Company Chicken Casserole
Searching for an entree that's special enough for company, yet easy on the cook? Try this memorable make-ahead meal from Harriett McKay of Cathedral City, California. It features chunks of tender chicken, mushrooms and water chestnuts in a cheesy sauce.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour and 10 min.
- 6 slices bread, crusts removed
- 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
- 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 6 slices Monterey Jack cheese
- 4 slices process American cheese
- 3 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
- 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
- Place bread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with
- chicken. In a skillet, saute mushrooms in 2 tablespoons butter until
- Using a slotted spoon, place mushrooms over chicken. Combine water
- chestnuts and mayonnaise; spoon over mushrooms. Top with cheeses.
- Beat eggs and milk; pour over cheese. Combine soups; spread over
- top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake,