almond chicken rice casserole

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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

Found this great little recipe waiting in my inbox this afternoon and I just knew it would be delicious with just a wee bit of tweaking. Recipe & photo: favehealthyrecipes.com

serves 6
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For almond chicken rice casserole

  • 3 c
    boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1/2 c
    fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c
    plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 can
    (10.75 oz.) cream of chicken or mushroom soup
  • 2 c
    lowfat chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp
    onion, chopped
  • 4 c
    cooked brown rice - or - cooked egg noodles
  • 1 can
    (8 oz.) sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 1/2 c
    sliced almonds, divided
  • 1 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    butter or lowfat margarine, whichever you prefer
  • 2 c
    corn flakes
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How To Make almond chicken rice casserole

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine the chicken, mayonnaise, yogurt, soup, chicken broth, pepper, salt, lemon juice, onion, rice, water chestnuts, 1 cup of the almonds, and celery.
  • 2
    Place the mixture into a large buttered casserole dish, about 9x13-inch.
  • 3
    Mix the remaining 1/2 cup almonds, butter and corn flakes together and sprinkle over the top of the casserole.
  • 4
    Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 35-45 minutes, or until bubbly.
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