Chicken-Cashew Casserole

Chicken-Cashew Casserole

Skip pricey Chinese takeout. Instead, pull together this casserole version of cashew chicken, with crunchy chow mein noodles, nuts and water chestnuts, in just 15 minutes.

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1 1/2
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
can (28 oz) chicken chow mein mix
cups chow mein noodles
cups snow (Chinese) pea pods
can (10 3/4 oz) condensed 98% fat-free cream of chicken soup
can (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
cup cashew pieces
  1. In 10- or 9-inch glass pie plate, arrange chicken, thickest parts to outside edges (sides of chicken will touch). Cover plate with microwavable plastic wrap, folding back one corner or edge 1/4 inch to vent steam. Microwave on Medium (50%) 14 to 16 minutes or or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Let stand 5 minutes. Cool slightly; cut into desired size of pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. Separate cans from chow mein mix. Drain large can of vegetables. In bottom of casserole, place 1 1/2 cups of the chow mein noodles. In large bowl, stir together both cans of chow mein mix, the pea pods, soup, water chestnuts, soy sauce and 3/4 cup of the cashews.
  3. Stir chicken into chow mein mixture. Spoon over chow mein noodles in casserole.
  4. Cover with foil; bake about 1 hour or until hot. In small bowl, mix remaining 1 1/2 cups noodles and 1/4 cup cashews; sprinkle over casserole. Bake uncovered 5 minutes longer.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Bringing this casserole to a potluck? Bake it for 1 hour, then reserve the noodle-cashew mixture. Sprinkle it over the top right before serving.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 515
    • (Calories from Fat 235),
  • Total Fat 26g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 1590mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
  • Protein 33g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.