Dinner Tonight: Overnight Chicken Casserole


With patience comes great reward. Barbara A Bacher submitted this recipe for a chicken casserole that benefits from a night’s soak in the fridge. Ms. Bacher believes the recipe may have originated from an article published in The Blade in the 1970s.

Overnight Chicken Casserole

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped fine
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups uncooked small elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • ½ pound cheddar cheese, in small cubes

Combine all ingredients, and mix well. Place in a buttered casserole and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350° for 1-1½ hours.

— Barbara A. Bacher

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