The chicken in this recipe can come from one whole chicken, cut into pieces. Or you can buy packaged pieces, both dark and white meat. They cook evenly in the recipe. For those of you who are dairy-free or who have some family members who can’t have dairy, good news, you CAN actually use coconut milk in place of the cream and omit the parmesan. It turns out great. You can even halve the recipe, use two smaller casserole dishes, and make half with dairy and half without.