Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
This casserole is easy to assemble, and a great use for leftover chicken. It is even good when my mom forgets to put the chicken in! This recipe calls for Minute Rice as the liquids included in the recipe and cooking time will not work with traditional rice. Prep time does not include time to cook chicken.
- 2 cups celery, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
- 1 (24 ounce) can chop suey vegetables, drained
- 3⁄4 cup Minute Rice
- 10 3⁄4 ounces cream of chicken soup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 cups chicken broth, boiling
- 5 ounces chow mein noodles (optional)
- Combine all ingredients except broth and noodles in a casserole dish.
- Pour broth over mixture.
- Bake 35 minutes unvcovered at 375 degrees.
- Sprinkle top with desired amount of noodles.
- Bake 10 more minutes.
- Celery will be crunchy.
- Refrigerate leftovers for up to one week.
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I love making chow mein, since my kids like it a lot. Sometimes it's difficult to get the sauce "just right," and not too thin. Your recipe was so easy and fun to make! Cooking the rice with the other ingred. is a great time-saver. I covered my baking dish with foil for most of the bake time, and loved how the sauce turned out. You'd never know it had chicken soup in it, either. I added about a tbs. of molasses, which I do in all my chow mein recipes. My teen daughter enjoyed and she's a little picky...Thanks RyGuy, for posting- Roxygirl
I could not find chop suey veggies in the can in my market, so I improvised. I used on can of bean sprouts, drained, and 1 8 ounce package of fresh mushrooms. I sauteed the celery, onion and sprouts about 10 minutes then added all the ingredients. Very nice flavor, and very easy to prepare. I like the use of Minute Rice in this dish--it doesn't taste like a shortcut rice. Also, to change things up, you could use browned steak or hamburger and use beef broth instead of chicken broth. I tried this dish all three ways. When using beef, it's okay to still use the cream of chicken soup, it doesn't interfer with the flavor. Thenks, RyGuy, this was a quick family pleaser with no leftovers.