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Potluck Chicken Casserole

Folks go back for seconds of this meal-in-one casserole with its down-home flavor, rich sauce and golden topping. I always bring home an empty dish. —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup coarsely crushed cornflakes

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute mushrooms and onion in 3 tablespoons butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in mayonnaise until smooth. Add the chicken, rice, celery, peas, pimientos, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Melt remaining butter; toss with cornflakes. Sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 397 calories, 23g fat (6g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 512mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

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