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Cashew Chicken Casserole

To make this ahead of time, place everything in the casserole dish except cashews and chow mein and then store in the fridge. Add toppings right before baking and cook for a total of 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Garnish and Glaze


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 2 cups peppers, chopped (I prefer red, orange, and yellow any color combo works just fine)
  • 2 10 ounce cans cream of mushroom soup*
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 4 cups cooked chicken, cubed (~12 chicken tenders)
  • 1 cup mushrooms, quartered*
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 drops hot sauce
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • 2/3 cup cashews, halves


  • In a large skillet, melt butter and saute onions and celery until onions are tender. Add peppers, soup, and chicken broth and simmer 5 minutes. Mix in the chicken, mushrooms, soy sauce, and hot sauce and simmer 5 more minutes.
  • Grease a 2.5 quart dish (or 9x13 inch) and press cooked rice into the bottom of the dish. Pour the chicken mixture on top. Sprinkle chow mein noodles and cashews on top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.


*If you don't like mushrooms don't add them and use cream of chicken soup instead cream of mushroom.