Fabulous, tasty and simple recipe! <br/>I added water chestnuts, baby corn, and the celery and onion. I also used slivered almonds in place of the cashews. (Browned in the oven first before sprinkling on top)<br/>Low Sodium Cream of Mushroom soup and Low Sodium Soy Sauce kept the salt content down somewhat.<br/>Enjoyed over frozen, leftover white rice from chinese takeout.<br/>Thank you for a 5 star dinner Alisa Lea!
We have been eating this casserole for many years. I have made some changes to lower the sodium content. Make your own "cream soup" with the recipe for "cream of anything soup mix". You can control the sodium in the mix. Sliced water chestnuts are a nice addition and I use roasted peanuts instead of cashews (cheaper). Before I add the crispy noodles and nuts, I put aside half of the mixed ingredients to freeze for later. I put the other half in a greased bread pan, use half the noodles & nuts and bake. Perfect amount for 2 people. This recipe doesn't reheat in the microwave very well as the noodles and nuts get soggy. Works well as a OAMC recipe if you freeze before adding noodles & nuts. If you like canned mushrooms, they are also easy to drain and add to this recipe. This also works well if you want to use drained, flaked tuna instead of the chicken.
Interesting! I do eat casseroles and I do cook with soup, but not very often, so I was very skeptical, but I had to try it out of curiosity and it wasn't bad. I can't say I loved it, but it was good. My one friend loved it, my other friend did not enjoy I was so so. I think adding fresh scallions water chestnuts and shitaki mushrooms helped. I was not sold of the hot sauce and would try something else next time. No seasoning is needed with the soup being salty. I did use low sodium soup and soy and still salty for me. I used the chow mein noodles and served over basmati rice. It was good, not really my thing, but my one friend really enjoyed so we all have different tastes. It is a nice way to use leftover chicken and very easy. The nuts also being toasted make a big difference
Will I make it again ... maybe, it was good, just not for me is all, but a nice recipe.
I gave this 4 stars since my DD gave it a "3" and the rest of the family gave it a "5" Very easy to make and a great way to use up left over chicken. I made as directed, but added water chestnuts cause we love the crunch of them. I may have added a few extra drops of hot sauce. Thanks Alisa for sharing!
Delicious! Simply delicious! DH who doesn't usually have seconds came back for more! I followed the directions exactly - except doubled everything for a 9x13 pan. We served this over rice and it was so tasty! DH thought water chestnuts would be good to add and as we were talking - I thought those little baby corns would be yummy as well as mushrooms. Yes - we will make this again - a lot!
I bought soft chow mein noodles, but I think this recipe wants the hard chow mein noodles. So rather than baking in the oven, I just mixed in the soft noodles and served. It was quite yummy and I would definitely do it again!
Made it tonight and it just disappeared! It was yummy. Since I really don't like celery, I used water chestnuts instead. I also added some slivered carrots and diced mushrooms. We certainly will have this again.
I loved the flavor! I didn't have cooked chicken on hand but used extra broth to simmer enough chicken breast to make the recipe. It turned out fine as I had very little broth left over after adding the required amount to the recipe where needed. I would suggest using low sodium soy sauce and condensed soup. This recipe will get a little salty. This is a great recipe when comfort food and quick preparation are the orders of the day. I'll be doing again frequently as it couldn't be easier!
it was the best