Chicken Celery Casserole Recipe

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"When time is short and I have many guests, this is the recipe I reach for," relates Ruth Andrewson from Peck, Idaho. "The comforting dish has a crunchy topping and can be on the table in under an hour."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 8 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • 1 cup crushed french-fried onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 754 calories, 68g fat (12g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 766mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the chicken, celery, pecans and diced onion. Combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice and garlic salt; add to chicken mixture and mix well. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Top with potato chips, french-fried onions and cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until chips are crisp and cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Celery Casserole in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p19

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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smcd1506 User ID: 7418121 220171
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"I use left over turkey at Christmas and Thanksgiving. Love it"

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