I don’t make it like this. I may use grilled chicken breasts cut up & canned broth, but it’s all about the same. Right?
This one is good for potlucks, covered dish dinners, or picnics. Works well with egg noodles, or any of those Amish looking packaged noodles. Don’t be stingy on the butter. This isn’t health food. Carrots or celery added in may make it a bit more like chicken noodle soup without the broth. The broth is only to keep the noodles barely wet and the chicken from drying out. I may mix some spices in with the breadcrumbs too. Maybe poultry seasoning?
Bethany made these for dinner on Sunday night. They’re one of my favorites.
There are many variations on the ‘net out there.
I’d use Miracle Whip instead of mayo if I was doing it, but there’s not enough to taste the difference. We also generally add a 2nd can of cream of chicken soup so there’s more (& thicker) gravy. We have used the light Miracle Whip and the “healthy request” can of chicken soup with no discernible difference.
Obviously, a rotisserie chicken makes this go a little more quickly. Ha ha. Also, I like to grill the chicken breasts on the counter-top electric grill rather than boil them. Seems easier, and I like the dark edges.
This is one of my favorie meals, it lasts for lunches for days or freezes well. I like ’em with a side of nice fresh green beans.
Also… you could change it up with Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Celery or Cream of whatever soup… Not sure how you’d adapt to a vegetarian/vegan version if you wanted to… I know Campbell’s “cream of” soups have “natural flavors” that could have once been alive & self-aware… and I’m not sure about stove-top stuffing but I’m sure there’s chicken flavoring in there.
We’ve also done this with leftover Turkey & stuffing after Thanksgiving.
My wife makes a tasty Reuben Casserole. If you like a good Reuben sandwich, you’ll appreciate this dish.
Reuben casserole recipe with corned beef, sauerkraut, rye bread crumbs, Swiss
cheese, and Thousand Island dressing.
- 1/2 to 1 pound corned beef, cooked, diced or sliced
- 1/4 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
- 1 can or bag sauerkraut (16 oz), drained and rinsed
- 1/2 pound shredded Swiss cheese
- 6 slices rye bread, crumbled
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
Place corned beef in a lightly greased 9- X 13-inch baking dish. Dot with the
dressing. Spread sauerkraut over top; sprinkle with cheese. Toss crumbled rye
bread with the butter then sprinkle over top.
Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.