Savory Chicken Potpourri Recipe with Italian Seasonings and Topped with Vegetables and Cheese

Chicken Potpourri

Savory Chicken Potpourri Recipe with Italian Seasonings and Topped with Vegetables and Cheese
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 6


Chicken Potpourri
Chicken Potpourri

Chicken Potpourri is a delicious and comforting casserole dish that is perfect for a family dinner or a potluck gathering. This recipe combines tender chicken, creamy soup, and cheese for a flavorful and satisfying meal.


The origins of Chicken Potpourri are not entirely clear, but it is believed to have originated in the United States as a way to use up leftover chicken and vegetables. Over time, the recipe has evolved to include a variety of ingredients and flavors, making it a versatile and popular dish.


How to prepare

  1. In a frying pan, sauté green pepper and mushrooms in a small amount of butter until the peppers are tender.
  2. Add soup, sour cream, chicken, and cheddar cheese. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Combine with prepared noodles or rice and pour into a casserole dish. Bake at 350°F (177°C) for 1 hour.
  4. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, sprinkle cheese over the top.
  5. Return the dish to the oven to melt the cheese.


  • Add cooked bacon or ham for a smoky flavor.
  • Use different types of cheese, such as mozzarella or pepper jack, for a unique twist.
  • Substitute the cream of chicken soup with cream of mushroom or cream of celery for a different flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to cook the green pepper and mushrooms until they are tender to ensure they are not crunchy in the final dish.

- You can use any type of cooked chicken for this recipe, such as rotisserie chicken or leftover grilled chicken.

- Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite vegetables or seasonings for a unique twist.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chicken Potpourri with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal. It pairs well with a glass of white wine or a cold beer.

Cooking Techniques

Sauté the green pepper and mushrooms until they are soft and fragrant.

- Mix the ingredients together thoroughly to ensure even distribution of flavors.

- Bake the casserole at a moderate temperature to allow the flavors to meld together.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use cooked turkey or pork instead of chicken.

- Substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream for a lighter option.

- Use quinoa or couscous instead of rice for a different texture.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the Chicken Potpourri up to a day in advance and refrigerate it until ready to bake. Simply cover the casserole dish with foil and store it in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the Chicken Potpourri with fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives, for a pop of color. Serve it in individual ramekins for a more elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Chicken Potpourri with a crisp white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, to complement the creamy and cheesy flavors. A light beer, such as a pilsner or lager, also pairs well with this dish.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers of Chicken Potpourri in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place the casserole dish in the oven at 350°F (177°C) until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

- Approximately 400 calories per serving


- Rice: 45g per serving


- Cheddar cheese: 20g per serving

- Sour cream: 15g per serving


- Chicken: 25g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Green pepper: High in vitamin C

- Mushrooms: Good source of B vitamins and minerals


Contains dairy (cheese, sour cream) and gluten (cream of chicken soup)


Chicken Potpourri is a 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 a family dinner.


Chicken Potpourri is a comforting and flavorful casserole dish that is perfect for a family dinner or a potluck gathering. With a mix of tender chicken, creamy soup, and cheese, this dish is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is etched in my memory forever. It was a warm summer day, with a gentle breeze blowing through the kitchen window, carrying the scent of blooming flowers. I was rummaging through an old wooden chest in the attic, searching for a missing photo album, when I stumbled upon a faded recipe card tucked away in a forgotten corner.

As I gingerly unfolded the yellowed paper, I saw the words "Chicken Potpourri" scrawled in elegant script at the top. My heart skipped a beat as I realized that this was a recipe from my great-grandmother, passed down through generations. I felt a surge of excitement and nostalgia wash over me as I read through the ingredients and instructions.

According to the recipe card, Chicken Potpourri was a dish that my great-grandmother used to make for special occasions, such as family gatherings and holidays. It was a rich and hearty stew, filled with tender chunks of chicken, vibrant vegetables, and fragrant herbs and spices. The flavors melded together in a harmonious symphony, creating a dish that was both comforting and satisfying.

I could almost picture my great-grandmother standing at her stove, stirring the pot of simmering Chicken Potpourri with a look of concentration on her face. She was a master in the kitchen, with a talent for creating delicious meals that brought people together and warmed their hearts.

I decided then and there that I would recreate this beloved family recipe and carry on the tradition. I carefully copied down the ingredients and instructions onto a fresh sheet of paper, determined to do justice to my great-grandmother's culinary legacy.

The next day, I set to work in my own kitchen, gathering the ingredients and preparing the Chicken Potpourri. The scent of onions and garlic sizzling in the pan filled the air, mingling with the earthy aroma of chicken broth and the sweet fragrance of herbs and spices.

As I added the chicken, vegetables, and seasonings to the pot, I felt a sense of connection to my ancestors and a deep appreciation for the culinary heritage that had been passed down to me. I stirred the pot with care and attention, allowing the flavors to meld and the ingredients to simmer to perfection.

When the Chicken Potpourri was finally ready, I ladled it into bowls and set the table with a loaf of crusty bread and a bottle of red wine. As I sat down to enjoy the meal, I felt a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment wash over me. The flavors were just as I remembered from my great-grandmother's kitchen, rich and complex, with each bite bringing back memories of family gatherings and shared meals.

I knew then that this recipe for Chicken Potpourri was more than just a dish - it was a link to my past, a way to honor my ancestors and keep their traditions alive. And as I savored each mouthful, I whispered a silent thank you to my great-grandmother for passing down this treasure of a recipe, and for teaching me the joy of cooking with love and care.


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