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25 Must-Try Chicken and Cheese Recipes for Every Occasion

Chicken and cheese are a classic flavor duo, but they can also be incredibly versatile.

Whether you need a quick weekday supper or something to dress up for special occasions, these two ingredients can help carry the day.

From indulgent pastas and melts to easy sheet pans dinners that taste just like the restaurant version, I’ve gathered up my favorite chicken and cheese recipes here so that you’ll have plenty of delicious ideas at your fingertips.

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1. Baked Crack Chicken Breasts

This amazing dish is the perfect combination of creamy, cheesy, and bacon-y goodness.

With just a few ingredients you can whip up this delicious comfort food that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or weekend gathering.

Not only does it look and taste great, but it’s also low-carb and keto-friendly too!

Preparing the chicken breasts is easy by simply pounding to ¼ inch thickness, and seasoning with salt, garlic powder, and paprika before baking.

The flavor comes from combining cream cheese, different herbs such as garlic powder and chives, and shredded cheddar cheese together then gently spooning over each chicken breast.

To top off this already tasty meal you can sprinkle on some chopped fresh parsley or sliced scallions before serving.

2. Million Dollar Chicken Bake

This Million Dollar Chicken Bake is a cheesetastic masterpiece of flavor!

Rich cream cheese and mayo are blended with two kinds of cheese, crispy bacon, and green onions – then layered over tender chicken.

Baked to juicy perfection, it’s no wonder why this easy dinner has glowing reviews from hundreds of happy diners.

So forget takeout and treat your family to some restaurant-style deliciousness made in the comfort of your home.

3. Easy Cheesy Baked Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms

Do you need a delicious and effortless dinner option?

Then try this cheesy baked chicken breasts with mushrooms.

It takes just minutes of prep before it’s in the oven, cooking away.

As it bakes, caramelized mushrooms as well as melty mozzarella cheese drench each chicken breast.

This dish makes for an unforgettable meal that everyone will love!

By layering flavors, seasoning the chicken, and adding broth to keep everything moist, you’re sure to have a flavor-filled juicy piece of poultry at the end.

Serve it with some fresh parsley or a side salad – either way, your family won’t be disappointed!

4. Creamy Chicken Breast in Spinach Parmesan Sauce

This is a delicious and easy-to-prepare meal.

With just a few ingredients and 25 minutes of cooking time, you can have an Italian-inspired dish that will satisfy the whole family.

Pair it with some warm crusty bread or steamed vegetables to round out this savory meal.

Tender chicken breast cooked in a creamy, buttery parmesan sauce combined with garlic, onions, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and Parmesan cheese makes for an irresistible combination sure to please even the pickiest eaters!

What’s more – it’s even keto and low-carb friendly!

5. Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Are you looking for an easy and nutritious meal?

This broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breast is sure to delight the family.

It’s filled with a delicious combination of fresh broccoli, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, garlic, and seasonings – seared in a skillet and then baked to perfection!

Just sear the chicken breasts in some olive oil before stuffing them with the cheesy mixture.

Then bake until they’re cooked through!

You’ll definitely enjoy this comforting dish on any day.

Enjoy it with a side of steamed vegetables or roasted potatoes for an even wholesome experience.

6. Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice Casserole

Are you looking for a one-pot meal that’s hearty and comforting?

Then you must try this cheesy broccoli chicken and rice casserole!

  1. Just combine all of the ingredients – chicken, broccoli, garlic, onion, stock, rice, cheese, and milk – into one pot.
  2. Simmer until the rice is fully cooked.
  3. Finally, top with some extra cheese before baking to bubbling perfection in the oven.

This delicious dish delivers all of your favorite flavors – creaminess from cheddar cheese, bite from chives plus freshness from broccoli!

7. Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese Casserole

This family-friendly casserole recipe is sure to be a hit.

It combines the classic creamy mac and cheese with bacon, chicken, ranch seasoning, and two kinds of cheese for an amazing flavor twist!

It’s easy to prepare this dish in one skillet – all you have to do is fry up some bacon, cook your chicken and add the other ingredients in layers.

For added convenience, use cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken instead!

Finally, top it off with melted cheese before baking it in the oven until golden brown and delicious.

Enjoy warm from the oven as a complete meal!

8. Cheddar Ranch chicken

Do you want a flavorful and irresistible meal that only takes minutes to put together?

Then try this recipe for Cheddar Ranch Chicken.

With juicy chicken thighs, creamy mayo, ranch dressing mix, and cheddar cheese – all baked in the oven – you won’t be disappointed!

