Crumb Chicken Casserole

Linda Wasko

By
@Linda105

Someone brought this to a cover dish at the church way back in the eighties. She wouldn't give anyone the recipe. So I took another spoonful to analyze it. This is what I came up with. Don't know if it was her recipe, but we all loved it. I make this a lot for sick friends because it's so easy for them to heat up. In those cases, I make it in disposable aluminum pans. HEAT IT, EAT IT, THROW OUT THE PAN.
Give it a try and add your own veggies. I just recently started using the sweet potato.
This is anyones recipe....so ENJOY!!!!!!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 bag(s)
seasoned croutons
1/2 stick
butter - melted
1 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup - don't dilute
1 1/2 c
chicken broth
1/2 c
chopped onion
1/2 c
chopped celery
1/4 c
low fat mayonnaise
1 small
sweet potato - diced
4 c
diced cooked chicken

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil your chicken. You can use all boneless chicken breasts, but I like to use my own broth for this, so I use a combination of bone-in, skin on thighs and breasts. I add a little salt maybe 1/2 tsp and pepper to the water for added flavor. When done, take meat off bone and chop into pieces. Strain the broth and set all aside.
2
While the chicken is cooking, put the croutons in a bowl and pour melted butter over top. Mix until croutons are coated.
Take half the croutons and spread out in bottom of baking dish. 9 x 9 baking dish makes a thicker casserole. Today I made it in a 9 x 13.
3
Mix the soup, broth from cooking the chicken and mayonnaise together. Add in the onion, celery, sweet potato and chicken. Mix well.
At this point I add some seasoning. First I taste for saltiness and add if needed. Pepper, rosemary and thyme are my favorites with this dish.
4
Pour mixture over the croutons in the baking dish.
Take the remaining half of croutons and sprinkle over the top.
5
Cover with foil and bake for 45 - 50 minutes until it's bubbly all through. Last 5 minutes, I uncover to toast up the croutons.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #casseroles