"Funeral Casserole"

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6 slice bacon, uncooked
1 c white rice
4 chicken breasts
1 can(s) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 c water
1 tsp oregano
3 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
1 pinch ground nutmeg
2 dash(es) garlic powder

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Rhonda Gibson Recipe
Lightly Salted
Hanson, KY (pop. 742)
Member Since Aug 2010
Rhonda's notes for this recipe:
A friend of mine calls this her "go to funeral casserole" to take to a family that has lost a loved one. I also think it's a great casserole just to throw together for any family gathering or just a fun family night when you don't want to be in the kitchen all night.
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1. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with the bacon. 2. Pour the uncooked rice over the bacon, then lay the chicken breasts on top of the rice. 3. Whisk together the remaining ingredients-- using a pinch of nutmeg and a few shakes of garlic salt/powder. 4. Pour the whisked mixture over the rice, then cover the dish with heavy duty foil. 5. Bake at 300 for 2 hours. You could top this with either a handful of shredded cheddar cheese or some crushed Ritz crackers before baking to make a different variation.

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user Doreen Fish dfish - Mar 25, 2011
looks good...thank u!!
user Kellie Simpson KitchunLub - Mar 25, 2011
I wonder if everybody does the "funeral" casserole thing, or if it's mostly people from the south. I don't know how many northerners know about "sittin up with the dead" lol
user Doreen Fish dfish - Mar 25, 2011
Yes it is done in Canada too Kellie........
user Rachael P cafenoir - Apr 13, 2011
My family was one of those northerners who would send over the funeral casserole dish, or even the new neighbors moving in, Mom would send something over. But when we moved to Arizona, we noticed our neighborhood didn't practice any of these customs. No matter where you're from, I think it's a thoughtful and compassionate custom to practice.
user Sharon Nunn cookin2music - Oct 22, 2011
When a member of my church passes, we always have a reception for the family and friends in the church fellowship hall after the funeral. The church provides a meat (like fried chicken, ham biscuits, etc.), and the people who attend bring a dish to go along. This keeps the family from having to entertain at their home after the funeral. (Who wants the prep and cleanup after a hard day like that)? I think it's a wonderful custom.

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