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CHINESE CHICKEN CASSEROLE

This Chinese Chicken Casserole is a quick and easy dinner made with leftover holiday turkey or chicken or your neighborhood grocer's rotisserie chicken. It's easy, healthy and perfect for the busy weeknights.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keywords asian, casserole, chicken, chow mein, dinner, zucchini
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 332 kcal
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini, ¬†washed
  • Sea salt
  • 3-4 cups cooked turkey, chopped or 1 rotisserie chicken, chopped or 4 boneless, skinless¬†chicken breasts, cubed
  • Sesame oil (if using raw chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup carrots, grated (I used a pre-grated package)
  • 1 cup snow peas, fresh from produce section
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup cashew pieces
  • 3/4 cup crunchy chow mein noodles Goldbaums makes a gluten-free version(optional)
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom (Pacific Organic makes a gluten-free version)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons Hoisin sauce (check for Joyce Chen's gluten-free version)
  • 1 Tablespoon Tamari soy sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large oval casserole dish with a non-stick spray.
  2. Using a mandolin, julienne your zucchini with narrow blades into noodles. 

  3. Place in a colander, salt generously and let sit over a bowl for at least 30 minutes. This will get most of the moisture out of the zucchini that would dilute the dish. When ready to add to dish, carefully squeeze one last time to get any remaining moisture out of the noodles.

  4. While zucchini is sweating, prepare chicken if using raw chicken.

  5. Season chicken with salt & pepper. 

  6. Heat sesame oil in large skillet and cook chicken thoroughly. Drain and place in large bowl. 

  7. Follow directions from here for cooked chicken. To the same skillet, add a little more sesame oil, if needed, and saute celery, carrot, snow peas, green onions and garlic for about 5 minutes. Place vegetables in bowl with chicken. 

  8. Add zucchini noodles, 1/2 cup cashews, 1/2 cup chow mein noodles and pinch of cayenne to the bowl with chicken and sauteed vegetables.

  9. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients together then add to chicken-vegetable mixture. Toss well. 
  10. Pour into prepared baking dish.

  11. Bake for 25 minutes then top with remaining nuts and chow mein noodles and cook for 5 additional minutes.
Nutrition Facts
CHINESE CHICKEN CASSEROLE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 568mg 24%
Potassium 603mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 79.9%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 18.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.