Creamy Chicken Chow Mein Casserole Recipe Has Roots in Mayberry by Donna John

Creamy Chicken Chow Mein Casserole Recipe Has Roots in Mayberry

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. 

The original recipe is from Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook, and 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. You can serve this over rice or on its own with a vegetable.

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

Servings: 4 to 6


Here's how to make it:

1. If using fresh mushrooms, saute 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.

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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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