CRISPY CHICKEN SALAD CASSEROLE

Crispy Chicken Salad Casserole is a delightful fusion of tender shredded chicken, crunchy celery, and crispy fried onions, all baked to perfection with a creamy base. Topped with melted cheddar cheese and an optional sprinkle of almonds, this dish offers a symphony of textures and flavors. Whether served as a main dish or a side,

 

 

 

 

 

Crispy Chicken Salad Casserole is a delightful fusion of tender shredded chicken, crunchy celery, and crispy fried onions, all baked to perfection with a creamy base. Topped with melted cheddar cheese and an optional sprinkle of almonds, this dish offers a symphony of textures and flavors. Whether served as a main dish or a side, it’s sure to be a hit at family dinners or potluck gatherings. Enjoy the comforting taste of this casserole, where every bite promises a mix of creaminess and crunch!

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup potato chips, slightly crushed
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch mix
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and lightly grease a square baking dish with butter or non-stick spray.
  2. Place chicken, cheese, celery and bacon in a large bowl.
  3. In a smaller bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, ranch mix, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and onion powder, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir mayonnaise mixture into chicken until everything is evenly coated, then transfer everything to greased baking dish.
  5. Top baking dish with crushed potato chips, then place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until mixture is hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.
  6. Remove from oven and serve hot.

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