Delicious Chicken and Vegetable Casserole Recipe

Chicken and vegetable casseroles

Delicious Chicken and Vegetable Casserole Recipe
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 40 minutes | Servings: 2


Chicken and vegetable casseroles
Chicken and vegetable casseroles

Chicken and vegetable casseroles are a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a special occasion. This recipe combines tender chicken breast with fresh zucchini, tomatoes, onions, and olives, all baked to perfection in a savory basil and garlic sauce.


The origins of chicken and vegetable casseroles can be traced back to traditional European cuisine, where casseroles were a popular way to cook and serve a variety of ingredients in a single dish. Over time, this dish has evolved to include a wide range of ingredients and flavors, making it a versatile and beloved recipe in many households.


How to prepare

  1. Thinly slice and separate into rings or use 1 tsp dried basil, crushed.
  2. Halve large slices of zucchini.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together zucchini, onion, tomato, parsley, basil, and garlic powder.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly between 2 individual casseroles or au gratin dishes.
  5. Top with a chicken breast half.
  6. Dot with margarine.
  7. Sprinkle the chicken breast halves with 0.13 tsp salt and 0.13 tsp pepper.
  8. Bake, covered, in a 350°F (177°C) oven for about 40 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.
  9. Per serving: 200 calories, 28 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 6 g fat, 72 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 635 mg potassium


  • Add diced bell peppers or mushrooms for extra flavor and texture.
  • Substitute chicken thighs or drumsticks for the chicken breast for a different taste.
  • Use different herbs such as thyme, oregano, or rosemary for a unique twist on the seasoning.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

To ensure that the chicken is cooked through, use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

- Feel free to customize this recipe with your favorite vegetables or herbs for a unique twist on this classic dish.

- For a crispy topping, sprinkle breadcrumbs or grated cheese over the casserole before baking.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken and vegetable casserole with a side of rice, quinoa, or crusty bread for a complete and filling meal.

Cooking Techniques

Baking the casserole covered helps to lock in moisture and flavors, resulting in tender and juicy chicken.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use butter instead of margarine for a richer flavor.

- Swap out olives for capers or sun-dried tomatoes for a different taste profile.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake. This dish can also be frozen for future meals.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the casserole with fresh basil leaves or a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese for a beautiful and appetizing presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this dish with a crisp green salad or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded and nutritious meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers 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 chicken and vegetable casserole contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of chicken and vegetable casserole contains approximately 7 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of chicken and vegetable casserole contains approximately 6 grams of fat.


Each serving of chicken and vegetable casserole contains approximately 28 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin A from the vegetables.


This recipe contains dairy (margarine) and may contain gluten if breadcrumbs are added as a topping.


Chicken and vegetable casseroles are a balanced meal that provides a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. With a moderate amount of carbohydrates and fats, this dish is a healthy and satisfying option for any occasion.


Chicken and vegetable casseroles are a versatile and delicious dish that is perfect for any occasion. With a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, this recipe is a healthy and satisfying option for a cozy family dinner or a special gathering. Enjoy the flavors of tender chicken and fresh vegetables in every bite of this comforting and flavorful casserole.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the excitement that washed over me when I first saw this recipe for Chicken and Vegetable Casseroles. It was a chilly evening in the heart of winter, and my dear friend Clara had invited me over for a cozy dinner at her quaint little cottage. As I stepped into her warm and welcoming kitchen, the aroma of herbs and spices filled the air, making my mouth water in anticipation.

Clara greeted me with a warm hug and a mischievous twinkle in her eye. "I have a new recipe to share with you tonight, my dear," she said, her voice tinged with excitement. "It's a delicious casserole that will warm your soul on a cold winter's night."

I watched with eager curiosity as Clara bustled about the kitchen, pulling out ingredients from her well-stocked pantry and chopping fresh vegetables with expert precision. She moved with a graceful ease born of years of practice, and I couldn't help but marvel at her culinary skills.

As she worked, Clara regaled me with tales of how she had learned this recipe from her own grandmother, who had in turn inherited it from a mysterious traveler who had passed through their village many years ago. The recipe had been handed down through generations, each cook adding their own twist to make it their own.

As Clara mixed the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, I couldn't help but notice the love and care she poured into each step. Her hands moved with a gentle grace, her eyes shining with pride as she created a masterpiece that would soon be transformed into a mouthwatering casserole.

Once the casserole was assembled, Clara placed it in the oven to bake, the tantalizing smells wafting through the kitchen and making my stomach growl in anticipation. We settled down at her cozy dining table, the flickering candlelight casting a warm glow over our faces as we chatted and laughed, the casserole baking away in the oven.

Finally, the timer dinged, and Clara jumped up with a gleeful smile, her eyes sparkling with excitement. She pulled the steaming casserole out of the oven, the golden crust glistening in the candlelight, and placed it on the table with a flourish.

We dug in with gusto, the flavors exploding on our taste buds in a symphony of savory goodness. The tender chicken, the crisp vegetables, the creamy sauce—all melded together in perfect harmony, creating a dish that was nothing short of magical.

As we savored each bite, Clara leaned back in her chair with a contented sigh, a smile playing on her lips. "This," she declared, "is the taste of love and tradition, passed down through generations and shared with dear friends. This is the essence of home."

And as I sat there, savoring the last bite of that delicious casserole, I couldn't help but feel grateful for the gift of friendship and the joy of discovering new recipes that brought us together. In that moment, surrounded by warmth and laughter, I knew that this recipe for Chicken and Vegetable Casseroles would hold a special place in my heart for years to come.


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