Chicken in a Cloud
I enjoy this tasty dish with a garden salad, corn on the cob and a warm dinner roll. The greatest thing about casseroles like this one - besides eating them - is that they can be prepared ahead of time. This recipe is perfect for hearty appetites.
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
- POTATO SHELL:
- 3-1/2 cups mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
- 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 can (2.8 ounces) french-fried onions
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- Salt to taste
- 1-1/2 cups shredded or cubed cooked chicken or turkey
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed and drained
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Combine all of the potato shell ingredients; spread over the bottom and up the sides of a greased 2-qt. shallow baking dish. In a large bowl, combine filling ingredients; pour gently into shell.
- Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 40 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 315 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 560mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 16g protein.
Originally published as Chicken in a Cloud in Country Extra November 1994