Cheesy Chicken Vermicelli

Cheesy Chicken Vermicelli

Chunks of chicken baked on a bed of vermicelli, seasoned and topped with cheese

Yield: 

8 Servings

Ingredients: 

16 ounces vermicelli or angel hair pasta (cook following directions)
3 cups cubed cooked chicken
5 cups (20 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Italian seasoning (use generously)
Salt
Pepper
1 cup whole milk or half & half

Instructions: 
Making Cheesy Chicken Vermicelli one bright summer morning

1. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish.

2. Layer pasta, chicken, seasonings and cheese several times.

3. Just before baking, pour milk/half & half over top.

4. Cover with foil, if space permits. (I sometimes press down to compact the ingredients into the dish.)

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Cheesy Chicken Vermicelli, pictured with Asparagus and Onions
(shown with asparagus & onions)
Cheesy chicken vermicelli, shown with cheesy potatoes
(shown with cheesy potatoes)
Cheesy Chicken Vermicelli
(before baking)
Cheesy Chicken Vermicelli
(after baking)
Additional Notes: 

I like to prepare this dish and refrigerate overnight or for use later in the day when I know I'm going to be too busy to cook dinner.

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Cooking Time: 

40 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is a fun casserole to make, and I love the taste. We use lots of seasonings and cheese on ours. It's also a great way to use up leftover chicken meat. I have gotten lots of compliments when I've served this meal for guests. Just make some garlic bread and veggies, and you're all set! My rating: 10/10.

Comments

Please see my review at the end of the recipe. Thanks! ~ Tammy

Rating: 
5

This is a good recipe, but not one of my personal favorites. On the good side the dish is easy to make, can be prepared ahead of time, tastes good enough, and is an excellent use of left over chicken. It also makes good use of spices and seasonings.

On the down side this Chicken Vermicelli can get dried out if you are not careful. If a lot of noodles are sticking out and away from the rest of the dish when you cover it you will end up with hard noodles. The chicken is also hit and miss. If the chicken itself is not seasoned well it can be kind of bland. This is a good dish and everyone who tries it loves it. But I eat it frequently enough that there are a couple things that stick out, when not done quite right, knock it down a peg or two. This is a good recipe with the ability to be great when all the ingredients play well together.

Rating: 
4

This is one of my favorite main dishes because I love cheese, chicken, and pasta. Combine them and you get something that's hard to beat: cheesy chicken vermicelli! I can't think of anything bad to say about this recipe because it is definitely tops!

Rating: 
5

I think this was about my first main dish to make. :) It is simple and fun to make. I love all the seasonings and the nice, cheesy top!

Rating: 
5

This was so simple! I'll be using this recipe again! I think you could throw in veggies and it would be yummy, too!

Rating: 
5

This is very simple to make and yet delicious!

Rating: 
5

It was so easy and I was able to use chicken leftovers and angel hair pasta leftovers. The ingredients seemed so simple I didn't think it would taste as good as it did or be so flavorful. It is even almost better as a leftover the next day.

Rating: 
5

I was excited to try this recipe the other day, and very pleased with how it turned out. I used some leftover grilled chicken which added yummy flavor to the dish as a whole, and substituted large macaroni shells for the vermicelli or angel hair pasta. I also didn't have enough cheddar cheese, so used some mozzarella as well. My favorite part was how super easy it was: the prep was very fast and cleanup was easy. I was pleased with how moist it turned out despite not having any real gravy/sauce on it. Definitely something I'll be making again!

My only suggestion would be to include a specific suggestion for the amount of salt to use, or at least a range. My guess ended up being too little, so we added more salt at the table after serving.

Rating: 
5

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