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Cashew Chicken Casserole

Cashew Chicken Casserole is a humble recipe with great flavor and texture. Fresh lemon juice perks up the flavor while cashews bring a bit of crunch.  Save that leftover chicken, and turn it into your next meal with this easy recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cashew Chicken Casserole, Chicken Cashew Casserole, Chicken casserole recipe, Chicken Casserole with Cashew Nuts, Chicken Casserole with Cashews, Chicken Casserole with Potato Chips
Servings: 6
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 cup macaroni noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups celery, finely diced
  • 2 Tablespoons green pepper, finely diced
  • 2 Tablespoons onion, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cashews, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup potato chips, crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a 2 1/2 quart dish or an 8 x 8 inch dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cook 1 cup dry macaroni in boiling water until al dente; drain well.
  • Mix all ingredients except potato chips. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  • Sprinkle crushed potato chips over top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and hot.

Notes

  • This is a great leftover chicken recipe.  Cashew Chicken Casserole recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken but it can be a little more or a little less.
  • Use cooked chicken; it can be shredded or diced.
  • Substitute red, orange or yellow peppers for green ones if desired.
  • Start with 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni; cook it per package instructions, and be sure to drain well.
  • Low fat mayonnaise could be used if you prefer a lower fat version.
  • Crushed cracker crumbs or cornflakes are a great substitution for the crushed potato chips in this chicken casserole with cashew nuts.
  • Love potato chips on your casseroles? Try Mom's Tuna Casserole and Classic Chicken Casserole

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 574mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg