Friday, October 24, 2014

Crunchy Chicken Casserole

"This is another yummy recipe that my sister shared with me.  I made it recently and my husband and I LOVED it!  It is a perfect casserole to make as the weather gets cooler.  I promise that you will add this recipe to your list of favorite comfort food dinners!" 

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1 (8 ounce) package of shredded cheddar cheese, plus desired amount of additional shredded cheddar cheese for sprinkling on top
4 cups cooked chicken, diced*
1 (14.5 ounce) can of sliced carrots, drained
1 (2 ounce) jar pimentos
1 package of Stove Top boxed stuffing mix, any flavor; prepared according to package directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Stir in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add broth, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.  Lower heat, add 8 ounce package of cheese and stir until cheese is melted.  Remove from the heat.  Stir in chicken, carrots and pimentos.  Spread in a shallow 2-quart casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Sprinkle with desired amount of shredded cheddar cheese.  Spoon prepared stuffing over the top of the casserole.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.   

*You can use rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken for this recipe.           

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