The Ultimate Chicken Casserole

Serves: 10
Total Calories: 200


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 pounds chicken breasts tenders (not breaded)
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen broccoli spears, thawed and drained
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnut, drained
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon curry powder, if desired
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 can (2.8 ounces) French-fried onions
1/4 cup slivered almonds


1. Heat oven to 350°. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Layer broccoli spears, water chestnuts and chicken in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13 x 9 x 2 inches.

2. Mix soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, milk and curry powder pour over chicken and broccoli. Sprinkle with cheese, bread crumbs, onions and almonds.

3. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer or until broccoli is tender.

TO MAKE AHEAD: Cover baked casserole with aluminum foil. Freeze no longer than 2 months. About 1 hour before serving, heat oven to 350°. Bake in covered baking dish 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until hot.

Ellen T. shares her Recipe "When I don't feel well, I don't like fussing in the kitchen. This was such an easy recipe, I was up to preparing it even when I was very tired. It's also great for entertaining."

This recipe is a great source of many essential minerals. Lack of magnesium, one of the minerals here, can become a problem if malnutrition occurs, as it can during cisplatin chemotherapy. Magnesium deficiencies can lead to weakness, lethargy, nausea and vomiting.

NUTRITION FACTS: High in vitamins A and C good source of fiber
1 Serving: Calories 380 (Calories from Fat 170) Fat 19g (Saturated 4g) Cholesterol 75mg Sodium 660mg Potassium 470mg Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 3g) Protein 33g % DAILY VALUE: Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 22% Calcium 12% Iron 12% Folic Acid 14% Magnesium 14% DIET EXCHANGES: 1 Starch, 4 Lean Meat, 1 Vegetable, 1 Fat

From "Betty Crocker's Living with Cancer Cookbook." Text Copyright 2005 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 10
Total Calories: 200
Calories from Fat: 138

This The Ultimate Chicken Casserole recipe is from the Betty Crocker's Living With Cancer Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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