Friday, May 30, 2008


This is my new favorite chicken casserole recipe. It came from a Southern Living cookbook. (Nuff said) I am not a huge fan of celery or water chestnuts, but trust me when I tell you that they add just the right amount of crunch to the incredible texture in this dish. Make this for your family tonight. They will thank you for it. Mine did.


3 cups chopped deli roasted chicken
(I used 6 chicken breasts instead which was about 4 cups)

2 cups of finely chopped celery

1 4oz. can of water chestnuts (drained and finely chopped)

1/2 Cup of slivered almonds

1 Cup of grated cheddar cheese

1/2 Cup light sour cream

1/2 Cup light mayo

1 can Cream of Chicken soup

1 1/2 Cup French fried onion rings

Mix together the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together well with spoon.

(Do NOT mix in the Kitchen aid. It will mess up the consistency of this recipe.)

Spoon into lightly greased 13x9 baking dish.

Bake @ 350 degrees for about 40 mins.

Sprinkle with onion rings and bake 5 more minutes or until bubbly around edges.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6-8 servings.


Mari said...

I just printed this off - looks so good! I love the almonds, water chestnuts, french fried onions...

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

I've seen this in my Southern Living Cookbooks for years. The water chestnuts always made me pass on making it. Can you really not taste them?
Do you ever use the Tyson roasted chicken breasts. I keep at least two packs of these in the fridge at all times. I'm kind of mad at the moment since none of the stores have them in stock the last few weeks. I hope they are not being discontinued because I literally use them at least once a week.
I'm going to finally try this recipe and look at the kids like they're crazy if they complain. (could be worse, I could serve liver or beets. What brats!)

i'm kelly said...

oh! i love this. southern living is the best. can't wait to try it out. i love all your recipes.

Kristy said...

Love your recipe site! Yum! I can't wait to try some of these. I love simple dishes which is one reason I've always loved the Pampered Chef stuff. Have you tried any of their easy recipes? (My husband laughs b/c I always buy their $1 recipe book when I go to a show!)

Kristy said...

Oh yeah, thanks for giving me some new ideas...I hate when I get into a cooking "rut."