Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is one of those casseroles with many versions. What makes mine somewhat different is the use of rotisserie chicken, there are also no tomatoes, as well as some other slight differences. This is a kid pleaser and makes a nice potluck dish. If you can't find the chicken soup with herbs in it, just use regular Cream of Chicken and add a bit of dried herbs (perhaps 1 tsp of mixed dried green herbs). I used the reduced sodium versions of the soup because otherwise the sauce base can be too heavy and salty. If you dislike cream of mushroom, you may use a different flavor of "cream of..." soup however.
- 1 rotisserie-cooked chicken, skinned, deboned
- 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti, cooked, drained
- 2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 1 -2 cup vidalia onion, diced
- garlic powder, to taste
- salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- 2 teaspoons butter (or to taste) or 2 teaspoons margarine (or to taste)
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can reduced-sodium cream of mushroom soup
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of roasted chicken with herbs soup
- 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 (16 ounce) package Velveeta cheese, diced
- 1⁄2 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
- Remove skin and bones from your rotisserie chicken and dice up all of the meat.
- Melt 1 tsp margarine in a skillet and saute onions until they are very soft, about 5 minutes, seasoning to taste with a small amount of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Place cooked onions in to a very large bowl, then melt the remaining 1 tsp margarine and saute the mushrooms until very soft, also seasoning to taste with salt, pepper and garlic powder, another 5 minutes; add the mushrooms to the bowl with the onions.
- Add the chicken meat, cooked & drained spaghetti,and diced velveeta to the large bowl and toss well to coat.
- Mix together the chicken broth, cream of mushroom and chicken soups and add to the bowl, combining well.
- Pour into a large oval casserole and bake covered in a preheated 350 F oven for 25 minutes.
- Remove cover, sprinkle Cheddar cheese on top and bake another 5 minutes.
I was pleasantly surprised that my family really enjoyed this dish. I put too much garlic powder for my tastes, but they ate it 2 nights in a row. This recipe makes a MASSIVE amount! I used 2 small cans of mushrooms since I didn't have fresh on hand. I also used yellow onions and I added a few stalks of chopped celery. And since I didn't have the Velveeta cheese, I tore up American Cheese slices and also added a little bit of shredded mozzarella cheese. The casserole stayed in the oven for nearly an hour - perfect for an evening when I don't know what time to have dinner ready. I would make this again, but for my own tastes would omit the garlic powder and use fresh garlic instead.
This was really, really good. I did not have fresh mushroom so I used canned and sauteed them with the onion. Also, I used regular cream of chicken soup (what I had at home). I added an extra can of cream of mushroom and some extra chicken broth--it appeared a little dry to me. My family enjoyed it--most of the kids--3 out of 4 is not too bad.