Jul 27, 2009

Chicken Crunch Casserole

Fine dining, this definitely is not. Nor is it particularly healthy. But sometimes I'm just in the mood to whip up a chicken casserole dish such as this as easy comfort food.

1 cup rice, cooked
2-3 cups cooked chicken, cut up
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup sliced water chestnuts
3 tablespoons minced onion
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup whipped salad dressing or mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 to 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
Buttered breadcrumbs

Spread cooked rice evenly into a buttered 9" x 13" baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine chicken, celery, water chestnuts, onion, salad dressing lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Then spread this mixture on top of the rice. Top with slivered almonds, cheese, breadcrumbs, and paprika. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.

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