This may be the quickest casserole I’ve ever made; individual casserole dishes made it even faster. This is a fast, delicious way to use up some holiday leftovers – cooked turkey or chicken, olives from the relish plate, celery and onions you might have left from making dressing. I think ham would be good too, or a combination of chicken and ham. I remember this dish from '60's home economics classes. The recipe was on a store-brand box of cornflakes I purchased to make cookies; I used some of the cornflakes in another casserole and also crushed them to bread pork chops.
My husband says “I’ll take this again.” This is a perfect way to follow the adage “use it up……”
· Preheat oven to 350°. Combine chicken, celery, mayonnaise, olives, onion, lemon juice and 2 cups cornflakes. Pour into 1 1/2 quart shallow baking dish. Bake 15 minutes.
· Combine remaining 1/4 cup cereal and cheese; sprinkle over chicken mixture. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted.
I baked the individual casseroles 15 minutes, added topping and baked an additional 5 minutes.
Per Serving: 437 Calories; 38g Fat (76.2% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 82mg Cholesterol; 413mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 3 Fat.