Delicious and different casserole that can be made with unseasoned pre-cooked chicken.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • In a large bowl mix the chicken, celery, water chestnuts, mushrooms, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, onion, and almonds. Transfer to the baking dish, and top with Cheddar cheese and crushed potato chips.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, until lightly browned

Nutrition Facts

548 calories; 41.5 g total fat; 75 mg cholesterol; 661 mg sodium. 18.3 g carbohydrates; 26.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (46)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
Great stuff but made some adjustments (just trust me on this...the result is great!!). In addition to the chicken I added 8oz shell noodles cooked. For the sauce mix I added 1/4 cup sour cream and 1 can cream of chicken and instead of water chesnuts I added a jar of diced pimentos. The increase in the "substance" required me to increase in a sauce to prevent dryness! This is almost like a recipe my mom used to make and the addition of noodles/sauce allows it to go a long way! I have served this to my boyfriends family(not kidding they ONLY eat meat and potatoes) and they grudgingly had to admit that they loved this too and she even requested the recipe (my jaw is still on the ground). Thanks for helping me find a lost recipe...even though I had to make some changes!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/10/2006
Very rich but tasty. A great recipe if you have young children or teenagers. Read More
(6)
56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
Great stuff but made some adjustments (just trust me on this...the result is great!!). In addition to the chicken I added 8oz shell noodles cooked. For the sauce mix I added 1/4 cup sour cream and 1 can cream of chicken and instead of water chesnuts I added a jar of diced pimentos. The increase in the "substance" required me to increase in a sauce to prevent dryness! This is almost like a recipe my mom used to make and the addition of noodles/sauce allows it to go a long way! I have served this to my boyfriends family(not kidding they ONLY eat meat and potatoes) and they grudgingly had to admit that they loved this too and she even requested the recipe (my jaw is still on the ground). Thanks for helping me find a lost recipe...even though I had to make some changes!! Read More
(79)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
Great stuff but made some adjustments (just trust me on this...the result is great!!). In addition to the chicken I added 8oz shell noodles cooked. For the sauce mix I added 1/4 cup sour cream and 1 can cream of chicken and instead of water chesnuts I added a jar of diced pimentos. The increase in the "substance" required me to increase in a sauce to prevent dryness! This is almost like a recipe my mom used to make and the addition of noodles/sauce allows it to go a long way! I have served this to my boyfriends family(not kidding they ONLY eat meat and potatoes) and they grudgingly had to admit that they loved this too and she even requested the recipe (my jaw is still on the ground). Thanks for helping me find a lost recipe...even though I had to make some changes!! Read More
(79)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
i liked this a lot. it disappeared at a covered dish supper recently! i didn't use potato chips for the topping however. i prefer crushed ritz crackers with butter as a topping. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2005
Very good. Been using it as a guide for years. I omit the mushrooms and add a can of cream of chicken soup (reduced fat). I use more onion and cheese (reduced fat). For the mayo I use reduced fat here also but usually add some milk now. Most of the time I shred the chicken instead of cubing it. Hubby insists that I add pepper also. I used to always do the crushed potato chips on top but here recently I have been putting crushed butter crackers on top as we have tried to start eating healthier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2006
SOOO Good. Had to make it a little simplier though... Here are my changes: 2 cans tyson chicken breast meat no water chestnuts sub 1 can of cream of chicken and mushroom soup for the mushrooms and mayo 1/2 tsp dried minced onions instead of grated onion. I did chop my celery though..... Great easy recipe that makes the house smell awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
This is a keeper! My husband loved it. My picky kids (ages 1 &3) opted for chicken fingers but that goes for most every meal at our house. I love this recipe. It would be good to double and serve to a group of people or make for a potluck. It's fairly simple and I have made it ahead and put it in the frig for dinner. My Pampered Chef food chopper chopped the chicken up really small and I liked the texture of the casserole that way. I highly recommend this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
This was excellent I did add a small amount of cooked shell noodles. The water chestnuts add such a nice crunch. I am not a Mayo fan so I did use Miracle Whip instead. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2003
My kids are 16 and 12 and absolutely loved this recipe. I'll definitely be making it again in the future. I seasoned the chicken quite a bit -- was very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
Excellent...it is. An original...it ain't. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
This is a wonderful recipe for large groups. I served this to 20 women and they all loved it and they all went home wih the recipe that night. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/10/2006
Very rich but tasty. A great recipe if you have young children or teenagers. Read More
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