Chicken Normandy Casserole make ahead

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Deb Crane

By
@songchef

My Mom used to make this quite a bit. It is a comforting casserole that is easy to assemble. Make it ahead, put in the refrigerator and bake when ready. Great company dish! Also good for a buffet luncheon or family dinner. The layer of crunchy water chestnuts combined with the smooth stuffing is wonderful. A great combination of flavors that are sure to please.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2
16 ounce bags of stuffing
6 Tbsp
butter
4 c
chicken broth (reserved from when you cook the chicken)

FOR THE MIDDLE LAYER

1/2 c
chopped celery
1/2 c
mayonnaise (no substitute)
1/2 c
chopped onion
1 can(s)
drained,chopped water chestnuts
1 jar(s)
chopped pimiento (optional)

ADD ON THE TOP

2
eggs,beaten
1 1/2 c
milk

ADD AFTER BAKING FOR 40 MINUTES

2 c
shredded cheddar cheese

How to Make Chicken Normandy Casserole make ahead

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cook the chicken in water until done. Save the water you cooked the chicken in for the stuffing. Cool off the chicken and cut into chunks. Put aside.
  • 2With the reserved water you cooked the chicken in, mix your first bag of stuffing with 2 cups of the hot chicken water and 3 tablespoons of butter. Mix well and let it rest a bit to soak up all the water.
    Put this in a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • 3For the filling: mix together the celery,mayo,onion, water chestnuts and pimiento.
  • 4Place all the chunked chicken bits on your first layer of stuffing.
  • 5Place the mayo filling on top of the chicken layer.
  • 6Mix your second bag of stuffing with 2 cups of the warm water from the cooked chicken and 3 Tablespoons of butter. Mix well and let rest unil the liquid is absorbed.
    Place the stuffing on top of the mayo layer.
  • 7Mix your 2 eggs with the 1 1/2 cups of milk.
    Pour this all over the top of the casserole.
  • 8Cover and let sit in the refrigerator at least 3 hours or preferably over night.
  • 9When ready to serve, take the casserole out one hour before baking.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Bake casserole uncovered for 40 minutes.
  • 10Take out casserole and top with grated cheddar cheese.
    Bake for an additional 10 minutes until cheese has melted.
  • 11Serve and enjoy!

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About Chicken Normandy Casserole make ahead

Course/Dish: Chicken, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American