Crunchy Chicken Casserole Recipe
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Crunchy Chicken Casserole Recipe

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My 96-year-old mother wanted me to share her favorite recipe with Reminisce readers. I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts; drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes
  • Sliced almonds, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 386 calories, 27 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 516 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a skillet, saute celery in butter until tender. Remove from the heat; add the next nine ingredients. Spoon into an ungreased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  2. Combine melted butter and cornflakes; sprinkle on top of casserole. Sprinkle with almonds if desired. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Crunchy Chicken Casserole in Reminisce July/August 1994, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 386 calories, 27 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 516 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

I was looking for a quick dish for some left over chicken. Didn't have the water chestnuts or almonds. Not a spoonful was left! I did not have on hand the water chestnuts or almonds, but I did have Frosted Flakes. I never change recipes but this one worked. Even my husband (who hates creamy type dishes) scooped this one up. Everyone voted it was a repeat dish. Next time I will had the crunchies.

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

Sorry, none of us cared for this recipe. It maybe needed more rice, another can of cream of chicken soup, less mayonnaise? something just wasn't right.

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

This was a very bland dish! I would not recommend even to the dog. It had no flavor and I was thoroughly disappointed

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

Simple and very tasty. We served it with side vegetables for a complete meal. We'll be having this again.

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Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

I would make this again with a few modifications. I would add another can of water chestnuts, and I would probably try Cream of Celery this time because the Cream of Chicken is a tad bland but all in all, it's definitely a good "comfort food" recipe.

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