Luscious Chicken Casserole Recipe -
Luscious Chicken Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Luscious Chicken Casserole

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"This delicious chicken casserole is a favorite of my family and friends. I think it's the combination of flavors in this dish that make it so spectacular. Great served over rice with a nice salad and some good bread."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium casserole dish.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in skillet, and cook 10 minutes, or until juices run clear. Drain, and transfer to the prepared casserole dish. Mix with mayonnaise, water chestnuts, pimentos, almonds, celery seed, and lemon juice. Season with garlic salt to taste. Layer with cheese, and top with French-fried onion rings.
  3. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted and onion rings are lightly browned. If rings start to get too brown, put foil on casserole or lower oven rack. Watch carefully, or onion rings will burn.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 18, 2005

I make this recipe for the exact same reason the previous reviewer, Dancing Cook from NC, does! It is my "go-to" recipe for bringing to new mothers, or families in need. However, I substitute corn bread stuffing mixed with melted butter in place of the fried onions and cheddar cheese. Trust me, the dish is still rich and satisfying. Also, I use green peppers and fresh celery instead of pimento and celery seed simply because I tend to have these ingredients on hand. Everyone who I have made this recipe for loves it and is very appreciative!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 11, 2005

This was good, but it did not come out like I expected from the reviews. This recipe is more like a coated meat with cheese and fried onions than a casserole, so you definelty need side dishes.

Jul 18, 2005

I have used this recipe for YEARS without the onion rings, to bring to sick or injured neighbors or new moms. I make several at a time without the cheese and freeze them in those new disposable plastic dishes that can go from freeser to oven (read the instructions on the plastic ware --preheating is REQUIRED).I take the still frozen dish and 1 cup of cheese to the sick person's home and tell them (or their family) how to cook it, and they can choose to use it WHENEVER they want. This dish takes about the same amount of time to cook in the oven whether frozen or thawed before putting in the oven. Great dish!

Jul 18, 2005

I have made a version of this with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving for years. I use 4 c turkey and 2 c celery (instead of the seed). I also add 4 hard boiled eggs, cut up and 1 can cream of mushroom soup. Mix everything together the night before, except cheese, almonds and french fried onions. Refrigerate overnight to let the flavors connect. Then cook for 20 minutes at 400 before adding the "toppings" and cook for another 15 minutes unitl bubbly and brown. Excellent!! If you don't have french fried onions, 1 c crushed potato chips work well too.

Oct 14, 2004

This is one of the most delicious casseroles I have made. Not only did my family love it, but it is easy to put together. It would be great for a dinner party because it can be prepared early in the day, and then baked when I need it. I did serve it over rice, as noted, with a salad and good European type bread. Yum!

Oct 02, 2005

This was good. My son loved it! I thought it was a little heavy. I will try making it next time with 1/2 or 3/4 c of mayo vs. 1 cup. I also think adding broccoli into this or serving it over it would be good. Thanks for sharing!

Jul 26, 2005

Great recipe; prepared and cooked much more quickly than I anticipated. I tweaked it a bit: Doubled the recipe, baked 3 lbs. chicken in chicken broth, and substituted dill weed for the celery. Still delicious! Will definitely use this one again in the future.

Dec 28, 2006

This was absolutely delish!!!! I made it for company and everyone raved about it!! Great crunch and flavor. The only thing I did different from the recipe was I baked the casserole for 20 minutes without the french-fried onion rings on top and then added them for the last 10 minutes of baking - otherwise, for sure they would have burned. This one is definitely a keeper! Yum!


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  • Calories
  • 396 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 31.5 g
  • 63%
  • Sodium
  • 470 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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