Saturday, November 26, 2011

November 26: Chicken Casserole

I have made a lot of casseroles in my life and probably have made this one more than any other. It is definitely a favorite. When we were moving from Boise to Spanish Fork 18 years ago and stayed with one of my best friends, Brenda, she made this for dinner. I am posting this recipe today because you can use leftover turkey in it also.

1 c cooked chicken / turkey pieces

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can chopped water chestnuts

1 onion, chopped

½ tsp salt

2 c cooked rice

½ lb grated cheddar cheese

¾ c mayonnaise

1 tsp lemon juice

Combine all ingredients. Put in a 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 about 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is bubbly.

This recipe freezes well too. If you want to freeze it, do so before you bake it.