Chicken Spinach Casserole

Chicken spinach casserole

This dish is a good one to take to a potluck or to serve to company.  Easy to make.  Tastes wonderful.  What more could you ask?

 

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast

3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 box Orzo noodles

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup flour

1 cup milk

2 cups sour cream

1/3 cup lemon juice

1 package (10 ounce) frozen spinach, cooked and drained

1 (8 ounce) package of slice mushrooms

1 (8 ounce) sliced water chestnuts, drained

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cayenne

1 tsp. paprika

2 tsp. pepper

1 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

Cook chicken, reserving broth, and cut into bite sized pieces.  Cook Orzo and drain.  Melt butter and slowly stir in butter until blended.  Add milk and broth.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thick.  Add all the rest of the ingredients except chicken, orzo and cheese.  Mix well.  Fold in orzo.  In large butter casserole dish layer 1/3 of vegetable/orzo mixture, then 1/2 chicken.  Repeat ending with remaining vegetable/orzo mixture.  Sprinkle cheese over top. Bake at 300 degrees for 25-30 minutes.  Serves about 6-8.

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