Easy dump and bake chicken recipes! These one dish chicken bake recipes make super easy meals – just dump the ingredients in a casserole dish and bake!
At the end of a long day, the last thing many of us feel like doing is cooking dinner.
We’re tired and just want to sit down, but the family is hungry… so we must produce something!
That’s why I love dump and bake recipes.
You literally “dump” the ingredients in a baking dish, and put it in the oven.
Best of all, most easy dump and bake recipes call for basic pantry staples. No complicated, expensive, or hard to find ingredients.
That means you can whip them up on nights when you have no idea what to make, because you probably already have the ingredients on hand!
This makes them budget-friendly too. And let’s face it – we all need that right now.
I put together a list of super easy dump and bake chicken recipes, so you have tons of inspiration for simple dinners to make.
Note: Some of these dump and bake chicken dinners call for pre-cooked chicken, and there are several time-saving ways to have some on hand.
The best pre-cooked chicken options are:
- Buy and shred a rotisserie chicken
- Use your Instant Pot or Crockpot to cook a batch of chicken (it’ll shred SO easily!)
- Buy a container of cooked, shredded chicken from your grocery store
- Keep leftover chicken in your freezer from other dinners
💡 No matter how you come by the cooked chicken, I recommend always having a batch in your fridge or freezer, because you can make a TON of different meals with it!
Pro-tip: When you buy a big pack of chicken breasts, cook them up in the slow cooker, Instant Pot, or oven. Chop or shred them, and portion the cooked chicken into freezer storage bags or containers, so they’re ready to go.
Okay, let’s dive into these easy dump and bake chicken dinner ideas!
(Psst: For more super easy meals, check out these dump meals for your crockpot!)
Easy Dump and Bake Chicken Dinners
1. Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
In just 10 minutes, you can get this Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole prepped and ready for the oven.
No need to even boil the pasta!
2. Chicken Parmesan
Everyone’s Italian favorite, chicken parmesan, takes on a super easy twist in this dump and go version.
Serve this budget friendly meal with some baked-from-frozen garlic bread and maybe a salad and you’ll have a no-fuss dinner in no time.
It’s easy enough for a weeknight, but special enough for company!
3. Chicken Alfredo Bake
This viral TikTok Dump and Bake Chicken Alfredo Casserole has been viewed millions of times for a reason.
It’s creamy, comforting, and about as easy as it gets!
With a few pantry staples and some cooked shredded chicken, you can assemble this easy weeknight meal in minutes.
4. Mexican Chicken
Turn your typical Taco Tuesday on its head and make Baked Mexican Chicken instead.
With just 6 ingredients, it’s super budget-friendly too!
This recipe includes instructions for how to make cilantro lime quinoa, but a packet of 90 second microwavable spanish rice would make this meal complete with very little effort.
5. Baked Teriyaki Chicken Casserole
Forget pricey, subpar takeout, and throw this simple Dump and Bake Teriyaki Chicken Casserole.
Simply mix everything together, top it with chicken and teriyaki sauce, and put it in the oven.
It’s an all-in-one dish, with the rice and veggies included!
6. Oven Baked Chicken Cacciatore
Weeknight cooking is a breeze with this effortless, savory Oven Baked Chicken Cacciatore.
Naturally gluten free, dairy free, low carb, and full of healthy veggies, you can make it for hearty eaters by serving it over noodles, or eat it as is for a simple, healthy dinner.
7. Healthy Dump Chicken Bake
Effortlessly pull together a healthy meal in a few minutes, and then stretch out on the couch (or do a couple quick chores) while the oven does all the work.
You’ll feel good about feeding this Healthy Dump Chicken Bake to your family because it has veggies, and since they’re almost hidden in with the chicken, pasta, and cheese, your kids might even eat them!
8. Chicken and Rice Dump and Go Casserole
Truly a budget and family friendly dinner, this creamy, decadent Chicken and Rice Casserole will probably become a regular on your rotation.
Best of all, you can use uncooked chicken and some basic pantry staples, so it’s perfect for when you don’t know what to do with that pack of chicken breasts you bought.
9. Chicken Cornbread Tamale Casserole
With the wonderful taste of tamales, this Chicken Cornbread Casserole has a sweet cornbread crust topped with enchilada sauce and chicken.
Even picky eaters will gobble this down!
10. Baked Tuscan Chicken Casserole
Tuscan Chicken Casserole combines spinach, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, cream cheese, and parmesan.
Plus, it comes together quite quickly for a busy day’s meal.
As a bonus, Tuscan chicken casserole recipe is also keto-friendly, gluten-free, and low carb.
(Unless you decide to serve it with a tasty carb or two!)
11. Easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Get all the flavor of chicken pot pie, but with the ease of a dump and bake dinner!
This easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole uses leftover or rotisserie chicken and Red Lobster biscuit mix to create the most flavorful pot pie ever, without all the effort.
Your family might just start asking for this on repeat.
12. Chicken Ramen Dump Dinner
If you have some packets of ramen noodles in the back of your pantry, this Chicken Ramen Dump Dinner is the perfect way to use them up!
