Chinese Chicken Casserole Surprise

Chinese Chicken Casserole Surprise


"Chinese-style ingredients like almonds, water chestnuts, mushrooms, celery and chow mein noodles combine with a creamy broth, soup and milk mixture - and chicken, of course - to form this casserole. The name comes from the fact that people who have it seem to be pleasantly surprised and wonder what is in it. This is a good recipe for potlucks, etc., as it can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen until ready to bake."


1 h 15 m servings 434 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 434 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 27 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 664 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish, combine the chicken, broth, soup, milk, almonds, mushroom pieces, water chestnuts, noodles, cheese and celery (if using). Mix well and make sure mixture is spread evenly in the dish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.
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This recipe was really good. I browned the chicken in soy sauce, garlic, and ginger before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. I would suggest putting the chinese noodles on top of the c...

My husband really liked this casserole. I thought it was just "ok". I did doctor up the recipe, because I like more vegetables in my casseroles. I added green pepper, onion, mushrooms, garlic...

I added a can of a mixture of baby corn, bean sprouts and bamboo shoots and since I couldn't find plain sliced almonds, I used the kind that were garlic ceasar flavored and we LOVED IT!!! I will...

I made a good many changes to this recipe. First, I substituted cream of celery soup for the cream of mushroom soup. I did use the optional chopped celery. I also added a 1/4 cup of soy sauce ...

a big hit at the potluck, had requests for the recipe. it seemed a little dry, so added additional can of mushroom soup & 1/2 can milk.

bland and boring.

This is very similar to a recipe my Grandma used to sometimes make when it was her turn to host her weekly Bridge Club when I was a child. I loved that dish and am glad to find it on here. I've ...

This was a very easy recipe, when short on time. I thought it was very good, just a tad bland. Needs some kick.

I followed this recipe exactly, and I was very disappointed. It seemed like a random combination of ingredients, and the result was very bland. I added some curry to try to spruce it up, but w...