I had some fried chicken left over from the night before and wanted to use it in a different way than I normally do.
After looking through a church cookbook I was inspired by Lena Brown's chicken casserole. I omitted four of her ingredients and added two of my favorites and that's how this recipe was created. It was so good that I wanted to share it with you all.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking dish and set aside. Debone and remove skin from your left over chicken. I used the chicken breasts. You can use fried, baked or whatever chicken you have left over. Dice up into bite-size pieces. Chop up water chestnuts. I used my kitchen shears to do both of these.
Mix well all ingredients. Pour into prepared dish and bake at 350 for approximately 25 to 30 minutes or until it begins to bubble.
NOTE: Lena's original recipe called for 1 cup chicken, 2 chopped hard boiled eggs, 1/2 cup celery, which she microwaved briefly, cream of chicken soup and no water chestnuts. I only had cream of mushroom soup, no celery, nor eggs. I thought the water chestnuts would add a bit of crunch so there you go...my own creation. It was so good and I'm sure hers is, too!