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Still facing leftover turkey? The answer. I just substitued cooked turkey for the raw chicken. Because I had cooked rice, I cut the milk to a cup and the broth to a 14 ounce (one can - normally I make my own but we had a little straining disorder . . . ) This was grrrrreat. Some unusual things but everything was perfect. Rather than the seasoning salt and cayenne, I substituted Tony Chachere's seasoning. Gotta be better than equal, for true. Yes, I am 1/8 Cajun and was raised about 60 percent culturally Cajun. It's my maternal line back to my great-grandmother, and they were all Cajun/Acadian/French before that except for the Melansons, who have a bit of Scotch thrown in. The people, not the whisky. I always use the liquids from - for example, the green beans, in the sauce. Some mushrooms - even canned - horrors! Well, that wouldn't be a bad addition. I used sharp cheddar cheese. I had some fresh parsley and green onions, which I added. I press my garlic and let it sit for at least 15 minutes before I add it to a dish. I even screwed up the flour - I forgot it and put it in quickly after all the other stuff was in there except the green beans. But I got the lumps out and no one was the wiser. This is truly fabulous.

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christina.mirabilis December 03, 2009

forgot to rate this OMG recipe. My sons new to die for. I dont add the green beans,don't have fresh. The crumb topping YUMMM Great for breakfast,lunch dinner or straifgt from frig. Thanks for posting. Love Cooks Illustrated

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loliver449 September 18, 2010

This was really good, thanks for sharing. It was a cross between chicken soup & chicken pot pie. I added peas instead of green beans and next time may add corn as well. I used one can of cream of chicken soup and 2% milk instead of whole. I think this would be just as good without the cheese, maybe with just a little bit on the top with the breadcrumbs. Really great, my husband loved it. Definitely a filling meal.

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stargreek04 February 17, 2010

Wonderful, whole family loves it. Thank you.

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ryancrites13 March 01, 2014

The best ever!! I used 2% milk and Ritz crackers for the topping. It was so delicious I had to keep my bf from licking his plate. Will definitely make again and again.

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hungryrunner May 08, 2013

great casserole recipe! I loved that it didn't have any cream of... soups. it took me a bit longer - closer to 2 hours to finish everything, but it was worth it. I made a "Turkey Roast" earlier in the day and used 3/4 of it for the casserole. Then I swapped frozen broccoli for the green beans and the gravy packet included with the turkey roast for 1 cup of chicken broth. Otherwise followed everything as written and was very happy with the results. Next time I'll definitely make this in 2 8x8 casseroles as this is Very filling and would make a nice OAMC/freezer dish. Thanks Alyss05!

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lolablitz December 29, 2010
The Best Chicken Rice Casserole