Sunday, July 20, 2008

Chicken & Rice Casserole

This is a great freezer meal, one of those that you can make ahead and freeze and then just pop out when you are ready to eat it. For Christmas last year I made Lindsey 6 meals to keep in her freezer and this was one of was the gift of time since she is so busy, it would give her 6 nights of hassle free dinner. Last time I made this, I doubled the recipe and had enough for one large casserole dish and I think 3 of the smaller 9X9 casserole dishes. If you freeze it, wait to put the cornflake topping on it so it doesn't get soggy. Its very basic but easy and affordable. You could probably spruce it up with some frozen peas or something if you want some color. I usually make a big batch and eat one that night for dinner and then freeze the rest for the future on those nights when I get home and just want to veg on the couch. This is also good for when you need to take dinner to someone who just had a baby, you can just take it to them frozen and they can fix it whenever they want, that night or in a week when everyone is gone and you need an extra hand. :)

Chicken & Rice Casserole
1/2 c. butter
3 c cooked rice (or it says you can mix in 1.5 cups of raw rice and it will work, but I haven't tried it)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 1/2 c. chicken broth
4 c. boiled, boned, cut-up chicken or turkey
cornflake crumbs

Put butter in dish and melt. Mix all other ingredients together and stir in butter. Top with cornflake crumbs. Bake at 275 degrees for 2 hours. You can fix this ahead of time and freeze. This freezes well. Make 2 or 3 at a time to have on hand.

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