Total Time
45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is my most requested recipe. It can be prepared a couple hours ahead of time which makes it a perfect dish to serve when entertaining. Just pop it in the oven a few minutes before you plan to eat. I especially like to serve it during the summer months accompanied with a jello salad and some fresh fruit and fresh crossiants. But it's equally good served in the cooler months along side of a vegetable (maybe peas or asaparagus) and a nice spinach salad and hot bread.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups cut-up cooked chicken
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced onions
  • 12 cup chopped almonds
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 23 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 -6 hardboiled egg, chopped
  • 2 cups crushed potato chips (see Note below)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except chips.
  2. In a casserole dish, place ½ of the crushed potato chips. (see Note below).
  3. Add the chicken salad mixture.
  4. Top with the remaining chips.
  5. Bake at 350-450 for 15 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  6. Note: I actually don't divide the potato chips. I only use about half of the chips called for in the recipe -- and skip the bottom layer. I only put the crushed chips on the top of the casserole. This is just personal perference. I wanted to submit the recipe the way it was written and the way I made it when I first found it.
  7. Note: Crushed corn flake cereal can be used in place of the potato chips.

Reviews

(4)
Most Helpful

Made this dish as part of a buffet for a baby shower, it was demolished and i had several requests for the recipe..super simple and soo good.

ChefDebs October 08, 2011

This was very good. I did not add any almonds as I didn't have any. next time I'm going to decrease the celery to about 1 1/4 cup. It seemed to overwhelm. Other than that we loved it!

Wendy13 July 03, 2009

Comfort food at its best! I used leftover rotisserie chicken and hard boiled the eggs the night before so it went together very fast. I had jumbo eggs so only used 3. The only change I made was did not put potato chips on the bottom just put them on top. Baked at 350 degrees for 25 minutes and that was perfect. It does not get easier than this! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will definitely be making this again in the very near future!

Skooch October 14, 2008

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