Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chicken Casserole

Another Paula Deen recipe here and another success!!! I've yet to have any of her recipes fail. I made this a few weeks ago and it was delicious. This dish will go a long way and is perfect for a large family or a potluck. It's pretty rich (hey it's Paula Deen!) but you can use low fat ingredients and that should help with the fat grams a little anyway. I found this in Paula Deen's Kitchen Classics.
We've used up another snow day here. I just don't understand why schools close for a 1/4 inch of snow. Seriously, that was the amount the news reported that we'd gotten overnight. But, I am not going to complain because I don't feel all that great today so I am glad to be home from work. Everyone around me lately has been sick - especially at work. I am sooo ready for spring and just thinking ahead. We did have a touch of it recently. It was near 70 on Friday and a great weekend too!
Anyhow, this casserole is the perfect dish to make if you are home snowbound. It will keep you warm and full!!!

1 fryer cooked, boned and cut into small pieces (reserve broth)- I baked my chicken and used store bought broth
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 eggs
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 package Pepperidge Farm corn bread stuffing mix
1 cup milk (I used 2%)
1 10 3/4 ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup

Combine chicken, mayo and chopped onion and set aside. Combine 2 eggs, the butter, chicken broth and corn bread stuffing mix and set aside. In small bowl, lightly beat 2 eggs and milk. Spray large casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. In bottom of dish, spread half the stuffing mixture; then layer with chicken mixture. Add second layer of stuffing mixture. Pour egg and milk mixture over top layer of sutffing mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread cream of chicken soup on top of casserole and bake for 45 minutes.

*I baked this covered loosely with foil for 30 minutes and uncovered for the last 15 minutes.


The Blonde Duck said...

Have you ever tried Paula Deen's Gooey butter bars? Or her PB pie?

Jenn said...

Paula's stuff is always so good cause the woman believes in using butter!!! YUM!! This casserole sounds really good!

Lara said...

Looks like such a warm, comforting food for the return of cold weather we've had!

Pam said...

It sounds creamy and delicious!

teresa said...

oh yum! i love the addition of stuffing, delish!

Mary said...

Debbie, this sounds delicious. I'm sure your family loved this. I know mine would. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Leslie said...

Everyone has been sick here too. Must be the time of the year! Looks like a yummy chicken dish!

Cheryl said...

I am a casserole fiend and I am adding this one to my list, sounds delicious!