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Hot Chicken Casserole

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"A warm, flavor-filled dish that can be prepared far in advance. A good pick for large groups, or small dish that's not too heavy of a dinner. It can also be varied in several ways. This dish does not need to be cooked and can be served cold."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 481 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 2-quart casserole)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine chicken, mayonnaise, celery, water chestnuts, almonds, pimento peppers, dried onion, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with Cheddar cheese and French fried onions.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 481 calories; 40.4 g fat; 14.3 g carbohydrates; 15.6 g protein; 50 mg cholesterol; 685 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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9.29.16 It's so nice to have a tasty, new casserole recipe that doesn't have a can of soup among its ingredients. I may have had a can of large water chestnuts, so I did halve the slices. I ...

Most helpful critical review

Could be very good but too much mayonnaise - I would half the mayonnaise at the very least. It's delicious but I could be sick off of mayonnaise alone.

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9.29.16 It's so nice to have a tasty, new casserole recipe that doesn't have a can of soup among its ingredients. I may have had a can of large water chestnuts, so I did halve the slices. I ...

This is a tasty dish but I do have some issues with the directions. The fried onions cannot hold up to 30 minutes baking. I should have known better and just added them the last 5 minutes. I had...

Could be very good but too much mayonnaise - I would half the mayonnaise at the very least. It's delicious but I could be sick off of mayonnaise alone.

Delicious! So easy to make and we all loved the 'crunchiness'. The only change I made was to use a little less mayo, maybe about 3/4 of a cup (I used half light and half regular). Will definit...

love it all good

I pan fried the celery with real onions before I added to chicken mayo mix. Also added a tap of chili paste as I don’t like pimentos. Served with mashed cauliflower. Good! Family likes it and...

So quick and easy to prepare! It looks pretty unappealing going into the oven but quickly fills the kitchen with delicious smells, and in the end it was a hit! I only made a few changes to suit ...

My boyfriend did not care for it. I thought it was ok.

I am so glad I followed my hunch and tried this recipe. The only changes I made: Did not use the almonds, added one garlic clove and used half a cup of light mayo (which seemed like plenty.) It...