Saturday, August 30, 2008

Showalter's Chicken Casserole

This is a very, very good chicken casserole, probably one of my favorites. It takes a little more time to make, but it is soooo good when it's done! I haven't done a price breakdown, but it can't cost too much to make, and it makes a whole 9x13 FULL.

Showalter's Chicken Casserole
1 lg. hen, cooked and picked from bone
1 1/2 cups diced celery
1 small onion, diced
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
4 cups chicken broth (use from cooking chicken)
2 eggs, beaten
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
4 cups crushed crackers (I use whatever kind I have)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

In 9x13 baking dish (the deeper the better) layer: chicken, onion, celery and crackers (may divide each in 1/2 to repeat layers if desired).

Sprinkle cheese on top of casserole.

Combine eggs, broth, mushroom soup, salt and pepper. Pour over casserole. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour.

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Pheobie said... [Reply to comment]

I am always looking for new casseroles. This sounds similar to something I make, but much more simple. Can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for stopping by to read my recipe :)

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

I positively love this casserole too! I make it to give away when I am doing a meal for others. It seems a little involved to make, but if you cook and pick the chicken in advance, it really isn't that much trouble. (I do nearly all my meat in advance since Hannah was born, even browning hamburger.)

Aliisa said... [Reply to comment]

from Aliisa:

I made this the other day and while my husband couldn't get past the "soggy crackers" (boys will be boys) my daughter and I loved it!! She even insisted on taking it for lunch to school the next day and THAT my friend is a ringing endorsment!!!

Thanks for the recipe!!

Miriam said... [Reply to comment]

Aliisa, I'm so glad you and your daughter liked it! LOL, I've never paid attention to the "soggy crackers", just always considered it another texture in the casserole :P

Aliisa said... [Reply to comment]

From Aliisa:

Yea well, my husband can be very funny about textures. For example, I love squash..any kind of squash. Jarred on the other hand will not eat squash because he doesn't like the texture. Go figure!! *lol* (I make it anyway and he is such a wonderful parent that he eats a small portion so he can be a good role model for our daughter...what a man!!)