Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Crispy Crunchy Chicken Casserole

I enjoy a little texture in a casserole and the water chestnuts along with the celery and almonds make this dish live up to its name. If you prefer a softer bite, just saute the onions and celery before adding them to the casserole. This didn't last long at our house...which is a good thing. As you can probably guess, I cook a LOT here and leftovers can add up FAST! Fortunately, this didn't. It doesn't make a ton...I fed 5 adults with enough leftover to go in IT Guy's lunch the next day. The best part...it's easy to throw together. I used a rotisserie chicken but you can used canned or a chicken you've cooked yourself. Any way you slice it....or cook it....it's a great dish!

Crispy Crunchy Chicken Casserole

1 cup uncooked rice – cooked according to package directions
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 10-ounce cans cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup
1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion, chopped
½ cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 cup crushed corn flakes cereal

Stir together cooked rice and next ten ingredients. Spoon into a greased casserole dish. Sprinkle with crushed corn flakes.

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Here's what you'll need. I used cream of mushroom but you can use cream of chicken or cream of celery. Or a combo.

Dump everything...except the corn flakes...in a bowl. Mix it up then transfer it to a greased casserole. Sprinkle with the corn flakes then bake it up!!

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