Guest post from Brigette Shevy
This creamy comfort-food casserole was a standard “company” meal at our house while I was growing up. In fact, for years this was one of just two meals (the other being homemade lasagna) that my mom served to our various weekly dinner guests!
Although Chicken Almondine is extremely easy to put together, it includes a few ingredients like water chestnuts and almonds that kick up its “fancy” factor. The recipe came from one of my mom’s lifelong childhood friends, and it has been a part of our family favorites for over 30 years.
This versatile main dish can easily be adjusted to your family’s taste preferences (and the amount of time you have to spend in the kitchen). We normally used homemade biscuit dough instead of the canned crescent rolls, but either works great! You can also make your own cream soup if you have that little bit of extra time and motivation.
Just the smell of this in the oven brings back so many happy childhood moments for me!
- 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
- 1 8-oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained
- 1 4-oz can mushrooms, drained
- ½ cup finely chopped celery
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- 1 10-oz can condensed cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup (or homemade equivalent)
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream or plain yogurt
- 1 8-oz can crescent rolls*
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup slivered almonds
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Mix together the first 8 ingredients and spread in an ungreased 9×13 pan. Bake 10-15 minutes.
Top with the crescent rolls unrolled and laid flat. Melt the butter and mix with the cheese and almonds. Spread on top of the rolls.
Reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake an additional 25 minutes.
Makes one 9×13 pan (approximately 8 servings)
*or use your favorite homemade biscuit dough, rolled ¼” to ½” thick
Brigette is a full-time wife and mother who is blessed with three amazing bundles of energy and another on the way. She enjoys music, experimenting in the kitchen, homeschooling her children, finding great deals, long-distance running, and anything chocolate.
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