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Grandma's Chicken and Rice Casserole

Grandma's Chicken and Rice Casserole is one of those dishes the entire family will eat. This casserole is a perfect way to take leftover chicken, rice - and even hard-boiled eggs - and turn them into a whole new dish.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 6 people
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup cooked chicken diced
  • 1 10.5 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup rice cooked
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs diced
  • 3/4 cup cornflakes crushed

Instructions

  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook onion and celery in the butter until tender; do not brown. 
  • Once the onion and celery are cooked, mix all ingredients together except cornflakes. Be sure to use cooked chicken and cooked rice!
    Grandma's Chicken and Rice Casserole is one of those dishes the entire family will eat. This casserole is a perfect way to take leftover chicken, rice - and even hard-boiled eggs - and turn them into a whole new dish.
  • Pour into a 2-quart baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
    Grandma's Chicken and Rice Casserole is one of those dishes the entire family will eat. This casserole is a perfect way to take leftover chicken, rice - and even hard-boiled eggs - and turn them into a whole new dish.
  • Sprinkle crushed cornflakes over top.
    Grandma's Chicken and Rice Casserole is one of those dishes the entire family will eat. This casserole is a perfect way to take leftover chicken, rice - and even hard-boiled eggs - and turn them into a whole new dish.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.
    Grandma's Chicken and Rice Casserole is one of those dishes the entire family will eat. This casserole is a perfect way to take leftover chicken, rice - and even hard-boiled eggs - and turn them into a whole new dish.

Notes

  • Use canned chicken, poached chicken, rotisserie chicken, grilled chicken - whatever type of leftover chicken is available for this easy chicken and rice casserole.
  • Use leftover turkey in place of the chicken!
  • Substitute bread crumbs, cracker crumbs or crushed potato chips for corn flakes, if desired.
  • Mayonnaise makes for a creamy casserole. Miracle Whip would work as a substitute, if needed. 
  • Be sure to use rice that has already been cooked.
  • Looking for more recipes with canned chicken? Try our easy 3 ingredient Chicken Salad recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg