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This is from one of my favorite Once a month cooking books. I hope that you enjoy this as much as we did.
- 1 (12 ounce) package seasoned stuffing mix
- 2 tablespoons melted margarine
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1⁄4 cup minced chives
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped celery
- 1⁄2 cup light mayonnaise
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1⁄2 cup grated mild cheddar cheese
- In a medium bowl, mix stuffing, melted margarine and 1 1/4 cups broth.
- Then mix chicken 3/4 cup broth, onion, chives, celery, mayonnaise and salt in another bowl.
- Spread half the stuffing in a 13x9x2 inch baking dish treated with nonstick spray.
- Spread chicken mixture over stuffing.
- Cover with remaining stuffing.
- Whisk eggs, milk, and soup in a large bowl. Pour sauce evenly over stuffing.
- Cover dish with foil, and freeze.
- Put cheese in a small freezer bag, and attach it to the dish.
- To prepare for serving, thaw grated cheese and chicken dish.
- Bake covered in a preheated 325 oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove foil, sprinkle with cheese, and continue to bake uncovered for 10 minutes more.
This is a family favorite now! I use the broth left after I boil the chicken and haven't noticed it being too salty. I use the Stove Top stuffing mix and since it is only 6 oz, I use two and make them as instructed on the box. This is more water (broth) than the recipe calls for but my family likes a moister stuffing/dressing. I have made it with cream of mushroom, cream of celery, cream of chicken soups (depending on what is on hand)and it is great with any of them.
Great! I used leftover turkey, turkey broth, butter instead of margarine, and eliminated the salt. I used an herb stuffing mix with plenty of celery, and cream of celery instead of mushroom, so I eliminated the celery. I made four servings, but used the full can of soup, which helped keep this creamy. The half recipe fed us all very well, with seconds for the big guys. BONUS: this dish cost only $2.05 total to make!! Definitely a keeper! Thanks.
this was just ok for me- i did not freeze but cooked from fresh made. i baked it at 350 and after 30 minutes the middle was still not bubbly so i added another 10 minutes and turned it up to 400 then put on the cheese for 10 more minutes. the onions and celery were still a little crisp so it might be better if making from scratch and cooking fresh to saute these beforehand