Chicken Casserole

This is one of those recipes I get asked for continually.  If you have left-over chicken and a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, you essentially have your meal.  Terrific comfort food recipe for a cold night.

1 16 oz. box of pasta (small shells, rigatoni, penne)

Cooked chicken from approx. 2 breasts, cut up (or any left-over chicken peeled from the bone and chopped)*

1 can of cream of chicken soup

1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables (I prefer those with broccoli and cauliflower)

1/2 tbsp. garlic minced

1 1/2 tsp. McCormick montreal chicken seasoning

1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Boil the pasta and set aside.  Combine all the remaining ingredients except 1/2 cup of the cheese in a large bowl.  Toss in the pasta.  Spread in a 12″ x 8″ rectangular baking dish, top with the remaining cheese and bake in preheated 350F oven for 45 minutes or until cooked through.  Serve with a salad and some warm biscuits.