My dear friend Betty's favorite hot chicken salad! It is made special with cashews and celery, then topped with shredded cheese and potato chips.

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Ingredients

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

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the chicken, celery, cashews, mayonnaise, onion, salt and lemon juice. Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish, then top with shredded cheese and potato chips.

  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until heated through and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

539 calories; 46.4 g total fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 658 mg sodium. 13.4 g carbohydrates; 18.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2005
I've had this recipe in my recipe box for months meaning to try it out. I made it tonight and it's a winner! My mom made a dish similar to this which is what prompted me to try it. The cashews were fun. I used half light mayo and it turned out perfect. Still creamy. I used about 1/3 of a red onion chopped fine. This along with the celery added beautiful color. I didn't have problems with it being too greasy and I even added the chips (about 1/2 cup). It's common sense that it will be a rich dish though. We all loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/26/2009
I had a recipe like this which I used for years as did my church ladies group but we added 1 can of cream of chicken soup to the mix believe me it makes all the difference in the world! I tried this out of curiosity and it was greasy bland underdone and not really as good as my old recipe. I also topped mine with a combination of Ritz crackers and cheddar cheese (do NOT use low cal mayo or cheese in this - it doesn't work). Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2005
I've had this recipe in my recipe box for months meaning to try it out. I made it tonight and it's a winner! My mom made a dish similar to this which is what prompted me to try it. The cashews were fun. I used half light mayo and it turned out perfect. Still creamy. I used about 1/3 of a red onion chopped fine. This along with the celery added beautiful color. I didn't have problems with it being too greasy and I even added the chips (about 1/2 cup). It's common sense that it will be a rich dish though. We all loved it! Read More
(24)
Rating: 2 stars
01/26/2009
I had a recipe like this which I used for years as did my church ladies group but we added 1 can of cream of chicken soup to the mix believe me it makes all the difference in the world! I tried this out of curiosity and it was greasy bland underdone and not really as good as my old recipe. I also topped mine with a combination of Ritz crackers and cheddar cheese (do NOT use low cal mayo or cheese in this - it doesn't work). Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2005
I've had this recipe in my recipe box for months meaning to try it out. I made it tonight and it's a winner! My mom made a dish similar to this which is what prompted me to try it. The cashews were fun. I used half light mayo and it turned out perfect. Still creamy. I used about 1/3 of a red onion chopped fine. This along with the celery added beautiful color. I didn't have problems with it being too greasy and I even added the chips (about 1/2 cup). It's common sense that it will be a rich dish though. We all loved it! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/19/2005
I made this recipe last night for my family of five after I went to the store to get everything I needed. They all hated it. There's so much mayo it's discusting. I was very disappointed - not to mention still hungry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2005
I have been making this for years but topped with shaved almonds. Great for cassserole to take to new moms etc they can bake when needed even freezes well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2005
Great casserole! We omit the potato chips (not neccessary!) which really cuts down on the greasy-ness factor. And if it still seems like it might be too rich use low-fat mayo! My family LOVES this salad! (and no it's not a "Sandwich" chicken salad but would be great with a good green salad on the side and a nice crusty piece of bread!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2005
Interesting recipe...it had good flavor and crunch but was very greasy. Is this a sandwich salad recipe? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2008
I was a little dissappointed by this recipe. With the ingredients it sounded pretty tasty. Not that it was really bad it was just ok. It was pretty greasy and I didnt use the full amount of chips called for. I probably wont be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/14/2007
This recipe is way too rich as is-- tons of mayonnaise salty cashews and chips cheddar cheese. It almost made me sick an hour after I ate it. Although the meal is flavorful if you like chicken salad I would reduce the amount of mayonnaise by A LOT before making this again! The other liquid ingredients (including the melted cheese) will make up for the lost mayonnaise. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2004
I have been making this recipe for years with out the cashews and LOVE it. I tried it with the cashews and it was great too. Read More
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