Green Bean Chicken Casserole

Green beans, chicken and cream of mushroom in one dish…

Hope everyone’s New year is coming along great. It’s indeed a great start for me, however after 10 days holiday I feel way too lazy to get back to work. Holidays are never long enough!

Making green bean casserole had been in my mind for so long, so I decided to make it for last night’s dinner. Before I started to cook I had to refill my refrigerator with veggies and meat, so I headed out for a grocery shopping. It was all fine when I entered the store, when I came out after about two hours of shopping I was welcomed by a surprise blizzard. It was crazy out there and driving through the blizzard was little scary. The mighty blizzard continued till this morning and we had heaps of snow on our drive way. Hubby had a great workout snow blowing. Here is the picture of our frozen grill sitting on our deck. I’ve been seeing snow for so many years, yet I can’t get over with it.

I first thought of making the casserole just with green beans, then after a second thought added chicken to it. Poured cream of mushroom which I made from scratch over the green beans, chicken and baked it. It was creamy, had veggies and chicken in it, a great dish to whip up on a blizzard night 🙂

Green Bean Chicken Casserole

Ingredients

  • Chicken boneless, cubed- 2 chicken breasts
  • Green Beans, whole or halved- 1 huge bowl or depending on your needs
  • Cream of mushroom- 1 can (I made it from scratch)
  • Ground pepper- to taste
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oregano, or any dried herbs- 2 tsp

Making cream of mushroom: (or use canned cream of mushroom)

  • Mushroom, white or brown sliced- 1 packet
  • Half-half cream- 1 1/2 cups
  • Ground pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Dried Oregano- 1 tsp
  • Salt- little
  • Olive oil- 1 tbsp

Instruction

For making cream of mushroom

  1. Place a large pan over medium heat, add oil and add mushrooms, saute till it turns tender.
  2. Add cream, ground pepper, salt and oregano to it.
  3. Let it slightly heat up.
  4. Puree the mushroom along with the cream in a blender to a smooth constituency.
  5. Return to the pan and heat for a couple of minutes, keep aside.

Making the green bean chicken casserole

  1. In a pan, cook the cubed chicken seasoned with little ground pepper, dried oregano and salt.
  2. When the chicken has almost cooked, add the green beans and cook till beans turn just tender, remove from the heat.
  3. Don’t over cook the beans.
  4. Add the cooked chicken and green beans to the cream of mushroom and combine well.
  5. Pour the  mixture into a casserole or oven proof glass dish.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F.
  7. Bake the mixture for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and serve hot with your choice of bread or veggies.

Tips:

  • You could even add fried onions to this dish and bake it.
  • You could even add cooked pasta to this dish.
  • If you are using canned cream of mushroom, don’t add too much salt to the chicken as the cream of mushroom has salt in it.

 

Green Bean Chicken Casserole
 
Ingredients
  • Chicken boneless, cubed- 2 chicken breasts
  • Green Beans, whole or halved- 1 huge bowl or depending on your needs
  • Cream of mushroom- I made it from scratch or use canned cream of mushroom- 1 can
  • Ground pepper- to taste
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oregano, or any dried herbs- 2 tsp
Making cream of mushroom: (or use canned cream of mushroom)
  • Mushroom, white or brown sliced- 1 packet
  • Half-half cream- 1½ cups
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Dried Oregano- 1 tsp
  • Salt- little
  • Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Instructions
For making cream of mushroom
  1. Place a large pan over medium heat, add oil and add mushrooms, saute till it turns tender.
  2. Add cream, ground pepper, salt and oregano to it.
  3. Let it slightly heat up.
  4. Puree the mushroom along with the cream in a blender to a smooth constituency.
  5. Return to the pan and heat for a couple of minutes, keep aside.
Making the green bean chicken casserole
  1. In a pan, cook the cubed chicken seasoned with little ground pepper, dried oregano and salt.
  2. When the chicken has almost cooked, add the green beans and cook till beans turn just tender, remove from the heat.
  3. Don't over cook the beans.
  4. Add the cooked chicken and green beans to the cream of mushroom and combine well.
  5. Pour the mixture into a casserole or oven proof glass dish.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F.
  7. Bake the mixture for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and serve hot with your choice of bread or veggies.
Notes
You could even add fried onions to this dish and bake it.
You could even add cooked pasta to this dish.
If you are using canned cream of mushroom, don't add too much salt to the chicken as the cream of mushroom has salt in it.

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