Makeover Chicken A La King Casserole Recipe
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Makeover Chicken A La King Casserole Recipe

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Using reduced-fat soup, fat-free evaporated milk, reduced-fat process cheese, less butter and no added salt, this recipe is a great makeover to a classic. It is still deliciously creamy and it's a crowd-pleasure.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 2/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 6 ounces cubed reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 306 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 405mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the soup and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add the chicken, celery, green pepper and pimientos.
  2. Drain noodles; add to chicken mixture and mix well. Transfer to a shallow 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
  3. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over the top. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and golden. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Chicken A La King Casserole in Light & Tasty June/July 2001, p15

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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ConnieK 54293
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"Really good. Like the crunch of the almonds on top."

Mprmom 86893
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"Didn't add almonds but was still very good!"

lamerex4 30440
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"Took a double batch of this to a family reunion today and didn't bring any home!"

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