I work at a local hospital and also part time for some area doctors, so I'm always on the lookout for good, quick recipes to fix for my family. Some of my co-workers and I exchange recipes. This zippy casserole is one that was brought to a picnic at my house. People raved over it.
—Dianne Esposite, New Middletown, Ohio
My mother has always been an avid cook, and my sister, two brothers and I were raised on this casserole. When I polled our family to see which recipe I should share, this fresh-tasting, well-seasoned chicken casserole came out on the top of the list. I know you'll enjoy is as much as we do.
-Cindy Clark, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Fall is the ideal time to enjoy a big helping of this hearty casserole, packed with wild rice and chicken and topped with cashews. When we serve this for our two daughters' birthday party, it gets raves!
-Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota
Who says rice has to be plain? Everyone will rave about the subtle flavors in this easy-to-assemble casserole. Fresh parsley and cheddar cheese lend to its terrific color, while celery salt makes it taste great.—Mary Alice Stefancik, Westlake, Ohio
I often take this hearty meal-in-one dish to potluck suppers at the community seniors' group my husband and I helped organize. It's delicious for sauerkraut lovers and easy to double for a larger crowd. —Reta Christensen, New Denmark, New Brunswick
Having my recipe selected as a winner is a special thrill for me—my husband is a manager of the Penn State Univ. poultry research farm.
Baking has always been my favorite type of cooking. So, when I got married 9 years ago, I was happy to have this simple yet delicious recipe—which originated with my aunt and was passed on to my mom. Now, with three small children (they're 6, 4, and 1), I need all the fast dishes I can find! It's great for a luncheon...or served with salad and rolls, for supper.