The aroma of the baking chicken will fill your house with drool-worthy smells.

Plus, it’s so easy to make that even beginners can give it a go!

Once it’s ready, simply serve it with some steamed vegetables or a salad.

Little effort, maximum flavor – what could be better?

9. Chicken Spaghetti

This creamy chicken spaghetti is the ultimate comfort food.

Bursting with flavor and a 3-cheese blend of cream cheese, cheddar, and mozzarella, it’s sure to be a hit with the entire family!

The diced tomatoes and green chilies give this dish amazing color while adding an extra kick of flavor to your sauce.

In just 30 minutes you can have a tantalizing dinner on the table that everyone will love.

And best yet, prep and cooking are super easy – something even beginner cooks are capable of!

Not only will you enjoy its deliciousness but also the aroma that fills up your kitchen.

Bon appétit!

10. Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

Are you looking for the perfect flavor combo to make your taste buds dance?

Then this Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich is sure to hit the spot!

This quick and easy dinner (or lunch) recipe is ready in under 30 minutes.

It’s packed with ranch, buffalo sauce, chicken, cheddar cheese, and blue cheese – just what you need for an utterly delicious flavor explosion!

Chop up some cooked chicken breast and then get ready to toast it together with Franks hot sauce, garlic, ranch dressing, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika… and don’t forget 4 slices of Muenster cheese on top of 4 slices of sandwich bread🧀.

And if that’s not enough: spread butter as well as cream and blue cheese onto each slice before grilling them in a non-stick skillet until golden brown. Yum!

11. Bacon, Cream Cheese, Cheddar Chicken

The first time I made this dish, my family went nuts!

The combination of bacon, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese was irresistible.

We like to double the recipe so there will be plenty of leftovers.

Even then it gets gobbled up quickly!

Plus, being low-carb, high fat and gluten-free makes this a dinner favorite all around.

Absolutely love the ease of preparation too!

—Veronica Nicholls, Peoria Heights, Illinois

12. Creamy Boursin Chicken

This is the perfect midweek treat.

We always have some Boursin cheese in our fridge, so I love to make this dish because it requires minimal ingredients and comes together in no time.

You’ll be dining on restaurant-quality flavors without any of the effort!

—Cindy Birchfield, Owasso, Oklahoma

13. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This chicken parmesan casserole was awesome!

It is so easy to make and reheats well, too.

I used homemade crispy chicken but you can also use frozen chicken tenders or leftover rotisserie chicken.

The rigatoni noodles are the perfect base for the marinara sauce and cheeses, plus it added a nice texture contrast with the crunchy breaded chicken.

This is definitely one of my new go-to recipes for last-minute dinners or potluck parties!

—Elizabeth Stevenson, Omaha, Nebraska

14. Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Tortellini

This dish was an instant hit in our house!

Creamy and cheesy, with just the right amount of herbs and spices.

I swapped out the milk for vegetable broth, to keep it dairy-free, and it came out perfectly creamy without any cheese.

I recommend adding a handful of chopped parsley on top after baking – it takes this dish to the next level.

—Fiona Burns, Defiance, Ohio

15. Sun Dried Tomato, Spinach & Cheese Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast

Easily one of my favorite meals – so flavorful and juicy!

I made adjustments suited to my taste.

For instance, instead of the Italian dressing ingredients, I used Italian Seasoning for a stronger flavor.

Furthermore, I made sure to stuff more sun-dried tomatoes in each chicken breast and added more cheese than specified.

We absolutely have no leftovers when I make this dish!

—Kaylyn Moorehead, Apopka Florida

16. Tuscan Chicken Mac And Cheese

This is a fantastic weeknight meal!

I like to use boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts for more flavor.

This dish is creamy and cheesy, but not too heavy or fatty.

The sun-dried tomatoes add a nice tangy sweetness which works nicely with the Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.

I also like to top it off with some chopped parsley before serving for an added herby touch.

—Katherine Mansfield, Houston, Texas

17. Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Chicken

This dish came out fantastic!

The delicate blend of flavors from the figs, goat cheese, rosemary, and pistachios was divine.

I did make a couple of changes; for instance, I used gluten-free all-purpose flour instead of regular flour.

Balsamic vinegar gave the chicken a nice tanginess that really balanced out the sweetness from the fig jam.

This is definitely now in my dinner party rotation – thank you for sharing!

—Kathleen Woodruff, Maple Valley, Washington

18. BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese

I just made this dinner for the family, and it was a hit!

