September 7, 2012

Chicken Terrific {This is not your typical casserole...the ingredients might surprise you!}



This yummy casserole recipe came to me from my daughter, Jennifer.  Chicken Terrific is a favorite casserole on her dinner table and has become a favorite on mine too.  This dish makes a lot, and with four growing boys, that is just what she is wanting, a dish that last a couple of days.  This is not your typical casserole.  The ingredients might surprise you with wild rice, water chestnuts, French style green bean, and a buttery herb stuffing on top that sends it over the top.  In fact, it is better the next day when all the ingredients come together to make a yummy leftover meal.

Chicken Terrific

What is so great about preparing this delightful casserole, is that all of it can be made a day in advance.  Just add the topping just before putting it in the oven.  The aroma is incredible, and enticing enough to dig in as soon as it finishes baking.  I served it with a delicious salad and hot bread.  It makes a terrific potluck dish for any gathering.  Plan to take it to your next potluck supper and  you will have all kinds of raves over it!

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Chicken Terrific

Ingredients:
3 cups cooked chicken, diced
1 (6 1/2 oz.) pkg. wild rice
1 (2 oz.) jar pimento, diced
1 cup mayonaise
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup minced onion
1 (8 oz.) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 16 oz can French green beans, drained
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
1 box of herb seasoned Stove Top Stuffing
1 stick butter, melted

Directions:
Preheat oven. 350 degrees F.

Combine first 10 ingredients and place in a 9 x 13 dish.  Top with cheese.

Combine Stuffing and butter, mix thoroughly.  Sprinkle on top of the chicken mixture.

Bake for 35-40  minutes until golden brown..




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30 comments :

  1. Oh my Kay...this does sound soooo good and yummy. Your photos are great too. So glad you shared. Pinning now to make later.

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  2. This sounds delicious! I love the unexpected ingredients. I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to stop by posedperfection.blogspot.com for a visit sometime and maybe even a follow back. Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  3. Hi Kay,
    I can sure see where this Casserole gets its name, it looks Terrific, and I will be making this one very soon. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. This sounds easy to make and yummy--thank you and your daughter so much for sharing it with us!

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  5. I have pinned this and will make it SOON! Thanks so much for sharing. XO, Pinky

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  6. So many yummy ingredients in this chicken dish. We love it! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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  7. Kay,
    This looks amazing! I love casseroles and I will definitely be adding this to the regular round up. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week. Have a great weekend.
    Michelle

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  8. Yum. I make a similar recipe - but yours sounds much better. Looking forward to trying it. Thanks for the recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

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  9. So glad you linked up this terrific dish at Weekend Potluck. YUM!

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  10. I wish I had some right now, my mouth is watering. Pinning!!!

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  11. Thank you for linking up at The REAL Housewives of Riverton! We featured you! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/09/riverton-housewives-round-up-33.html

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  12. This looks delicious! I love casseroles and this recipe looks really unique. Featuring tonight :) Thanks for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  13. This looks so yummy! I love dressing for a topping.:)

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  14. I was surprised by the ingredients, but I love them all! :)
    ~Joy @ Yesterfood

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  15. I've made this in the past with similar ingredients (no rice) and when my grown son requested it again I couldn't find the recipe! So Thank you! I can't wait to try this out.

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    1. Susie ~ so glad you found the recipe...I might give it a try without the rice.

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  16. Oh this sounds tasty! This is just the kind of thing my husband would devour! Thanks for sharing, I love your blog!!

    Best,
    Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.

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    1. Welcome to CWK...love company in my kitchen!

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  17. Yum! I bet this tastes amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Time to Sparkle Tuesday : )

    xoxo Liz

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  18. It does have some ingredients that you wouldn't think to put together in a chicken casserole but sounds yummy. I love casseroles.
    Thank you for the recipe.

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  19. This sounds super yummy! We love chicken casseroles! Pinned and featuring tomorrow at Mom On Timeout!

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  20. This looks delicious! I have three growing boys (and a daughter) so I'm always looking for big recipes too! Looking forward to trying this soon :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  21. This looks great. I found you from Totally Tasty Tuesdays. I would love for you to share at my party: http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/04/tried-and-true-recipes-7.html

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  22. It sure is a terrific recipe! I was amazed to see the ingredients, but it looks so delicious, will HAVE to try it ;-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

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  23. A great recipe to make for an easy dinner party. Make it in advance and enjoy your company. Thanks for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I've pinned this for later.

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  24. Visiting from "Flour Me With Love". This looks yummy! :)

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  25. Sounds yummy! Pinning Now! Visiting from Flour Me With Love. Blessings!

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  26. Looks marvelous. I think I'm going to have to try this one soon! :-) I've pinned it for later. Thanks for linking up to Weekend Potluck

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  27. Oh, thank you so much for posting this! When my husband used to work at a local convenience store, they would have potluck Christmas parties, and one of his former coworkers brought this one time. It took forever for me to get the recipe from her, and then, when I had it, I lost it in a move. I've been mourning the loss of it ever since. She called it her mother's green bean casserole, but I love how it can be made as a one dish meal. The recipe was so similar to this one!

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    1. So happy you found this recipe…thank you for stopping by!!

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