Crispy Chicken & Rice Casserole

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe is absolutley delicious! It is not only tasty but has a wonderful crunchy texture with the almonds, water chestnuts & cornflakes cereal. Recipe is from Southern Living, SEPTEMBER 2003

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup or 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup or 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans cream of celery soup
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 34 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 12 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes cereal
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Stir together cooked rice and next 10 ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle evenly with cereal.
  5. Bake at 350?
  6. for 30 minutes (I bake it longer) or until golden and bubbly.
  7. Garnish, if desired.
  8. Note: Freeze casserole up to 1 month, if desired.
  9. Thaw casserole in refrigerator overnight.
  10. Bake, covered with aluminum foil, at 350?
  11. for 45 minutes.
  12. Remove foil, and bake 15 minutes more or until thoroughly heated.
Most Helpful

Honestly, this wasn't a hit with my family. The kids thought there was too much onion and I wasn't crazy about the texture. It wasn't cheap to make, with all the various ingredients, so I was sad to have it not be eaten.

Roxi May 25, 2006

I changed a few things in this recipe but used it as a guide for what I was looking for.I used one can cream of chicken soup and replaced second can with a cup of sour cream.I also used fresh mushrooms,zucchini and scallions whih I sauted first.I omitted celery,but added some diced pimento.I sprinkled the top with crumbled buttery crackers.I did not spice it up as I made it for elderly women.Well it was a hit!My friend said it was a keeper.

Somogirl March 23, 2006