Paula Deen's Chicken & Rice Casserole

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by HeidiSue

One of our Paula Deen Favorites!

Top Review by Harley Quinn

This is a wonderful casserole! But here is a BIG secret--it's not Paula Deen's, it came from a Pillsbury cook-off recipe from over 30 years ago! I have been making this casserole for years, and it is one of the best comfort foods ever. Personally--I don't care who claims it--it's just GOOD!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 medium onion, diced & sauteed
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained & chopped
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans French style green beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 (4 ounce) can pimientos, rinsed & drained
  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (6 ounce) boxuncle ben's long grain and wild rice blend, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all ingredients together & pour into a 3-quart casserole.
  2. Bake for 25 minutes.

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