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Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins
Absolute killer casserole that borders on addictive. Other similar recipes are posted, but the magic ingredient here is the croutons! I substitue olive oil for half of the butter. Have made this on many occasions and have found that at least 3/4 C chicken broth is necessary to achieve the right moisture. This freezes wonderfully; just take the leftovers out of the casserole as intact (in a single layer) as possible and lay it on half of a folded sheet of foil about 18" long. Make a pouch out of the remainder and freeze. When reheating, cut slits in the top of the foil and the croutons will retain most of their crunch. YUMMY!
- Slice zucchini 1/4 inch thick. Blanch briefly in salted water until crisp/tender then drain.
- Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet and saute carrots and onions until tender, not brown.
- Fold in soup, sour cream and about 1/2 C of the chicken broth and about 2/3 of the croutons. Gently fold drained zucchini into mixture. If the mixture seems a little on the dry side then more of the chicken broth until you get the right consistency. The croutons will absorb some of the moisture as the dish cooks so you want the casserole to be nice and juicy before you put it in the oven.
- Place in greased casserole and put remaining croutons on top. Melt the remaining 2 T of butter and pour over the casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
This is absolutely delicious and so easy. I've made a similar recipe without the chicken and with stuffing mix but this far surpasses that. Its hard to stop eating this because its so delicious. Thank you.