Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chicken Casserole

Can't believe that fall will be here soon! I love fall. The colors of leaves changing, the crisp blue skies, cooler weather and yummy foods that are so nice to enjoy during that time of year. For me, that means more soups, chili's, casseroles, yummy breads and muffins. What are your favorite things about fall?

Speaking of casseroles, I am totally addicted to this yummy delicious chicken casserole! It's a great quick dinner for those nights you don't have much time if you keep cooked chicken in your freezer. Having precooked chicken and ground beef is such a help for those nights you need something fast.

To me this is pure comfort food. I usually serve it with brown rice and steamed broccoli. It would also be great with mashed potatoes or noodles. Delicious!


Chicken Casserole

2-3 cups of chicken, cooked and chopped
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1/2-1 cup of sour cream (I usually don't measure and this really depends on personal preference)
1 cup of shredded cheese (I like to use sharp or mild cheddar)
1 sleeve of buttery crackers, crushed
4 tbsp of butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine soup, sour cream, and cheese. Add chicken to mixture and mix well. Pour into a 2-2 1/2 quart baking dish. In another bowl, combine crushed crackers with butter. Coating crackers well. Spread on top of chicken mixture and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and browned a bit on top.

Serves 4-6 You could also easily double this to feed more or have more leftover.

To make this healthier, I use healthy request cream of chicken soup, low fat sour cream, 2% shredded cheese if I have it on hand, low salt ritz crackers and I skimp on the butter since the crackers are already buttery. It still tastes great!

Happy eating!
Amanda

This is being shared at What's On Your Plate? at Good Cheap Eats and on Cooking Thursdays at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

Sounds yummy, I love casseroles :)