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Creamy Hot Chicken Salad

Makes: 12 servings
Serving size: 3/4cup
Prep 25 mins Bake 400°F 25 mins to 30 mins
Creamy Hot Chicken Salad
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  coarsely crushed potato chips
  • 1/2  cup  chopped pecans
  • 6  cups  chopped cooked chicken
  • 2  cups  shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
  • 2  cups  chopped celery (4 stalks)
  • 1  cup  chopped red and/or yellow sweet pepper (1 large)
  • 1/4  cup  sliced green onions (2)
  • 1 10 3/4 ounce can  condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1  cup  mayonnaise
  • 1 8  ounce carton  sour cream
  • 1  teaspoon  dried thyme or basil, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  •  Coarsely crushed potato chips (optional)
  •  Carmelized Red Onion (optional)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl combine potato chips and pecans. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl stir together the chicken, cheese, celery, sweet pepper, and green onions. In a medium bowl stir together the soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, thyme, and black pepper. Add soup mixture to chicken mixture; fold gently to mix. Transfer chicken mixture to a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with potato chip mixture.

3. Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through and bubbly. Top with additional crushed potato chips and caramelized red onions, if desired.

From the Test KitchenCaramelized Red Onion:
  • Cut 1 small red onion into thin wedges. In a small saucepan cook onion, covered, in 1 tablespoon hot butter over low heat about 15 minutes or until tender and golden, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts (Creamy Hot Chicken Salad)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 478,
  • Fat, total (g) 37,
  • chol. (mg) 100,
  • sat. fat (g) 12,
  • carb. (g) 8,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 12,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 27,
  • vit. A (IU) 826,
  • vit. C (mg) 17,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 7,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 554,
  • Potassium (mg) 348,
  • calcium (mg) 182,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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