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Crowd Chicken Casserole

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 casseroles (12 servings each)


  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 5 cups crushed potato chips


  • 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.
  • Transfer to two greased 3-qt. baking dishes. Sprinkle with chips and remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 497 calories, 38g fat (12g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 458mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • peanutsnona76
    Mar 11, 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
    Aug 20, 2014

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

  • bethfl
    May 5, 2014

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

  • katecrid47
    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
    Feb 5, 2014

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

  • Bonito
    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
    Nov 3, 2013

    My family loves this recipe!

  • PennyDeeRice
    Aug 31, 2013

    Yummy and is still good if it is served cold.

  • Joscy
    May 16, 2013

    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
    Apr 21, 2013

    Quick question????? Could you combine all these ingredients & put it in a large slow cooker???Tom- Brookfield, WI