Surprising Chicken Salad Casserole

Surprising Chicken Salad Casserole

All of the great flavor you love about chicken casserole recipes is piled into a delicious casserole form in this super simple recipe for Surprising Chicken Salad Casserole. Why is it so surprising, you ask. This yummy casserole recipe features crushed potato chips on top to give it that extra bit of crunch to make it a completely memorable meal. Your family will be begging you to make this delicious chicken salad casserole recipe week after week... it really is that good!


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Cooking Time35 min

Cooking MethodOven, Casserole


  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 5 cups cubed, cooked chicken
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup crushed potato chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise and lemon juice until smooth.
  3. Add chicken, celery, rice, almonds, onion and pimientos; mix well.
  4. Spoon mixture into a greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and crushed potato chips.
  5. Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.


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