Thursday, June 14, 2012

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Casserole

Here's an easy recipe that'll come in handy if you need to feed a crowd. Also perfect for a weeknight dinner (just halve the recipe). You can make a day ahead of time - just bake and serve!

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded, mainly white meat (Tip: Costco's your best bet)
  • 2 large boxes of fresh spinach
  • 2 standard bags of wide egg noodles
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 quart Whipping Cream
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Cream crackers, crushed  (or bread crumbs will do)  (Optional)
  • Shredded cheese as topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Boil egg noodles according to instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Stir fry spinach and onion with some oil/butter. Drain and set aside.
  3. Stir cooked egg noodles, shredded chicken, fried spinach, whipping cream, milk and mayo. Mix well.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. If making ahead, you can transfer mixture to a casserole-ready dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate.
  6. Before serving, spread crushed crackers or bread crumbs on top. Then spread cheese.
  7. Reheat in 350 deg F oven until dish is heated and the cheese has melted.
  8. In last 5 minutes, set oven to broil on low to brown the top.
Serves 12.
Source: Inspired by a Real Simple recipe found here.