Chicken And Rice Casserole

Recipe Courtesy of Paula Deen

1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
1 (4 ounce) jar pimentos
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans green beans, drained and rinsed
3 cup diced cooked chicken
1 medium onion, peeled and diced
2 tablespoon butter or vegetable oil
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (6 ounce) box long-grain wild rice, cooked according to package directions
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.

Heat butter or oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl.

Add all remaining ingredients to bowl and mix together until thoroughly combined.

Pour into a greased 3-quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for a few minutes before serving.

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