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Amazing Almond Chicken Casserole

Amazing Almond Chicken Casserole

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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.

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Original recipe yields 10 servings



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  • 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


  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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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 those when I'm ready to bake it.


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!!!