Chicken Casserole Orientale

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  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cups celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour or 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 can water chestnuts, sliced
  • 1 small jar pimientos
  • 3 cups cooked chicken or turkey, diced
  • 1/2 can Chinese noodles
  • 3/4 slivered almonds, toasted


Cook onion and celery in 1/2 cup water until barely tender. Add enough water to vegetable stock to make 2 cups. Stir some cool stock into the flour, return to pot, bring to boil and stir until thickened. saute mushrooms in butter 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, chestnuts, pimientos and chicken to celery sauce. Pour into 3-quart casserole and top with Chinese noodles and almonds Bake, uncovered at 350° 45 minutes. One and 1/2 lbs. cooked shrimp may be substituted for meat.

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