Baked Chicken With Cream Of Chicken Soup And Sour Cream

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I’m a big fan of Baked Chicken With Cream Of Chicken Soup And Sour Cream, and I don’t care who knows it. In order to facilitate my enjoyment of said dish, I reached out to a few friends who brought me some of their own delicious recipes.

Cream of chicken soup and sour cream are a classic French-inspired flavor combination. This baked chicken recipe incorporates these flavors, adding mushrooms and shallots for a dish that is flavorful, delicious, and sure to please a crowd.

How to Bake Chicken Breasts in Cream of Chicken Soup

Uncooked chicken breast on brown paper and a knife

While your cream of chicken soup recipe with chicken breast is OK from time to time, with a few tweaks here and there you can make a tasty and healthier version of the classic dish.

Baked chicken with cream of chicken soup is almost too easy not to have in your personal recipe book for an easy home-cooked meal. But the canned soup most often used for the recipe adds a lot of extra fat and sodium to your healthy chicken.

While your cream of chicken soup recipe with chicken breast is OK from time to time, with a few tweaks here and there you can make a tasty and healthier version of the classic dish.

Tip

Baking chicken and cream of chicken soup is a super easy dinner meal. Simply place your chicken in an oven-safe baking dish, cover with your soup and bake in a preheated 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 25 minutes, or until your meat thermometer indicates the chicken meat has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Creamy Classic

Based on data from the USDA, on average Americans eat more than 64 pounds of chicken per person a year. If you’re eating chicken on a regular basis, you may always be searching for new and innovative ways to prepare the healthy protein.

But sometimes nothing beats a classic recipe like baked chicken with cream of chicken soup. Campbell’s Kitchen features a version of the recipe using cream of mushroom soup, which inspired this simple recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 pounds of skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) of condensed cream of chicken soup

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place chicken in a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. Cover chicken with soup and cover dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Serves 4.

Taste of Home has a similar recipe, but includes additional ingredients, such as sour cream, chives, paprika, salt and pepper. The Taste of Home recipe also uses both the cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soups.

Cream of Mushroom Chicken Casserole

If you’re searching for a chicken recipe that feels more like a complete meal, then the cream of mushroom chicken casserole may be the way to go. This casserole dish combines chicken, rice and the cream of mushroom soup to create this one-dish meal. All you have to add are the veggies.

This recipe is also inspired by a cream of mushroom chicken and rice recipe featured on Campbell’s Kitchen and takes about an hour from prep to table.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds of skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the soup, water, rice and pepper in a 11x8x2-inch baking dish.
  3. Place chicken over soup and cover dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, or until the chicken has cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit and rice is tender.
  5. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 4

For a side dish, consider sauteed fresh baby spinach or green beans.

Healthier Baked Chicken Dish

Baked chicken with cream of chicken soup is a simple and tasty meal. But the canned soup used to create the creamy flavor is high in calories, fat and sodium. According to the USDA database, one can of condensed cream of chicken soup has 274 calories, 18 grams of total fat and 2,140 milligrams of sodium.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends limiting daily sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams a day. That one can of soup contains almost your entire daily limit, so you’d get a quarter of your daily sodium in just one serving of the chicken dish. Getting too much sodium in your diet increases your risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Cream of mushroom soup has slightly less sodium, with 1,834 milligrams per can, but it’s still excessive.

Instead of a cream of chicken soup recipe with chicken breast, create a healthy mushroom gravy by sauteeing sliced button mushrooms in oil over medium heat until soft, then add low-sodium chicken broth, chopped green onions, salt and pepper and bring to a boil and remove from heat. Pour your mushroom gravy over your chicken after it’s been in the oven for 15 minutes, then bake for another 15 minutes or until your chicken has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

SOUR CREAM CHICKEN BAKE

If you’re not against using a convenience product like canned soup, this Sour Cream Chicken Bake is delicious and easy to make! And this recipe is kid-friendly and super low in carbs!

If you're not against using a convenience product like canned soup, this Sour Cream Chicken Bake is delicious and easy to make! finished casserole in baking dish

Sour Cream Chicken Bake is a recipe I shared in the first year of my blog, and since then I have revised and improved the recipe a few times. The biggest change is that now I use the method I’ve come to love in several other chicken bake recipes, where I lightly brown the chicken, cut it into strips, and layer it into a casserole dish to be finished with a topping or sauce. Report ad

And if you’re looking for easy recipes to make during this busy time of year, this is absolutely delicious and it’s super low in carbs even though it uses a can of cream of chicken soup! Kara and I made this twice to perfect the slight changes to the recipe, and we agreed that this updated version was definitely a keeper!

I really prefer this revised version where the chicken is browned slightly before it’s cooked with the sauce, but here is the printer-friendly of the original recipe if anyone is looking for that.

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WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED?

  • Poultry Seasoning 
  • Onion Powder 
  • salt
  • fresh-ground black pepper
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive Oil 
  • can of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • sour cream
  • fresh-squeezed lemon juice, I used my fresh-frozen lemon juice
  • finely grated white cheddar

HOW MANY CARBS ARE IN CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP?

The Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup (affiliate link) I used in this recipe has 22 carbs in a can. But even with those carbs, since it makes 8 servings this recipe calculates at 5 carbs per serving. I didn’t use Gluten-Free Cream of Chicken Soup (affiliate link), so I don’t know if it has more carbs.

WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP REPLACEMENT?

I don’t use canned soup much, but I do think the convenience makes it good for some people. Here’s a link to make your own chicken soup replacement if you prefer not to use the canned soup, although the replacement recipe has flour and butter, so it will add some carbs.

WHAT IS A CHICKEN BAKE ON THIS SITE?

Recipes that I call “Chicken Bake” on this site will usually have chicken breasts that are seasoned and lightly browned, cut into lengthwise strips, arranged in a baking dish, and then covered with a sauce of topping to finish cooking in the oven. Enter “Chicken Bake” into the search bar to see all the tasty chicken dinners I’ve made with that method.

HOW TO MAKE SOUR CREAM CHICKEN BAKE:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Preheat oven and spray casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Mix together the Poultry Seasoning (affiliate link), Onion Powder (affiliate link), salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Trim chicken breasts and rub on both sides with seasoning mixture.
  4. Heat olive oil in large frying pan and brown chicken about 3 minutes per side.
  5. Cut browned chicken breasts into three or four strips each. 
  6. Lay chicken strips crosswise going down the baking dish. 
  7. Measure out the grated cheese; then mix together cream of chicken soup, sour cream, lemon juice, and one cup of cheese to make the sauce.
  8. Spread the sauce mixture over chicken strips, then sprinkle with the other cup of grated cheese. (You can use less cheese if you prefer.)
  9. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the top is starting to brown. 
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!
Sour Cream Chicken Bake close-up photo of finished casserole in baking dish

MAKE IT A MEAL:

I’d eat this with a green salad and something simple like Roasted Broccoli with Garlic or Roasted Asparagus with Garlic to balance out the meal. You could also serve with Easy Cauiflower Rice, which would be delicious with the sauce.

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