5 from 3 votes
Cowboy Casserole with Cornbread and Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This Cowboy Casserole with Cornbread and Chicken is an easy dinner that bakes in one dish! Prep it ahead for an easy weeknight dinner or freezer meal!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Casserole Recipe, Cowboy Casserole, Cowboy Casserole with Cornbread
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 355 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 4 cups coarsely crumbled cornbread I used about ¾ of the cornbread that was baked in an 8-inch square pan
  • ¼ cup diced green bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cooked, diced chicken (I used about half of the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup (NOT diluted)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2-quart baking dish (about 8 or 9-inch square) with cooking spray and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, combine cornbread, green bell pepper, onion, celery, and cheese.
  3. Place half of the cornbread mixture in the prepared baking dish.
  4. Spread chicken in an even layer over the cornbread mixture.
  5. Whisk together soup and broth until completely combined. Pour soup mixture over the chicken. Spread remaining cornbread mixture over the chicken and gently press down to form a top crust.
  6. Bake, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, or until hot, bubbly, and golden brown on top.

Recipe Notes


Can you freeze Cowboy Casserole?

Absolutely! This is Cowboy Casserole recipe is the perfect make ahead dinner!

You assemble the casserole in advance (on the weekend, in the morning, during afternoon naps...whenever it suits your schedule) and either keep it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours until you're ready to bake it, or wrap it tightly and pop it in the freezer.

The Cowboy Casserole will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts
Cowboy Casserole with Cornbread and Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 of the casserole)
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.6g18%
Saturated Fat 5.8g36%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 60.2mg20%
Sodium 1078.5mg47%
Potassium 217.4mg6%
Carbohydrates 35.7g12%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 7.9g9%
Protein 22.8g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.