This is not an original recipe, but it is so good, I had to post it. It would also be good as a side if you replaced the chicken with more green beans. This is cheap, easy, and delicious!
3 cups diced cooked chicken
1 medium onion, diced & sauteed
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained & chopped
2 (14 ounce) cans French style green beans, rinsed & drained
1 (4 ounce) can pimientos, rinsed & drained
1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (6 ounce) box uncle ben’s long grain and wild rice blend, cooked according to package directions
1 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all ingredients together & pour into a 3-quart casserole.
Bake for 25 minutes.