Beyond Perfect! Hot Chicken Salad Casserole

"A good friend brought this over when our second son was born, so we usually have this for his birthday dinner (using turkey, too--he was born on Thanksgiving!). Preparation includes boiling the eggs and cooking the chicken and rice--unless you use leftovers from another prep."
 
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Ready In:
55mins
Ingredients:
10
Yields:
1 13x9 pan
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350; grease sides of a 13x9 pan.
  • In a very large bowl, mix chicken, rice, celery, eggs, onions and nuts.
  • In another (smaller) bowl, mix mayonnaise, juice and soups until smooth; add to chicken mixture and stir to coat well; dump into prepared pan, smoothing out the top; sprinkle chow mein noodles over the pan.
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes (noodles will be dark brown and crispy).
  • LEFTOVERS: The chow mein noodles get soggy when stored in the fridge, so put noodles on only half of the casserole and then when reheating, add noodles on that side, too.

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Reviews

  1. AshK5246
    Gooooood stuff! Very easy to throw together. I cooked extra chicken this weekend for this and some soup I was making, so chicken was on hand and the rest was super fast. A great weeknight meal! I am usually a little brain dead after work, so easy is safest for everyone involved. I want to try it with l.o. turkey, next. Thanks for the recipe, Debber! reviewed for Tag
     
  2. CookinMamaof3
    We really liked the crunch of this casserole--between the celery, nuts and chow mein noodles, every bite is very crunchy. It has good flavor and the rice gives it another interesting texture. Thanks, Debber!
     
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