Monday, December 7, 2009

Chicken, Mushroom, Broccoli and Rice Casserole



Wow that is a mouthful and this casserole is too! This recipe was given to me ages ago by my fabulous neighbor Pam (and it was given to her by a good friend), so it is making the rounds!, It is sooo good! It feeds an Army and is true comfort food!

I adore recipes that are shared and continue to be shared. To me that is part of the brotherhood or sisterhood of food and cooking. The sharing of recipes and food brings people together and gets them excited, to me it is almost spiritual. I am fairly shy in person but, I can talk to anyone about cooking and recipes, it brings me out of my shell!

I made a few tiny changes and believe me it was awesome! Thanks again for sharing such a special recipe Pam!

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion
1 lb mushrooms quartered
1 stalk of celery diced (I used two)
1 box of Farmhouse Long Grain & Wild Rice (or your favorite brand), prepared per instructions
2 cooked chicken breasts, cubed
1 6-8 oz can of sliced water chestnuts, diced
1 cup of broccoli florets
1 10 3/4 oz can of Cream of Chicken soup
1 10 3/4 oz can of Cream of Celery soup
1/4 cup light mayonnaise (I probably used a bit more than that)
Salt and pepper to taste
Johnny's Garlic Salt - just a few shakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare rice per instructions.

In a heated pan add 1/2 tbsp oil and cook mushrooms until golden brown - remove from pan.
Add the other 1/2 tbsp of oil to the pan and cook onions and celery until soft. **I actually cooked all three items at the same time**

Using a steamer, steam broccoli until just fork tender, then cool. **I put the broccoli in raw**

Mix your soups and mayonnaise together and add about 1/2 cup of water to thin it out, and whisk till smooth, add in your salt, pepper and seasoning salt. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Put into a baking dish and heat uncovered for 40 minutes until bubbling. Let cool for a few minutes prior to serving.

19 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks really tasty. I love mushroom with rice..

A Year on the Grill said...

All those ingredients are terrific... i would love a hunk of that right now, cold and windy outside... this warm out of the oven... good eats!

Karen said...

Wow, I just stumbled onto your blog through another blog. You cook just like I do! And, guess what...I live pretty close to you. I am over in Washington, east of Vancouver near the gorge. And my future daughter-in-law is from Beaverton. How crazy. I was doing a blog, but the rest of my life has gotten too crazy, so I will live vicariously through yours. I will definitely be trying a lot of these recipes!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious Cheryl another one on my to try list!!!

teresa said...

this is my type of casserole. my family would love it!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

This looks evil-- evil good. I love water chestnuts, so this one got my attention. No fat grams, right? LOL

Bethie said...

Need to make this!! Looks heavenly.

Pam said...

Isn't this so tasty? It's perfect for this cold and windy weather we have been having.

Thanks for the shout out and link back to my site.

Karine said...

Your casserole sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks like my kind of casserole!

Sharon said...

I have always loved casseroles and this is a great addition to my recipe collection. I can't wait to try it!

Grace said...

what a terrific casserole, cheryl! i love the plated serving most of all--very nice. cream of whatever soups don't get used often enough!

Katherine Aucoin said...

It may be a mouthful and you have it plated so elegantly Cheryl! They all say we eat with our eyes and i'd love this for dinner tonight.

figtree said...

I love everything in this..I will make it soon!

Elra said...

Gosh, I am way too shy to admit that I never had any rice casserole before. This look so good Cheryl.

burpandslurp said...

Goodness gracious! This is one hunk of a dish...Oh look at that creaminess...that cheesiness...oh lordy!

MaryBeth said...

I would be all over it minus the shrooms....it looks wonderful Cheryl

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Perfect combination. This would not last long in my house!! Looks great!

lostpastremembered said...

Goodness, how do you make a casserole look so gorgeous??? Real comfort food recipe, Thanks!

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