Creamy Chicken Chow Mein Casserole Recipe From Back In the Day by Donna John

Creamy Chicken Chow Mein Casserole Recipe From Back In the Day

Yep, Andy Griffith, Aunt Bee and the whole gang in Mayberry have probably enjoyed this easy chow mein casserole recipe. And it's been in my recipe arsenal since the early '90s. This family-pleasing casserole recipe is from Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook. It's comforting, filling and full of those Asian flavors we love. I did tweak the recipe just a bit (see Recipe Notes) to use more fresh ingredients.

To make this Asian-inspired chicken casserole recipe you will need a short list of ingredients. Nothing fancy here. Here is your shopping list: olive oil or butter, fresh mushrooms, celery, onion, canned cream of mushroom soup, cashews, cooked shredded chicken and crispy chow mein noodles.

Serve this creamy chicken chow mein casserole for dinner with whatever side dish you enjoy. You can serve this over rice or on its own with a vegetable. We like crispy eggrolls or a vegetable like bok choy, broccolini or snow peas.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4 


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Recipe Notes

  • The original recipe calls for butter and canned mushrooms. If you like canned mushrooms, go for it (be sure to drain them first). For me, fresh mushrooms that have been cooked until soft are the way to go, as is olive oil instead of butter. 
  • For the chicken, four large chicken thighs boiled until done and shredded works well. 

Here's how to make it:

1. If using fresh mushrooms, sauté them in a little olive oil or butter until soft. You could also throw them in with the celery and onions and skip this step.

2. Cook the onions and celery in a little olive oil or butter until soft.

3. Add the soups, cashews, shredded chicken and 3/4 of the chow mein noodles. Mix well. Season with black pepper, to taste.

4. Pour into a casserole dish. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 30 minutes.

5. Sprinkle the remaining chow mein noodles on top and bake 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 433

Total Fat: 20.4g

Saturated Fat: 3.6g

Cholesterol: 54mg

Sodium: 386mg

Total Carbohydrate: 34.8g

Dietary Fiber: 4.6g

Total Sugars: 5.9g

Protein: 32.2g

Vitamin D: 720mcg

Calcium: 41mg

Iron: 9mg

Potassium: 995mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Yum! I love the recipes you share, Donna John . You make it so easy to follow with your step-by-step photos, thank you!
Donna John
A family favorite!!!
Simple goodness...
Lois Harach
It amazes me how someone signed me up to another place that I never would have thought of. Writing her recipe down, see what my personal chef thinks of it, but he’s going to hate the cream of mushroom soup something to chuck out. My chef, if you may have guessed, is my husband. I’m disabled, so I am have so blessed everyday to look at me when he wakes me for the day.
Donna John
Cream of mushroom soup is not always a bad thing! We're so glad you're here and hope you find lots of recipes you enjoy. Please let us know if you try it!

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