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Chinese Chicken Casserole Surprise

Chinese Chicken Casserole Surprise

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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.

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Nutrition

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  • 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

Directions

  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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Reviews

FAY713
36
1/25/2004

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 casserole instead of mixed in. They stay crunchy that way.

CHRIS NEWMAN
16
12/3/2003

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, ginger. I also sauteed the chicken in soy sauce. I try to watch calories, and adding chow mein noodles adds a lot of fat. They just turned soggy anyway, so those extra calories weren't worth it.

JACQUEBLUE
15
1/25/2004

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 be making this again.