This recipe calls for shredded rotisserie chicken, or you can use some leftover chicken if you have it on hand.
Plus, it’s a one-pan meal with the side dishes included, so there will be very minimal clean-up. Cheers to that!
13. Stuffing & Chicken Casserole
Get the amazing holiday flavor of stuffing (aka dressing) all year long when you make Stuffing and Chicken Casserole.
You might even have the simple ingredients on hand in your pantry and fridge.
Your family will adore this comfort food meal, perfect for fall or winter nights!
14. Chicken Tortilla Dump Dinner
Your favorite Tex-Mex flavors become a comfort food casserole in this Chicken Tortilla Dump Dinner.
You probably have a lot of these pantry staple ingredients on hand, and can use leftover or rotisserie chicken to make assembling this tasty casserole even easier.
15. Easy Cajun Chicken Pasta
If you have some leftover cooked or rotisserie chicken, this Cajun Chicken Pasta comes together in minutes.
Packed with flavor, it tastes just like something you’d order at a restaurant.
Be sure to add this one to your meal plan!
16. Million Dollar Chicken Casserole
With the perfect creamy-to-crunchy ratio, this Million Dollar Chicken Casserole is an easy, creamy, and comforting meal.
Topped with buttery Ritz cracker crumbs, it calls for basic, inexpensive ingredients like canned soup and shredded rotisserie chicken.
No million dollar budget required!
17. Spinach Artichoke Chicken
This casserole uses rotisserie chicken, frozen spinach and frozen artichoke hearts to save on prep time.
(Thaw out the spinach and artichokes early to make it super quick.)
Spinach Artichoke Chicken is truly a creamy, cheesy comfort food, it’s special enough for guests or a holiday, but easy enough for any night of the week.
18. Dump and Bake Chicken Divan
This retro classic is a crowd-pleasing dish that’s stood the test of time.
Just stir everything together and pop it in the oven, and it even included broccoli so you don’t have to make a separate veggie side dish.
You can serve Dump and Bake Chicken Divan with rice or pasta, but it can stand alone as well.
19. Chicken and Dumplings Casserole
Chicken and Dumplings Casserole is a quick and easy comfort food dish that’s perfect for a chilly fall or winter evening.
It’s ultra-creamy with all the taste and texture of chicken and dumplings without all the hard work!
20. Dump and Bake Chicken Marsala
With just 5 minutes of prep, you can have a simplified version of the Italian classic Chicken Marsala on the table with ease.
While it bakes, prep some rice, egg noodles, or potatoes, or eat it on its own for a lower carb dinner.
21. One Pan Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
Classy comfort food at its finest, you’ll look like a chef when you serve this lovely Roasted Chicken and Potatoes dinner.
I love when basic, inexpensive ingredients, treated well, transform into something memorable.
Make it for a holiday, or a simple Sunday supper.
22. Greek Chicken Bake
Greek Chicken Bake is an easy dump and go dinner featuring baked greek chicken breasts cooked with quinoa right in the same dish.
Not to mention a bunch of healthy veggies and delicious greek toppings!
It’s perfect for busy weeknights or even as healthy lunch meal prep.
23. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
This Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is an easy, dump and bake weeknight meal that the whole family will love.
Uncooked pasta, cooked shredded chicken, bacon, and peppers are mixed with a delicious alfredo ranch sauce, then baked with cheese until hot and bubbly.
Note: You can actually buy precooked bacon at the grocery store. Best invention ever!
24. Dump and Bake Chicken a la King
Diced chicken, plenty of fresh vegetables, and a creamy sauce simmer together in one dish for a quick, easy, and low-calorie dinner with just 10 minutes of prep!
Serve Dump-and-Bake Chicken a la King over biscuits, rice, or pasta for a weeknight meal that’s fit for royalty.
25. Creamy Swiss Chicken Casserole
With the help of some leftover or rotisserie chicken, this creamy, super-flavorful Swiss Chicken Casserole can be assembled in less than 10 minutes, with just 6 ingredients.
The wine and cheese sauce tastes like something you’d order at an expensive restaurant, but without the expensive date night price tag.
26. Fiesta Chicken Casserole
Fiesta Chicken Casserole is one of those super easy all-in-one casserole recipes you need on your regular meal plan
It takes 5 minutes of prep time, is packed with cheesy Tex-Mex flavors, and is an easy weeknight dinner idea because it has the rice and veggies included right in the casserole.
27. Dorito Chicken Casserole
What a fun way to use up extra chips!
This Dorito Chicken Casserole is fun, easy, and tastes amazing.
It’s cheesy, it’s crunchy, and trust me, you’ll make it again and again.
Ready to make some one dish chicken oven meals?
I hope this list of oven baked chicken casserole recipes has given you lots of inspiration for easy weeknight meals or simple Sunday dinners.
You’ll love having these easy dump and bake chicken recipes in your arsenal for those nights you just can’t put forth too much energy for dinner.
Let’s master the art of effortless cooking, shall we?
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