The Ultimate Chicken Casserole

The Ultimate Chicken Casserole

Add something tasty to your family's dinner tonight! Serve this casserole made with chicken breasts, broccoli spears and water chestnuts.

Prep Time



Total Time




8 to 10


tablespoon vegetable oil
pounds chicken breast tenders (not breaded)
packages (10 ounces each) frozen broccoli spears, thawed and drained
can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup
cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
teaspoon lemon juice
cup milk
teaspoon curry powder, if desired
cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
cup dry bread crumbs
can (2.8 ounces) French-fried onions
cup slivered almonds
  1. Heat oven to 350°. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Layer broccoli spears, water chestnuts and chicken in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches.
  2. Mix soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, milk and curry powder; pour over chicken and broccoli. Sprinkle with cheese, bread crumbs, onions and almonds.
  3. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer or until broccoli is tender.
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Ellen T. Shares her Recipe "When I don't feel well, I don't like fussing in the kitchen. This was such an easy recipe, I was up to preparing it even when I was very tired. It's also great for entertaining."
To make ahead: Cover baked casserole with aluminum foil. Freeze no longer than 2 months. About 1 hour before serving, heat oven to 350°. Bake in covered baking dish 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until hot.
A Note from Dr. Ghosh This recipe is a great source of many essential minerals. Lack of magnesium, one of the minerals here, can become a problem if malnutrition occurs, as it can during cisplatin chemotherapy. Magnesium deficiencies can lead to weakness, lethargy, nausea and vomiting.
High in vitamins A and C; good source of fiber

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 660mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
  • Protein 33g;
  • 1 Starch;
  • 1 Vegetable;
  • 4 Lean Meat;
  • 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.