Saturday, April 9, 2016

Artichoke Chicken Casserole


     If you like Hellman's hot artichoke dip you are going to love this casserole from Betty Crocker.  It's ridiculously easy and sinfully delicious.  For the sake of convenience you could even make the chicken mixture at home, keep it cold in a Tupperware container then bake it at your destination.  Use low-fat ingredients if you're trying to cut the calories and if you can't find the refrigerated Alfredo sauce, use a heaping cup of the jarred variety.  In my 10 inch dutch oven, the casserole baked for 35 minutes with 10 briquettes around the base of the oven, 14 around the outside of the lid with 4 spaced evenly in the center.  Double the recipe and bake it in your 12 inch dutch oven if you're feeding a crowd.  Perfect for a ladies luncheon or a campfire feast, file this one away, it's a definite keeper.

Chicken Artichoke Casserole
1/3 cup roasted red bell pepper, from a jar, chopped
1/4 cup sliced green onions (4-5 medium )
3 cups cooked, chopped chicken
1 14 oz can artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
1 10 oz container refrigerated Alfredo pasta sauce
1 cup shredded refrigerated Asiago-Romano-Parmesan Italian cheese blend
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 5 oz bag cheese croutons, coarsely crushed

     Lightly oil or spray 10 inch dutch oven.
     In large bowl, combine all ingredients, except croutons.
     Spoon evenly into prepared oven.
     Top with croutons.
     Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
     Makes 4-5 servings.

Top chicken mixture with crushed, cheese flavored
salad croutons

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or
until hot and bubbly

Quite possibly my new favorite casserole

2 comments:

  1. Made for wife and self... SCRUMPDILLYICIOUS!. One serving leftover for next day lunch was even better. (Important to crush croutons. I forgot and they were soggy).

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    1. Thank you for your feedback Baba, am very happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed the recipe, I think it's one of my favorites. Happy cooking! Liddy

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