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Beth’s Chicken Casserole

on September 8, 2013

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Everyone who tries this loves it!

Everyone who tries this loves it!

I call it this because my neighbor, Beth, brought it to us after my first son was born.

This is a picture of her first son holding my first son.
A little blurry, but still cute!

Ingredients:

  • 2 c cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice (6 oz package)
  • 1 c diced celery
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (or 1 c homemade if you prefer)
  • ¾ c mayo
  • 1 ½ c Special K cereal
  • ¾ c slivered almonds
  • 2 T butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 and grease a 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Cook rice using directions on the package.
  3. Combine cereal, almonds, and butter in a skillet to toast up.
  4. Combine chicken, rice, celery, soup, and mayo. Pour into baking dish.
  5. Spread topping over it evenly.
  6. Cover and bake about 30 minutes.
  7. Uncover and bake another 5 or so until topping is golden brown.

Here are some ideas to get your “kid cook” involved with this recipe:

  • Have him pour the rice box contents and water into the pot.
  • He can measure and combine cereal, almonds, and butter before turning the skillet on.
  • You can have him combine the chicken, rice, celery, soup, and mayo. (If you’re using raw chicken as suggested in the notes, you can leave the chicken out until the end and then stir it in yourself if you’re worried that he might touch raw chicken).

Notes:

  • You don’t have to cook the chicken first if you cut it into small enough pieces.  Honestly, I usually don’t.  However, if you already have some cooked, this is a good way to use it up/give it new life!
  • You can also add in other diced veggies.  I usually add in carrots.
  • You can substitute corn flakes for the Special K and/or pecans for the almonds.
  • This is great for freezing and a really good care-package meal to share.  I know from experience.  Thanks, Beth! 🙂
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