Do Ahead Chicken Casserole

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2hrs 5mins
2 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly butter a 9x13-inch oven proof dish.
  2. Cut crusts off the bread and save.
  3. Place bread slices in a single layer in the bottom of the dish.
  4. Put chicken on top.
  5. Sauté mushrooms in 2 tbsp butter and then put mushrooms on top of the chicken.
  6. Sprinkle water chestnuts and pimentos on top of the mushrooms.
  7. Dot with mayo and top with cheese.
  8. Melt two tbsp butter in skillet, stir in flour until smooth.
  9. Whisk in 2 cups broth, bring to a boil, whisking constantly until thickened, set aside.
  10. Whisk milk and eggs together and pour over the cheese.
  11. Spoon chicken broth sauce over the casserole.
  12. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  13. Bring to room temperature and sprinkle with buttered crumbs (see below).
  14. Bake in 350°F uncovered for 1-1 1/2 hours.
  15. Buttered crumbs:
  16. Crumble the crusts of the bread in crumbs.
  17. Melt 1/4 cup butter add crumbs and toast for 10-15 minutes .
  18. The crumbs can be made ahead and stored in a jar in the fridge.
  19. Do not add crumbs to casserole until just before baking.

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