Hot Chicken Salad Recipe

hot chicken salad casserole recipe

We recently had a couple of friends over for a casual dinner and I served one of my favorite “Southern” recipes, hot chicken salad. I chose to make this as part of the Hellmann’s Chicken Change Up campaign to share a new twist on an old classic (cold chicken salad). This dish is easy to prepare and even the kids enjoyed it so it meets my criteria for excellence *wink*.

This recipe gives a unique spin on traditional chicken salad and since it’s baked it’s more hearty and filling.  Our guests loved it, my daughter loved the crunch inside, and served with a baguette and salad it makes a great meal for dinner or a luncheon. Get the recipe below and make it for your next gathering or weeknight meal.

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Hot Chicken Salad

  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup Hellman’s Light mayonnaise
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 small can Fried onions

Preheat oven to 35o degrees, and spray a 9 x 11 baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine all ingredients together except the fried onions. Mix 1/2 the can into the mixture, reserving the rest for topping. Transfer to baking dish and cook for 20 minutes.

Top with remaining onions and cook for 5 more minutes. Serve with salad and crusty bread.

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You can visit Hellmann’s facebook page to participate in the Chicken Change-Up, where you can find ideas on managing dinner dilemmas and enter for a chance to win daily prizes.

 

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. Suburban prep says:

    Wow I love those herbs. I try to stay away from salt when cooking and add in herbs for flavor.

  2. I think I found my lunch recipe!

  3. Patricia Crowley says:

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hellmann’s is my favorite for potato salad! Would love to win, excited about all the summer bbqs coming up!

  5. I have never made *hot* chicken salad. What an idea! And so simple…definitely going on my short-list to try :) Thanks!

  6. I’m such a flake, I always need recipe substitutions, that book would be really handy!

  7. What a great giveaway!!

  8. mmm… great recipe! Will be trying it soon :) I also love to use herbs in my cooking, and that herb savor pod set would definitely come in handy, and the chicken rubs and seasoning set would be great to try since we love to BBQ chicken over the summer!

  9. I love that you change up your party posts with useful recipes too!

  10. Melinda T says:

    Sounds like a delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Thanks for the recipe. I will try it at our weekly Sunday family dinners.

  12. This recipes sounds yummy! Thank you for the giveaway! My family love to try different spices and rubs:)

  13. pruttybird says:

    Definitely gonna try this recipe … Yummy and easy … Gotta like that :)

  14. I’ve always wanted fresh herbs in my home to cook with. This would be great!

  15. sandyb720 says:

    Oh this recipe looks so good. I am always looking for a new recipe like this that I can make that is really good but lighter. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you for this great chance.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  16. Delicious recipe!

    Thanks for sharing!

  17. Crissy Nesselrodt says:

    I would love to experiment around with these items! What a great giveaway opportunity!

    Thanks!!

  18. Looks delicious. My husband doesn’t care for traditional chicken salad – but maybe he’d like it like this! We’ll have to give it a try.

  19. Lisa Reid says:

    I love the spin on chicken salad! Would love to win the giveaway! Have a great day and thanks!! :)

  20. Love the giveaway and the recipe!

  21. thanks for the giveaway

  22. I would love this!

  23. i would have never thought to put this together like this but it looks soo yummy. a a great giveaway. thanks

  24. Looks good

  25. Your recipe looks delicious!

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  26. The recipe sounds so good!

  27. You mentioned that you served this dish to company. How many people did you feed? The recipe doesn’t say how many it serves. Also, it says to serve with bread & a salad. However, that just doesn’t seem like enough of a “dinner” to feed my guests. What did you serve with this? Any suggestions for side dishes? Also, how would this be served on croissants? Thanks!

    • Tammie, we had a couple over and with appetizer and dessert it was plenty. If I were to serve another side dish it would probably be steamed broccoli, but it’s really a personal preference. When serving 1 casserole-type dish I like to keep the rest of the food simple. I don’t know about a croissant, but I put it on the baguette and enjoyed it that way.

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