SHARON’S AMAZING CHICKEN CASSEROLE

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Any Southern cook most likely has an arsenal of chicken casserole recipes, not to mention a collection of 9×13 baking dishes.
(And those dishes travel as we bake-and-take comfort food to friends and neighbors, so we tend to put our names on the bottom, either with masking tape or nail polish.)

Chicken casseroles are a staple at family reunions and fellowship halls. But these one-dish wonders are also convenient for busy weeknights because they’re affordable, and most all of them can be at least partially prepped ahead of time to help you get supper on the table in a snap.

This particular recipe is amazing. It has that traditional chicken casserole taste that follows years of experience; that is probably because we use tried and trusted ingredients like the Pepperidge Farm stuffing, cream soup, butter, sweet peas and of course, onions…and chicken.

All these ingredients come together to deliver a very hearty and quite nutritious bombshell casserole that you can’t get with any run-of-the- mill Chicken Casserole recipe.

I also like how versatile this dish is. You can make if for dinner, or for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can take it to cookouts, and make it for friends when they come over. You can make it for that boyfriend or man you want to impress, and – amazingly – you can make it for his parents too.
The recipe itself is written in simple step by step guidelines that are easy to follow. One common misconception about casseroles is that it takes a pretty experienced cook to make them perfectly; well, I believe that practice makes perfect and that the things you fear aren’t always scary at all. This amazing Chicken Casserole is a perfect example of that.

The first time I tried it, I was a little nervous because I had guests coming over for dinner on short notice. Really, I thought it was going to be a family taste-test session/ dinner thing but no…a really important family friend decided to stop by without much notice. Though we are pretty close friends, it was kind nerve-wracking having this person stop by on the one night I had my heart set on trying Sharon’s amazing Chicken Casserole for the first time.

Still, I didn’t chicken out and went ahead with my original plan. It turned out pretty amazing, let me tell you. I’d like to thank my own culinary experiences for this but the truth is the recipe is just really easy to follow!
Of course, I wouldn’t recommend Sharon’s amazing Chicken Casserole for a vegan or vegetarian – except you’re willing to substitute the “chicken” in the Chicken Casserole for veggies, remove the butter and look for other suitable soups – but you shouldn’t have any problem with the dish otherwise…except if you’re allergic to onions. Sharon’s Amazing Chicken Casserole has an estimated 675.7 calories, which a lot. If you’re on a weight-loss diet, this recipe wouldn’t fit in well unless you cut back or replace the aforementioned ingredients.
Regardless, I highly recommend Sharon’s amazing Chicken Casserole for all occasions and holidays.

Ingredients :

1 (16 ounce) packages Pepperidge Farm stuffing ( herb seasoned-blue package)
1/2-1 cup butter
2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans cream soup ( celery, mushroom, chicken)
1 (5 ounce) cans evaporated milk
1/2 small onion, chopped
4 cups cooked chicken, chopped ( rotisserie chicken works great!)
1 (15 ounce) cans sweet peas or 2 cups frozen peas

Directions :

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat.

Add dry stuffing, stir to coat evenly with butter.

Layer 1/2 stuffing on bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13 baking dish.

In large bowl, combine evaporated milk, cream soups, and onion.

Gently fold in peas and chicken.

Pour chicken/soup mixture over stuffing in baking dish.

Top with remaining stuffing.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until bubbling in the middle.

Serve and enjoy!

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