I thought this was alright. It was on the bland side which was probably apparent from the recipe that all items lacked any kick. It has a nice crunch from celery, almonds, and water chestnuts. I minced the onion very fine so it blended into casserole adding a savory flavor without overpowering. I understand a small chopped onion should be about half a cup, and I probably used a few TBSP extra.
I added garlic powder, chili powder, and a splash of cayenne the next day. Everyone liked it much better. Or MUSH better, as it was a bit more soupy the next day so I made plates with a slotted spoon to strain excess liquid.
I would make this again, but I would cook the rice less before hand so I could absorb more liquid as casserole cooked. Of course, I'd add extra ingredients tried on leftovers from the start this time too.
This is one of my favorite chicken casseroles. I love the water chestnuts and the almonds. Great flavor. I make it and divide it in smaller containers and freeze it.
My family loved this! - even the picky eaters! It was easy to pull together and keeps well for leftovers. This has been added to our monthly rotation.
This has some very good ingredients but the canned soup taste over powers them all. Will not make this again.
I really didn't like this recipe. If you're going to make it...sweat out the veggies! All i could taste the entire time was onion and celery. I left out the almonds and added a cup of cheese.
This is a great make ahead dish for a crowd