Crowd Chicken Casserole Recipe
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Crowd Chicken Casserole Recipe

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Here's a no-fuss feast that will bring you rave reviews. It's a creamy, comforting casserole that appeals to everyone.—Marna Dunn, Bullhead City, Arizona
Featured In: Top 10 Potluck Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 10 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 10 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cups slivered almonds
  • 2 bunches green onions with tops, sliced
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 5 cups crushed potato chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 497 calories, 38g fat (12g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 458mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a very large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; add 2 cups cheese. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and sour cream; add to chicken mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to two greased 3-qt. baking dishes. Sprinkle with chips and remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 casseroles (12 servings each).
Originally published as Crowd Chicken Casserole in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p54

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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peanutsnona76 User ID: 8027573 245276
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2016 Edited May. 10, 2016

"The group I served this to loved it. If you have a problem with calories, use reduced fat cheese, light mayo and light sour cream.They work fine."

Grace1018 User ID: 7559734 5317
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"We liked it. I did not have olives, chips, or celery on hand."

bethfl User ID: 5886321 5448
Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"This tastes good, but the calories are unbelievable - mayonnaise, cheese and sour cream?"

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 7112
Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"The whole family loved this. I also cut the recipe in half. Next time I will bring it to a potluck!

The potato chip topping was a great touch."

jsmatt User ID: 6631770 6170
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"I cut the recipe in half, and added frozen spinage. my family loved it! There were no left overs."

Bonito User ID: 1630276 6580
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"I made this for our neighborhood group this weekend but I did omit the chili peppers and used green pepper - it was amazing loved the potato chip topping."

99LuvToCoook User ID: 7403297 6567
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"My family loves this recipe!"

PennyDeeRice User ID: 6308549 5445
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"Yummy and is still good if it is served cold."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 6543
Reviewed May. 16, 2013 Edited May. 10, 2016

"An ideal dish to make/take to a fami;y reunion,since there are many **hearty appetites**! Thank you for sharing!! (I also like showing off (so to speak) my culinary skills."

tomswit User ID: 494802 6861
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"quick question????? Could you combine all these ingredients & put it in a large slow cooker???

Tom- Brookfield, WI"

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