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Almond Chicken Casserole

This mouthwatering casserole makes an excellent potluck dish. It's creamy and just bursting with flavor. A golden topping made of cornflakes and almonds offers crunch appeal! —Michelle Krzmarzick, Redondo Beach, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese.
  • Toss cornflakes with butter; sprinkle over cheese. Top with almonds. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
Editor's Note
Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 472 calories, 37g fat (13g saturated fat), 164mg cholesterol, 834mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • PrplMonky5
    Aug 10, 2017

    This was pretty yummy! I made a few minor tweaks. I cut the recipe in half for just my husband and I. I did add in a little extra chicken (not a whole lot). I bought water chestnuts that were already diced to save time. I also used slivered almonds, not sliced. When the recipe was done, I stuck it under the broiler for a couple minutes to get the top nice and crunchy. I then served this over egg noodles. The crunch was really great. A lot of these types of casserole turn into a mushy mess, but not this one. The leftovers were pretty good too! I'll definitely be making this again.

  • Wildfiremustang
    Feb 26, 2016

    It was ok. I thought it was missing something.

  • Gramma Amy
    Apr 15, 2014

    Wonderful flavor, almonds and water chestnuts make a nice crunchy texture to the rice and creamy sauce

  • kmcope
    Feb 17, 2014

    Looks harder than it is. Very good! Nice crunchy texture. I made a few changes. Use light or low fat mayo and sour cream. Omitted the mushrooms because they aren't popular with my family. I felt like 2 cups chicken wasn't enough for the amount of mayo/sour cream/soup mixture, so I added another cup of chicken. I also added a splash of milk (about a 1/2 cup) to make it creamier. Lastly, to add a little more flavor that some said was lacking, I substituted the regular salt for celery salt. It worked. Overall it was a real hit, and I will definitely make it again!

  • chin-chilla
    Dec 5, 2013

    At first this ingredient list looked more daunting then I wanted to try but it really is easy since most are just vegetables and I adjust those based on what I have on hand. I thought it was a nice casserole and really good for my picky eaters.

  • Kathy H
    Jan 16, 2013

    Our Residents love it :) thanks for sharing the recipe

  • ladybug820
    Nov 1, 2012

    Made this last night leaving out mushrooms but adding frozen peas and carrots. Everything else was as written in recipe. It was delish! Creamy and an excellent easy meal

  • mymrshd
    Jun 24, 2012

    The recipe went together beautifully and was a big hit with my family. Also made a batch for neighbors - they loved it!

  • REHT
    Mar 11, 2012

    Casserole is average. Did not think is was any thing special. The recipie could use some herbs to add a punch of flavor. Agree with the other review's that it needs a side of rice to assist with the dish.

  • farmer-1942hotmail.com
    Jan 23, 2012

    If anyone complains about this Almond Chicken recipe being bland or otherwise, I think they should have their taste buds checked. My family thought it was the best every and have requested it again & again.