Colorful Chicken Casserole
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
Makes2 casseroles (4 servings each)
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped green pepper
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 teaspoon salt, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
- 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
- 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- In a large skillet, saute the celery, green pepper and onion in butter until tender. Add the broth, corn, peas, salt if desired and pepper; heat through. Stir in chicken and macaroni.
- Divide between two 11x7-in. baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Top with mushrooms and cheese.
- Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the second casserole at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through.
- To use frozen casserole: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 295 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.
Feb 15, 2017
I was surprised that I liked this. I really did think it needed a little more broth or some sort of sauce though.
Feb 18, 2016
Apr 29, 2015
I really liked this recipe and have no idea why others complained that it had no flavor. I added a little extra salt and pepper due to other comments and I left out the mushrooms because I don't like them; other than those small changes I followed the recipe. It was delicious and a nice change from all the typical creamy casseroles.
Sep 16, 2013
I used wacky pasta because that is what I had. Next time I will omit the broth and add a can of cream of something soup. Needed more seasoning also. Maybe some herbs.
Jul 10, 2013
I wasn't impressed with this recipe. As others have said, it didn't have much flavor. With only the chicken stock added in the skillet, I wanted a more creamy sauce so I added some heavy cream. That helped but I wouldn't make this again.
Jan 3, 2013
I must admit that when I mixed it together, I didn't think it was going to be a keeper. I didn't have frozen peas so I substituted a can of them instead. Other than that, I followed the recipe. My hubby & I both thought it was quite good... 4-5 star recipe.
May 20, 2012
I have made this many times. We really enjoy this recipe because it does not require canned soups. It is like a very healthy chicken soup.
Oct 16, 2011
This tasted like everything in the kitchen sink poorly thrown together. It needed creaminess to it, and more cheese.
Aug 20, 2011
I really like this recipe. I didn't make it myself, but my mother made it for me and sent it to school with me for a quick meal when I didn't have time to cook for myself. In the future when I make this myself, I will probably add even more vegetables than what it calls for. Also, I found that it took longer than stated to heat the frozen casserole.
Sep 26, 2010
It was easy to add more flavor. When sauteing the celery, bell pepper and onion, I just added 1/2 teaspoon of crumbled sage and 1 teaspoon each of dried thyme and parsley. We also skipped the butter. Nice recipe.
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