Friday, February 14, 2014

Chicken & Squash Casserole

4 med. sized yellow squash
1 med. size onion

Peel and slice squash.  Place in a boiler.  Slice onion and add to squash.  Add enough water to cover.  Bring to a boil, cover and lower heat to a simmer.  Cook until squash and onions are tender.  Drain and pour into a large bowl.

1 cup chopped, cooked chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pkg (14 oz.) stuffing mix
1 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup chicken broth

Add all to the bowl with the squash and onions.  Mix well

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray.  Evenly spread mixture in pan.  Bake 30-35 minutes or until bubbly in center. 

Martha:  This is a great dish to trick the kids into eating their squash.  It's also a good dish to get me to eat my squash, since I'm not a fan.  This I could eat until someone rolled me away from the table.  It's moist, there is a slight taste of cheese, onion, chicken, and yes squash.  Combine all of those flavors with the stuffing mix and oh so good!  Add a salad and you have a great meal. 

Lillian:  I do love squash, raw or cooked.   This dish is one more to enjoy when the squash are in season and plentiful.  Squash has such a mild taste and the other ingredients here just boost the flavor.   A real treat here!

Tip:  Want to make quick work of cutting up your chicken?  Buy a pair of pruning shears for your kitchen.  They are perfect for cutting up chicken, especially whole birds.  The soft handles are comfortable and the shears are strong enough to slice through the toughest joints with ease.