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    30 mins

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    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    Southern Living: a simple homey casserole my kids like.

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    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
    • 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
    • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
    • 1 cup milk
    • 3 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
    • 2 1/2 cups cooked macaroni
    • salt
    • pepper
    • 1/4 cup Ritz cracker crumbs


    1. 1
      In a large skillet over med-high heat, saute onions in butter until onions are tender.
    2. 2
      Add in soup and 1 ½ cups cheese; gradually stir in milk.
    3. 3
      Cook over medium heat until cheese melts; stir in chicken and macaroni; taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Transfer mixture to a greased 2 ½ quart casserole; sprinkle with cracker crumbs.
    5. 5
      Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.
    6. 6
      Top with remaining ½ cup cheese and bake 5 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 31, 2013


      This is the best. casserole. EVER! I use egg noodles instead of macaroni, and omit the onion. I also put 2 cups of cheese in the sauce, because The Boy complained it wasn't 'cheesy enough'. Definitely use the Ritz crackers on the topping - it's the BEST! The Boy is a very picky eater, so this is one of the only 'normal' foods that he will eat with very little complaint. In my book, that's a huge win!

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    • on November 15, 2012

      Instead of using Ritz cracker topping, I used Pepperidge Farms Herb Stuffing Mix sprinkled on top. And lots more chicken, but no onion in the casserole. I stir fried zucchinni and onions on stove top and put on top of husbands serving. Yummy!

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    • on September 18, 2012


      Easy to throw together, tastes yummy, and kid friendly. I did make a few changes. I did not use onion, as my family does not really like them, but I used onion powder. I also used the meat from a rotisserie chicken. I threw in some garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika and a couple tablespoons of REAL bacon bits for extra flavor. Finally for the finishing touch, I added some French's Cheddar French Fried Onions to the Ritz crackers and cheese on top. (just a little to hide it from the kids but add a layer of flavor to the topping.)

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken-Macaroni Casserole

    Serving Size: 1 (253 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 412.5
    Calories from Fat 212
    Total Fat 23.6 g
    Saturated Fat 11.8 g
    Cholesterol 97.4 mg
    Sodium 810.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 27.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    Ritz cracker crumbs

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