What happens when you combine a popular Thanksgiving side dish with a protein? Why you get a full meal, of course! It’s almost Turkey Day here in the U.S. and I thought I would get a jump start on some fun recipes. The first one is this Chicken & Green Bean Casserole with homemade french fried onions. Hello, yumminess!
The dish is super easy to prepare. The first thing I did was fry the onions. Slice your onion super thin, soak them in buttermilk for about 10 minutes then dredge them in a mix of flour, salt, and pepper. Deep fry them for 4 minutes or so then remove and drain on paper towels.
In the meantime, you can start on the casserole. Prepare a casserole dish by greasing the bottom and halfway up the sides. I use fresh green beans, but you can use frozen if you prefer. Layer them on the bottom of a casserole dish and pour half a large can of Cream of Mushroom Soup on top.
I use 1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders and layer them over the green beans. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and add the other half of the soup over them.
Top with the homemade french fried onions and cook for 45 minutes at 375 degrees F uncovered.
For an extra special treat serve with warm cornbread and sweet potato pie. It will feel like Thanksgiving anytime!