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Hot Chicken Salad Casserole

This rich and creamy chicken salad would be a welcome addition to any buffet table. This salad is among my family's favorite casseroles. It's great for potlucks.—Eleanor Hein, Kirkland, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup seasoned salad croutons
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, onion and salt until smooth. Stir in the chicken, celery, water chestnuts, croutons and almonds.
  • Spoon into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes.
  • Combine bread crumbs and butter; stir in cheese. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 576 calories, 42g fat (13g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 682mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • 2ndSaturdayDeb
    Dec 12, 2013

    This is a great dish! No matter where I take it, I'm always asked to share the recipe. Great in a pita pocket, on a toasted english muffin or with crackers! I use french onion sun chips in place of the salad croutons and do not use the bread crumbs and butter with the cheese for the topping. Can be made the night before and warmed in the crock pot...top with cheese only 30 minutes before serving. SO delicious!

  • John Deere Lady
    Jan 7, 2013

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  • janet59
    Jan 4, 2010

    This is an excellent recipe.. I even took a dish to someone in need...it's easy and taste wonderful... I used yogurt instead since my son can't have sour cream...which also made it even more healthier.