This is a yummy alternative to all the chicken casseroles out there, and my kids even love it!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water, rice, and chicken bouillon to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir zucchini, celery, and onion in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir rice, cream of mushroom soup, cream of mushroom soup with roasted garlic, water chestnuts, chicken, mayonnaise, and lemon juice into vegetable mixture. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Spread French-fried onions over rice mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and lightly browned, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

368.4 calories; 6.6 g protein; 35.3 g carbohydrates; 15.7 mg cholesterol; 869 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2013
Wonderful dish I will definitely make this again. This was the first casserole I have ever made it was very easy to follow the instructions and end up with a delicious meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/03/2017
Not worth eating again. Spent time purchasing items prepping cooking and then eating. Just okay. So not worth cooking again. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2013
Wonderful dish I will definitely make this again. This was the first casserole I have ever made it was very easy to follow the instructions and end up with a delicious meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2013
Wonderful dish I will definitely make this again. This was the first casserole I have ever made it was very easy to follow the instructions and end up with a delicious meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2014
I added a whole med. zucchini broccoli and extra chicken. It was great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2013
Thought this had a really nice flavor! Oven wasn't working so I just fried my veggies and threw all the rest in a pot on top of the stove until rice was done. Had to watch it a bit more but turned out great. Didn't have chestnuts so added a can of bamboo shoots and some red pepper for color! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2014
Very easy to make. The kids had no idea the zucchini was in there we have a lot shredded. There were no left overs. I also used long grain brown rice instead of white rice which my husband loves!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/01/2017
Prepared as per the recipe and to be quite honest it tasted really bland. Don't think I'll use it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2016
This is delicious in it's original form BUT it works great for leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Chop some up and toss it in instead of chicken! I traded the cream of mushroom out for cream of chicken soup. I shredded the zucchini put in a cup of celery and omitted the water chestnuts. Not necessary and you get plenty of crunch from the celery. Not your typical leftover turkey recipe but SO delicious. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2014
I used green beans instead of zucchini. I did not care for them. Over all the dish was good but not great. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
04/03/2017
Not worth eating again. Spent time purchasing items prepping cooking and then eating. Just okay. So not worth cooking again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2019
This dish is delicious! We regularly have different group sessions in our home and this is a regular on my list to serve! I will substitute cream of chicken for the mushroom sometimes or use one chicken and one mushroom. Still just as good. Read More