3. Dot the chicken with bits of butter.
  4. Add the other ingredients.
  5. Cover the casserole dish.
  6. Bake for 1.5 hours in the oven at 325°F (163°C).


  • Add diced carrots and celery to the casserole for extra vegetables.
  • Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of a whole fryer for a lighter version of the dish.
  • Top the casserole with breadcrumbs or cheese for a crunchy topping.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to season the chicken well with salt and pepper before coating it in flour. This will help to enhance the flavors of the dish.

- Adding fresh lemon juice and zest gives the casserole a bright and tangy flavor that balances out the richness of the butter and mushrooms.

- Covering the casserole dish while baking helps to keep the chicken moist and tender.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Cathy's Chicken Casserole with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh green salad for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Baking the casserole covered helps to lock in the flavors and keep the chicken moist and tender.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use chicken thighs or drumsticks instead of a whole fryer.

- Substitute olive oil for butter for a healthier option.

- Use vegetable broth instead of water for added flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare Cathy's Chicken Casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it before baking. Simply cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Cathy's Chicken Casserole in individual ramekins for a more elegant presentation. Garnish with fresh herbs or lemon slices for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Cathy's Chicken Casserole with a crisp white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, for a perfect pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers of Cathy's Chicken Casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cathy's Chicken Casserole contains approximately 350 calories.


Each serving of Cathy's Chicken Casserole contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Cathy's Chicken Casserole contains approximately 20 grams of fats.


Each serving of Cathy's Chicken Casserole contains approximately 25 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Cathy's Chicken Casserole is a good source of vitamin C, iron, and potassium.


This recipe contains gluten and dairy.


Cathy's Chicken Casserole is a well-balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals, making it a nutritious option for dinner.


Cathy's Chicken Casserole is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for any occasion. With simple ingredients and easy preparation, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the excitement that washed over me when I first saw this recipe for Cathy's Chicken Casserole. It was a bright summer day, and I was visiting my friend Cathy for a little lunch date. As we sat in her cozy kitchen, she pulled out a yellowed recipe card from her recipe box and exclaimed, "You have to try this chicken casserole, it's a family favorite!"

Cathy's eyes sparkled with enthusiasm as she walked me through the ingredients and steps. I could tell that this recipe held a special place in her heart, as she shared stories of making it for her children when they were young and how it always brought the family together around the dinner table.

As I listened intently, I took mental notes of each ingredient and technique she used. I could feel the passion and love she poured into her cooking, and I knew that I had to recreate this dish in my own kitchen.

After saying our goodbyes, I rushed home with the recipe card clutched tightly in my hand. I couldn't wait to get started on making Cathy's Chicken Casserole. As I gathered all the ingredients and prepped my kitchen, I felt a sense of excitement and anticipation building within me.

The aroma of the casserole wafted through the air as it baked in the oven, filling my home with warmth and comfort. When it was finally ready, I eagerly dug into a steaming hot serving, savoring each bite and reveling in the flavors that danced on my taste buds.

From that moment on, Cathy's Chicken Casserole became a staple in my recipe repertoire. I made it for family gatherings, potlucks, and even just for a cozy night in with my husband. Each time I cooked it, I thought of Cathy and the special bond we shared over our love for good food and great company.

Over the years, I've tweaked the recipe here and there, adding my own personal touch to make it uniquely mine. But no matter how many times I've made it, the essence of Cathy's Chicken Casserole remains the same – a comforting, delicious dish that brings people together and warms the soul.

As I sit here now, reflecting on the memories and moments shared over this beloved recipe, I am filled with gratitude for the friendships and experiences that have enriched my life. Cooking has always been a way for me to connect with others, to share stories and laughter, and to create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come.

So here's to Cathy, and to all the wonderful people who have shared their recipes and their hearts with me over the years. May we continue to cook, to share, and to savor the moments that make life truly delicious.


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