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Pecan Chicken Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

I got this recipe from a radio show years ago, and it's one of my favorites. The unusual pecan-and-cheddar-cheese crusts holds a zippy egg filling flavored with chicken, cheese, dill, onion and a splash of hot pepper sauce. -Jackie Heyer Cushing, Iowa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • FILLING:
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Set aside 1/2 cup of crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. (Crust will be crumbly.)
  2. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  4. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 383 calories, 28g fat (9g saturated fat), 143mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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