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Chicken Celery Casserole Recipe

"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. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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