Hot Chicken Salad (a.k.a. Chicken & Rice Casserole)



We grew up on this Hot Chicken Salad Casserole. It's easy, yummy and freezes well. We always eat it with cranberry sauce. Mmmmmm.

My kids won't eat the yummy topping, so ours goes naked. Still great, though!

Hot Chicken Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
  • 1 family size box of chicken flavored rice/vermicelli (like Rice-a-Roni)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 med onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise (light is fine)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup slivered or blanched almonds browned in small amount of butter or oil
  • 1/2 cup crushed corn flakes


Hot Chicken Salad Directions:

  1. Prepare rice/vermicelli per package instructions.
  2. Add chicken, celery, onion, mayonnaise and soup. Mix well.
  3. Spread into casserole dish and top with corn flakes, then almonds.
  4. Bake at 325 for 20-30 minutes.

10 comments:

  1. The corn flakes sound really good on top!

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  2. This looks super yummy! I so need to try it, now if blogger will let me copy an paste it. I's been hating me ... LOL.

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  3. I grew up on this too! I've never made it myself but there are a whole slew of cream of "X" soup recipes of my mom's that I've stashed away for a rainy day. total comfort food!

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  4. Do you HAVE to use vermicelli? Can you just use regular rice?

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  5. I made this last night with making only a few changes. I added broccoli in exchange for celery, omitted almonds and add some cheddar to the top. Next time may use sour cream instead of mayo but only due to family taste preference. This was a keeper in my house...everyone loved it. thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. My friend made this... she left out the celery (used cream of celery soup), used potato chips instead of corn flakes (yummy!)

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  7. I made this for my grandchildren last night, and they had multiple helpings. I couldn't find a family size box of Rice a Roni,so I used two regular size boxes.

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I eat up comments!!! Nom nom nom.

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