Almond Chicken Casserole I


This dish refrigerates and freezes well, so it can be prepared ahead and stored.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
12 servings


  • 1 ½ cups uncooked long grain white rice

  • 3 cups water

  • 5 cups diced cooked chicken

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup plain yogurt

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion

  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts

  • 1 ½ cups sliced almonds

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 2 teaspoons ground white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 3 cups cornflakes cereal

  • 1 cup butter, melted


  1. Combine rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  3. In a large bowl stir together the cooked rice, diced chicken, mayonnaise, yogurt, cream of mushroom soup, and chicken broth. Mix in the lemon juice, onion, water chestnuts, 1 cup of sliced almonds, and celery. Season with white pepper and salt. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.

  4. In a bowl, toss the remaining 1/2 cup sliced almonds and cornflakes cereal with the melted butter. Spread evenly over the casserole.

  5. Bake 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

537 Calories
35g Fat
34g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 537
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 1011mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 306mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.