We love a casserole over here and a chicken casserole is always gobbled up with no complaints at my house! There are two different recipes that I typically go back and forth between, but I’ve had my eye on this one for a while and decided to give it a try. I would still say the other two would be my favorites and will have to share those eventually, but this one was really good and I will definitely make it again. I liked that a vegetable was already in the casserole, even if it was covered with goodness that maybe isn’t as good as just a simple side of steamed broccoli. hahaha!
I did make a few adjustments to the recipe. For one, I halved the recipe. We usually would eat chicken casserole leftovers up, but I didn’t want to risk having a ton of leftovers if we didn’t like it. Secondly, I did not cook my chicken per the recipe. I always prefer putting my chicken for casseroles in the crock pot with some water, salt and pepper and cook on low for 8 hours. I think the flavor is much better than cooking in oven or even boiling. I hate chicken like that if I’m being honest. It seems tougher and the flavor just isn’t as good in my opinion. Also, I like having that broth in case I want to add to my recipe. So I shredded my chicken with a fork after cooking and added to the bottom of my dish and then just followed the recipe from there.
I will say the next time I make this, instead of layering the chicken and then broccoli and pouring the mixture over the top, I plan to mix it together first before putting in the dish. Then add my toppings of almonds, bread crumbs and french fried onions.
I always enjoy trying a new recipe and I’m glad I finally pulled the trigger here. We will add it to our chicken casserole rotations with a few adjustments next time. Y’all have a great day and I will see you tomorrow with an all-time favorite dessert in our family!