I totally changed up the recipe by replacing the BBQ sauce with an Asian-style stir fry sauce, substituting Colby jack cheese slices instead of Havarti, and using slider buns instead of bread.

The result was so delicious!

Everyone in my house agreed that this meal has become part of our regular weekly rotation.

—Haley Hayes, Los Angeles California

19. Chicken tartiflette

This was honestly the best dinner I’ve had in a while!

It was so flavorful, creamy, and delicious.

The lardons added an incredibly savory flavor to the tartiflette making it truly indulgent.

A definite crowd-pleaser at our dinner party – my only regret is that I didn’t make enough to go around for seconds!

We served this with a side of green beans and some extra gruyere on top – it was simply divine.

—Emma Osbourne, Guildford, UK

20. Keto Chicken Cheese Bake

This is a great weeknight Swiss family Robinson dinner for when you want something comforting but doesn’t want to break your low-carb diet.

It takes about 35 minutes to prepare and it never lasts more than two days, max, in our refrigerator!

The combination of garlic, mustard, hot sauce, and bacon renders a delicious kick that will linger on everyone’s taste buds long after the last bite.

We all loved it here at home and I’m sure you will too!

—Delilah Worthen, Aurora, Colorado

21. Spicy Keto Chicken-and-Cheese Casserole

This casserole was fantastic.

I love how easy it was to put together, with the added bonus of great flavor.

What a hit!

With just the right amount of spice, everyone enjoyed the flavors and loved the cheesy creaminess that went along with it.

A great meal for busy weeknights or any day of the week – definitely worth trying!

—Tina Garms Miller, Austin, Texas

22. Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

This lasagna is awesome! I served it at a family gathering and everyone loved it.

You can’t beat the flavor of rotisserie chicken in an easy lasagna dish.

It’s creamy, cheesy and full of flavor.

I make sure to sauté the onion, garlic, and baby spinach first for even more deliciousness.

The combination of Parmesan, Mozzarella, and Ricotta cheeses creates a delectable topping that goes perfectly with the Alfredo sauce.

—Jill Werle, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

23. Cheddar Ranch Chicken Burger

This is my go-to weeknight meal that’s always a hit at our house!

I use ground chicken, Ranch seasoning mix, and cheddar cheese and turned the mixture into patties for about 30 minutes.

For an added kick of flavor, I like to top each burger patty with a generous slice of sharp cheddar cheese before grilling them on the grill.

I love that these burgers also keep really well in the freezer so there’s no reason not to have a kitchen stocked full of this delicious meal.

—Tina Martinetti, Denver, Colorado

24. Chicken Cream Cheese Stuffed Croissants

Ah, this dish is a sure winner!

It has taken my stressful meal-prepping evenings to the next level.

I sometimes do individual servings and put them into little muffin tins to bake.

This way everyone can control how much they eat without having it be too overwhelming portion sizes.

The flaky croissants combined with the cream cheese melted with butter and chicken give it an amazing flavor that really leaves you wanting seconds.

—Amy Reese, Detroit, Michigan

25. Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

This recipe was a hit! It had just enough kick from the jalapenos, while still being family-friendly.

The bacon added some delicious flavor and texture to this dish.

I would have liked to see more vegetables in it though, such as diced carrots or onion that could have been cooked with the chicken.

—Will Sanders, Helotes, Texas

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25 BEST Chicken and Cheese Recipe Collection

Truly, is there anything better than the combination of chicken and cheese? If you're like me and can't get enough of this winning combination, then you'll love this article! I've gathered 25 of the tastiest chicken and cheese recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers, so you can enjoy this classic pairing at any time.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 651 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Baked Crack Chicken Breasts
  • Million Dollar Chicken Bake
  • Easy Cheesy Baked Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms
  • Creamy Chicken Breast in Spinach Parmesan Sauce
  • Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice Casserole
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese Casserole
  • Cheddar Ranch chicken
  • Chicken Spaghetti
  • Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese
  • Bacon, Cream Cheese, Cheddar Chicken
  • Creamy Boursin Chicken
  • Chicken Parmesan Casserole
  • Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Tortellini
  • Sun Dried Tomato, Spinach & Cheese Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Tuscan Chicken Mac And Cheese
  • Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Chicken
  • BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese
  • Chicken tartiflette
  • Keto Chicken Cheese Bake
  • Spicy Keto Chicken-and-Cheese Casserole
  • Chicken Alfredo Lasagna
  • Cheddar Ranch Chicken Burger
  • Chicken Cream Cheese stuffed Croissants
  • Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

Instructions
 

  • Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less.
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