Recipes and Cooking Casseroles Chef Makes Retro Chicken and Chips Bake Be the first to rate & review! Chef Alexis deBoschnek makes a chicken casserole recipe from a 1960s edition of a Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process and Katlyn Moncada Katlyn Moncada Instagram Katlyn Moncada is the associate food editor at BHG.com, sharing food news and tutorials on becoming better home cooks. She is a writer and editor with nearly a decade of experience in digital media, photography, and video production. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 14, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 6 servings Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe Throughout Better Homes & Gardens' 100th birthday year, chef Alexis deBoschnek helped celebrate by recreating dishes from the BHG Test Kitchen. In this episode of Then & Now, the featured recipe is a retro chicken casserole (originally titled Chicken 'n Chips Casserole) from a 1960's Better Homes & Gardens Casserole Cook Book. The chicken casserole starts with pre-cooked chicken. Since this recipe is from the "Luscious Leftovers" section of the cook book, feel free to use leftover boiled chicken breasts or purchased rotisserie chicken. To the chopped chicken, deBoschnek adds sliced celery, which she says "gives better crunch" than finely chopped celery. For added crunch, slivered almonds are added to the casserole mixture. In addition to some salt, monosodium glutamate (MSG) is added as a flavor enhancer. "Wow, it's umami. It's amazing!" deBoschnek says after taking a taste of MSG on its own. As the chef grates onion, she realizes this is basically a baked chicken salad casserole. With chips as her snack of choice, deBoschnek is excited to decorate the border of the chicken dish with potato chips. She opts for whole chips, but you can also go with crushed potato chips. Topped with cheese and baked until bubbly, this is a baked chicken casserole the chef is excited about eating. "Honestly, I would consider making this again. This is delicious," she says. Shirley Cheng Chef Transforms Our Retro Gelatin Salad into a Poached Tuna Salad Ingredients 2 cups cooked chicken 2 cups celery 1/3 cup slivered almonds 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp monosodium glutamate (MSG) 2 tsp onion 2 tbsp lemon juice 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup potato chips, crushed or whole Directions Combine all ingredients except cheese and potato chips. Pile lightly in greased 8-inch shallow round baking dish or shallow 1½-quart casserole. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Border casserole with potato chips. Bake in 425ºF oven for 20 minutes or until heated through. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 420 Calories 36g Fat 7g Carbs 17g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 420.1 % Daily Value * Total Fat 36.1g 46% Saturated Fat 8.9g 44% Cholesterol 72.6mg 24% Sodium 793.2mg 34% Total Carbohydrate 7g 3% Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3% Total Sugars 0.8g Protein 16.5g Vitamin D 0.2mcg 1% Vitamin C 4mg 20% Calcium 158.9mg 12% Iron 1mg 6% Potassium 319mg 7% Fatty acids, total trans 0.3g Vitamin D 9.7IU Alanine 0.8g Arginine 0.9g Ash 3.3g Aspartic acid 1.6g Caffeine 0mg Carotene, alpha 0mcg Choline, total 16.1mg Copper, Cu 0.1mg Cystine 0.2g Energy 1757.2kJ Fluoride, F 7.1mcg Folate, total 32.3mcg Glutamic acid 2.8g Glycine 0.8g Histidine 0.5g Isoleucine 0.8g Leucine 1.3g Lysine 1.3g Methionine 0.4g Magnesium, Mg 24.5mg Manganese, Mn 0.1mg Niacin 3.7mg Phosphorus, P 196.6mg Pantothenic acid 0.8mg Phenylalanine 0.7g Phytosterols 19.2mg Proline 1.1g Retinol 133.1mcg Selenium, Se 13.4mcg Serine 0.7g Starch 0g Theobromine 0mg Threonine 0.7g Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2.1mg Tryptophan 0.2g Tyrosine 0.6g Valine 0.9g Vitamin A, IU 627.2IU Vitamin A, RAE 142.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 57.2mcg Water 79.2g Zinc, Zn 1.7mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.