Hot Savannah Chicken Salad Casserole (Paula Deen)

"This sounds like a really odd combination but it is really yummy! I haven't met a Paula Deen recipe that I haven't liked yet. :) My notes are in parentheses. I've also used Recipe #278160 for the soup."
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1 casserole


  • 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 12 cups mayonnaise (I use low fat)
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag potato chips, crushed
  • 12 cup slivered almonds (I omit this)
  • 4 cups cooked chicken, cubed (I sometimes use leftover chicken or turkey)
  • 2 cups celery, diced (I omit this and use a little celery seed instead)
  • 14 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 -2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (This is my addition)


  • Lightly butter a 13x9 pan. Stir together the soup, mayonaisse, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • In a medium bowl, reserve 1 cup of the potato chips and 2 tablespoons of the almonds for the topping.
  • Place half of the remaining potato chips in the casserole spreading them evenly.
  • Place half each of the chicken, celery, onion, eggs, and remaining almonds in the casserole, then spread half of the soup mixture on top.
  • Repeat the layers, ending with the reserved potato chips and almonds. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. My philosophy about recipes is they offer a combination of ingredients that I can adjust to likes, dislikes and what's in the fridge and pantry.
  2. Did anyone read this recipe? It says in the description no eggs and in the list of ingredients says 4 hard boiled eggs..
  3. This was excellent and easy to throw together, though I would recommend using half the potato chips due to the high salt content (I would skip the first layer).
  4. Great casserole! The husband and kids devoured it! I picture this being a great dish to throw together after teaching all day come this fall and winter! Thanks for a great addition to our dinner lineup!
  5. My mother makes this exact recipe and it's delicious!


  1. 3/4 c. mayo, 3/4 c. sour cream, no boiled eggs and Gray Poupon mustard and only 1 can cream of chicken and 1 can cream of mushroom with roasted garlic. (The cream of mushroom with roasted garlic is the greatest soup Campbell's has created in eons)!!
  2. Use some canned french fried onions, they add more than the potato chips, also nice and crisp rice chowmein noodles are a great topper too, or you could mix the fried onions with the noodles, I've had it that way too, but you just have to watch those onions they can burn pretty fast, don't get into a long winded phone call........
  3. I took this to a potluck and it didn't go over as well as I expected. I think the main problem was the chicken was seasoned and the sauce wasn't enough seasoning to cover the bland chicken. Next time I"ll use chicken that is well seasoned. I think I'd also omit the potato chips and put this over pasta instead.
  4. What can I use other than chips? I need to be very careful with sat fats.


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