California Chicken Casserole Recipe
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California Chicken Casserole Recipe

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"I love to try new recipes, and this chicken and vegetable combo passed my family's taste test," reports Debbie Kokes of Tabor, South Dakota. "If there are leftovers, I package them for my husband to reheat in the microwave."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen California-blend vegetables, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 362 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 737mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine soup and milk. Stir in the vegetables, chicken, 1-1/4 cups cheese, pimientos, salt and pepper. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking dish.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover; top with remaining cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as California Chicken Casserole in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p47

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[email protected] User ID: 966636 68382
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"Very easy to make and my family loved it. I substituted cream of chicken for the cream of mushroom, and extra sharp cheddar for the swiss as that is what I had on hand, and it came out great. I served over rotini instead of rice, but think I will try the rice next time. Will definitely make again!"

acooley User ID: 245858 68373
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"This tasted good and was very simple to make. I did not serve with rice- it wasn't really all that saucy and is not needed. I also thought I had cream of mushroom soup in the pantry and all I had was cream of celery so I used that as a replacement. It tasted just fine to me, despite the replacement soup."

vincentdoreen User ID: 6362859 29395
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

"My family loved this recipe. I will most assuredly make this again and again!"

helenwade User ID: 1484035 72131
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"It's very easy & my husband really liked it. Asked me to make a double batch next time so he can take some to work. The swiss cheese gave it a really good ''different taste'' My dogs even liked the left overs. NO left overs for them"

Jacynthe User ID: 1207081 33177
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"My family also loved this tonight. I didn't serve with rice as we do low card meals since my son is diabetic. This was great!! I also added green onions for more flavour."

rboski85 User ID: 5326513 29394
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"I added some sauteed baby bellas and onions to it was great."

tag3 User ID: 4119108 49845
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"This casserole was very good. Very simple to make. This is a keeper. I boil chicken breast in water for 20 minutes. Dice the ckicken when cooled and vaccum seal and in the freezer they go for quick casseroles like this one."

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