Amazing Almond Chicken Casserole

Amazing Almond Chicken Casserole


"Amazingly Wonderful Almond Chicken Casserole! My grandmother made this for me, and I could not believe how wonderful it was. It is very rich and filling. It would be great for potlucks, or family reunions."


1 h 10 m servings 698 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 698 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 54.8 g
  • 84%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 25 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 1305 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large pan over medium heat, stir together cream of chicken soup and water (or broth). Stir in chicken, chestnuts, lemon juice, and mayonnaise. Stir in celery, onion, salt, and rice. Combine well, then pour into a casserole dish.
  3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Pour in crushed crackers, and stir to coat with butter. Pour crackers over the top of casserole. Then sprinkle almonds and shredded cheese over the top.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 30 minutes.
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  1. 42 Ratings


This recipe was a big hit with my whole family. It is now a regular on my meal-planning calendar. One batch makes two 8x8 pans, so I freeze one without the cheese, crackers and almonds. I add...

Very quick prep...and very good texture to the dish...however, I would cut the mayo amount by half ! The 1 cup of mayo almost overpowered the rest of the dish.

My husband absolutely hates mayo, so I took it out and substituted a half cup of sour cream instead. It was wonderful! Very simple dish to prepare and it went so far for my family!!!

I gave this 3 stars although it is a VERY good dish. However, I did some things different than the recipe says. First, the recipe only calls for cooked chicken it does not say how to cook it so,...

This was really easy and quite good. I can't give it a 5 yet, but some tweaking next time and we will have a hit. I loved the almonds on top, but the Colby cheese turned brick hard and all of ...

I must have done something wrong because, all the reviews are great, but this waas terrible! Bland dry and smelly!

All you can taste is the mayo. Won't make again

I was afraid to try it since there weren't any reviews yet, but I'm glad I was tasty and pretty easy! My in laws loved it and they are pretty particular! I forgot the lemon juice and ...

I followed the recipe exactly and found that the celery and onions were VERY over powering. I could not even eat more than a few bites. I will not make this again.