This casserole originated as a what-do-I-have-left-in-the-fridge-to-eat casserole.
Ever make one of those?
Sometimes they turn out delicious and sometimes they are pretty
This one, thankfully, is one of the delicious ones. I've made it a couple of times now and haven't had anyone not like it.
This is a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey after Thanksgiving.
Jo's Crazy Chicken Casserole
3 cups chicken, cooked & chopped
1/2 head broccoli, cooked & chopped
3 cups pasta, cooked
1 cup black beans (canned)
1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 cup zucchini, cooked & diced
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp cumin
salt & pepper
1 can (10 oz) cream of chicken soup
1 cup French's Fried Onions
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9 X 13 baking pan with cooking spray, set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients EXCEPT for the French's Fried Onions.
Once well mixed, spread into the prepared baking pan.
Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes, until heated through.
Remove from heat and top with the French's Fried Onions.
Return to oven for another 15 - 20 minutes.
One of the things I love about this is it takes about 2 seconds to make. You throw everything in a bowl and *ta-daah* done. Even if you need to cook the broccoli and pasta and zucchini -- it only adds about 15 minutes to the time.
(I boiled my pasta, used a slotted spoon to remove it from the pot, then threw in the broccoli and zucchini to the boiling water and cooked them for about 5 minutes. They finish cooking in the oven.)
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