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One Of Our Favorite Family Dinners – Chicken Casserole & Creamed Corn

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It’s your lucky day! Your reward for stopping by today is not ONE….but TWO delicious recipes! Well, at least WE think they are delicious! As a matter of fact…they are two of our family’s FAVORITE dishes! In honor of my mother-in-law Dorothy…I’m sharing HER recipe for Chicken Casserole. I’ve been meaning to post this for the longest time but just haven’t gotten around to it. It is hands down one of our family’s FAVORITE meals.

Try not to be intimidated by its’ fancy name. 馃檪 That’s what it says at the top of the recipe card I got from my mother-in-law some 20+ years ago. I’ve seen it on other blogs with names like Poppyseed Chicken Casserole and Chicken and Ritz Casserole….but we’re simple folk and ours is just…Chicken Casserole (but feel free to call it whatever you like!)

The second recipe is one we are EQUALLY fond of…..Creamed Corn. Again, I apologize for the lackluster name…but I guess our family is more concerned with eating stuff than naming it. 馃檪 This is actually a dish I traditionally serve at our family Christmas party with my Foolproof Prime Rib..and this year I almost FORGOT to make it!

I was checking out at the grocery store with my Prime Rib Roast and the cashier mentioned how she usually makes creamed corn when she cooks Prime Rib. I almost fainted! If I had forgotten the creamed corn….I would have had a mutiny on my hands. 馃檪 But out of this near disaster…I managed to get a few pointers from my friend Karyn the cashier that made it the best creamed corn we’ve ever had! My family was oooooing and ahhhhing over it, even though we have it every year.

Chicken Casserole

  • 4-5 chicken breasts (I used tenderloins tonight because I was in a hurry and they cook fast!)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tube crushed Ritz crackers
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 T poppy seeds (optional)

Cook chicken in a little bit of oil in a saute/frying pan on the stove. (I usually cook with my “house” seasoning…garlic powder, onion powder and dried parsley flakes, salt and pepper)

When cooked through (no pink inside), cut up into bite-sized pieces, and put in a 9 x 13 casserole dish.

Mix cream of chicken soup and sour cream and spread over chicken.

Put the tube of crackers in a ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin, spread crushed crackers over soup and sour cream mixture. Melt butter and drizzle over the top. Sprinkle poppy seeds on top (I usually omit these.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour until golden brown and bubbly.

Note: For my son with Celiac’s I prepare a separate portion in a small pyrex dish with gluten free Glutino crackers on top.

This is my youngest’s all-time FAVORITE dish….bar none. He was not the least bit impressed with the Prime Rib…but tonight when he asked what I was making for dinner and I told him….his exact words (word?) were….”Yesssssssss!!!!!” 馃檪

Creamed Corn

(I usually double this recipe.)

  • (1) 24 oz bag of frozen shoepeg corn (I buy the Pictsweet brand)
  • 8 oz. heavy cream
  • 8 oz. milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 tsp. sugar
  • 2 T. melted butter
  • 2 T. Flour (or cornstarch for GF)
  • pinch white pepper (black pepper is just fine too)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Put corn, cream, milk, salt, and sugar in saucepan and bring to a boil. (At first it will be a solid frozen mass….just give it time….it will warm up and liquify)

Melt butter in microwave and add flour to make a roux (thickener). Will be the consistency of paste.

Mix this into the corn. Continue to cook until thickened. Add pepper. Pour into casserole dish (9 x 13 if you doubled it) and top with Parmesan cheese. Put into 350 degree oven for 20 minutes (or until cheese is good and melted!)

I have made this recipe for years to rave reviews….but substituting regular frozen corn with the shoepeg corn and adding the Parmesan cheese…made it even better!

What are your family’s favorite meals?

Chicken Casserole

Jill Nystul
3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4-5 chicken breasts I used tenderloins tonight because I was in a hurry and they cook fast!
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tube crushed Ritz crackers
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 T poppy seeds optional

Instructions
 

  • Cook chicken in a little bit of oil in a saute/frying pan on the stove.
  • When cooked through (no pink inside), cut up into bite-sized pieces, and put in a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
  • Mix cream of chicken soup and sour cream and spread over chicken.
  • Put the tube of crackers in a ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin, spread crushed crackers over soup and sour cream mixture.
  • Melt butter and drizzle over the top. Sprinkle poppy seeds on top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour until golden brown and bubbly.

Creamed Corn

Jill Nystul
3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 359 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 24 oz frozen shoepeg corn
  • 8 oz heavy cream
  • 8 oz milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • pinch white pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Put corn, cream, milk, salt, and sugar in saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Melt butter in microwave and add flour to make a roux (thickener). Will be the consistency of paste.
  • Mix this into the corn. Continue to cook until thickened. Add pepper.
  • Pour into casserole dish and top with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Sodium: 585mgCalcium: 164mgVitamin C: 8mgVitamin A: 807IUSugar: 6gFiber: 3gPotassium: 422mgCholesterol: 73mgCalories: 359kcalSaturated Fat: 13gFat: 22gProtein: 9gCarbohydrates: 36gIron: 1mg

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