5 Simple Weeknight Dinners That Will Make You Sing Their Praises

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5 Weeknight Dinner Ideas, #4

I needed something quick and easy to make for dinner so I turned to chicken dump casserole. What a winner! Wow! What an easy to make recipe. The other day, the flu had hit my household pretty dang hard. I was the only one who wasn’t sick, however, I had 4 other people to look after.

5 weeknight dinner ideas chicken dump casserole

It seemed like everyone was running fevers and coughing….it was awful. So, I wanted to make them something wholesome and gentle on the tummy and I didn’t want to spend to much time in the kitchen. Chicken dump casserole was the answer.

It only took me about 15 minutes to get this casserole in the oven and then it was back to disinfecting and wiping noses for this mama 🙂



3 cups of diced rotisserie chicken {or any other cooked chicken}
1 can Campbell’s cream of chicken soup
2½ cups cooked rice
½ cup sliced almonds
½ cup mayonnaise
2 cups broccoli florets

8 oz. sliced white mushrooms
½ cup crushed Kellogg corn flakes
2 tbsp Kerrygold butter, melted



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients into a greased 9×13 baking dish. I use a 9×13 because we like extra room for our corn flakes {more crunch!} but this recipe will fit into an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish.
Mix up the ingredients right in the baking dish.
Pour cornflakes into a bag and crush away. They don’t have to be crushed to dust or anything – just break them down into smaller pieces.
Sprinkle the cornflakes over the top of the casserole.
Drizzle melted butter over the top.
Bake for 30- 40 minutes or until casserole is heated through.


Quick Tip: Serve this yummy chicken dump casserole with hot buttered biscuits.



When I shop at my favorite supermarket. The first thing I do is to look page by page at what’s on sale. Usually they have a few things in every department. Produce, cereal, grocery items can tomato products., pasta etc. then check the meat dept. Chicken, ground beef, pork etc. Then dairy eggs, cheese, yogurt sour cream or cottage etc. then bacon, sausage, hot dogs etc. Then bread isle or bakery dept. buy only what’s on sale. Paper products, toilet,towel baggies etc. Every week they change but they always put different items on sale in every dept. about every four weeks they repeat. Try not to buy anything that’s not on sale, unless you have to. You will be supprised at how much you will save. If ground beef is on sale buy several lbs. and freeze, when you need more it will probably be on sale again in a couple of weeks.

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