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Betty's Best Hot Chicken Salad Recipe
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Betty's Best Hot Chicken Salad

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"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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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 5 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until heated through and bubbly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 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).

 
May 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.

 
Mar 22, 2005

Interesting recipe...it had good flavor and crunch but was very greasy. Is this a sandwich salad recipe?

 
Jan 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.

 
Jun 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! :)

 
Jun 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.

 
Mar 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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 539 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 46.4 g
  • 71%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 658 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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