Hot Chicken Salad

Hot Chicken Salad is a retro favorite that makes a quick and easy family meal. This is southern comfort food at its best with a creamy chicken filling and crunchy potato chip topping.

Hot Chicken Salad

 

It only takes a few minutes to get this casserole prepped for the oven. Start with 4 cups of cooked chicken. You can use all chicken breast meat or use the meat off of 1 rotisserie chicken for ease. You could also use turkey instead of chicken. This is a great recipe for using up leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Old-fashioned Hot Chicken Salad

 

The chicken gets mixed with a cup of mayonnaise, a can of condensed cream of chicken soup, a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to perk the flavors up, celery, grated onion, chopped water chestnuts, shredded cheddar cheese, and slivered almonds. It’s super creamy but the celery, almonds, and potato chips add lots of crunch.

Hot Chicken Salad recipe

 

What I love about this recipe is it turns one of my favorite lunches, chicken salad, into a warm, comfort food meal that’s perfect for fall weather.

Hot Chicken Salad is a super creamy and rich casserole so you’ll want to keep the portions small and serve it with a green salad.

Hot Chicken Salad casserole

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Hot Chicken Salad
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Hot Chicken Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Hot Chicken Salad is retro favorite with a creamy chicken filling and crunchy potato chip topping.

Course: Casserole
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 6
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 4 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • salt
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed potato chips, plain or ruffled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 11X7-inch casserole dish.

  2. Combine all ingredients except salt and potato chips in a large bowl. Stir well.

  3. Taste the mixture and add salt to taste. You will probably want to add between 1/4 and 1/2 teaspoon depending on the saltiness of your chicken and your preference for salt level.

  4. Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Sprinkle crushed potato chips on top.

  5. Bake 25 minutes. Serve warm.

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