To make buttered crumbs, add a couple
tablespoons butter to a frying pan. Add breadcrumbs and stir until toasty.
Creamy Cheesy Chicken Casserole
2 C. dry shell macaroni
3 - 4 C. cubed cooked chicken or turkey
1/2 lb. cubed yellow cheddar cheese
Crushed potato chips or buttered crumbs, for topping
1/3 C. butter or margarine
2/3 C. flour
3 C. chicken broth (add milk to make 3 C. if not enough broth)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 small can mushroom pieces, drained, optional
1 small chopped onion
Generous dash garlic powder
Salt and pepper, as needed
Preheat oven to 350° F. Cook macaroni according to directions and drain. Stir
together chicken, cheese and sauce ingredients.
Pour into a shallow baking pan. Bake until bubbly, about 35 - 40 minutes.
During the last 5 minutes in oven, sprinkle buttered crumbs or crushed potato
chips over top of casserole. Return to oven for 5 minutes, being careful not to
let topping get too done.