This recipe is from New Casserole Cookery the 1968 edition. I like casseroles, they are the frugal cooks friend and I make them frequently. But this recipe is just wrong for many reasons. 1. I like smoked oysters and have them occasionally as a snack with crackers, but they do not belong in a casserole. 2. If I have a nice succulent roast chicken why oh why would I cut it up in a cream soup casserole?3. Why the Italian green beans? I like them also but they are much chewier than a regular green bean and I think the texture would be wrong for this casserole. This casserole is just a disaster!
Chicken Baked With Smoked Oysters And Italian Green Beans
1 9 0z. package frozen Italian green beans
1 roast or barbecued chicken
1 3 2/3-oz. can smoked oysters
1 can condensed cream of celery soup
3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
For a quick assembly job, the barbecued or roast chicken warm from the supermarket is best for last-minute cooking, juicier and more flavorful than that in cans. Cook the green beans according to direction until barely tender. Drain and arrange in casserole, Cut the warm chicken from the bone in bite-sized pieces. Arrange on green beans. Drain and sprinkle smoked oysters on top. Pour in undiluted cream of celery soup. Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top. Bake in 350 degree oven until brown and bubbly, about 35 to 45 minutes.