Chicken Salad Bake Recipe
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Chicken Salad Bake Recipe

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Classic chicken salad gets a healthy twist. At about 300 calories, this impressive weeknight wonder may even entice guests to indulge in a second helping guilt-free. —Darla Germaux, Saxton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 small green or sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip Light
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 311 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 516 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine Miracle Whip Light, garlic powder and pepper; stir into chicken mixture.
  2. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes.
  3. Toss bread crumbs with butter; sprinkle over chicken mixture. Top with cheese. Bake 7-10 minutes longer or until heated through and top is lightly browned. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Salad Bake in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p47

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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"This was good, but I will bake it a bit longer next time. The veggies weren't really cooked- I like a little crunch, but the onions, pepper, and celery were practically raw. Other than that, this was tasty and simple to prepare."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"we loved this recipe"

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"The recipe calls for Miracle Whip not mayo or salad dressing."

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

""salad dressing" is another name for mayonnaise."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"What kind of salad dressing?"

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