Hot Chicken Salad

I haven’t made this in forever because I love it!  It’s not good for my lose 5 more pounds diet.  So why is it sitting here on my blog now you ask?  Well, when your son returns home after being in California for a year and the mom has not been able to share the food love whatever the “glad your home son” wants he gets.   Call it I’m home and I want all the comfort food that you can give me.  When I came home from college all I wanted was my mother’s Tuna Casserole.  I wouldn’t ask for her great roast beef and gravy or her famous meatloaf or even her fantastic shrimp salad.  All I wanted was  everyday Tuna Casserole.  Well, this is not your every day Chicken Salad.  It’s a little rich for every day.

The recipe goes way back so I am sure that you have seen or had some variety in your lifetime, but I posted it anyway.  If you’ve not had it you should.  It is a heavenly combination that can be described as succulent chicken with a hint of lemon, crunchy celery, toasty almonds, a slight onion flavor intertwined with mayonnaise and the saltiness of the chip topping.  Don’t expect to be able to eat your usual serving of chicken salad.  At least I can’t because it is much richer in flavor.  Hope that you enjoy it and it’s good the next day if warmed in the oven.   By the way I am so glad to have my son home that I am at his beck and call!

Hot Chicken Salad  serves 6

  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cups thinly sliced celery
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup of slivered almonds
  • 2 teaspoons of grated onion ( I use my Mouli to grate the onion)
  • 1/2 can of cream of chicken soup ( I only had cream of celery it worked fine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 – 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of crushed potato chips (crush in a zip lock bag)

Combine all the ingredients except cheese and chips.  Place lightly ( don’t pack)  in a 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish. Top with cheese and chips.  Bake 20 minutes at 325 degrees. 

Enjoy,

The Teacher Cooks

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8 responses to “Hot Chicken Salad

  1. This sounds heavenly…will have to give this a try for a weeknight supper :)

  2. Anything made with love and tasty ingredients has got to be out of this world. I love the cheese/chip topping. That sounds like a great combination.

  3. I remember this dish! And I have chopped, cooked chicken in the fridge. I know what dinner’s gonna be!

  4. I’ve got a similar recipe, Wanda, but without the soup. I’ll have to go look it up. I remember it has water chestnuts in it. It’s an oldie….but delicious, as is this!

  5. Mom used to make a recipe so similar to this when I was a child and I loved it. Thanks for the memory. :)
    valerie

  6. charity

    i learned red leaf salad goes great with this dish.

  7. natasha

    The color of this dish looks really good. So, overwhelming.

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