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Chicken Salad Casserole

I’m making a classic chicken dish and I wanted to share it with you since I couldn’t find this particular version of the recipe online.  Although I’m almost positive it’s around here somewhere!  The versions I came across are mixed with more fattening options, such as condensed soups, sour cream, buttery crackers and potato chips!

So far I have done really well in 2017, cooking for the family and losing some unwanted Christmas poundage.  And I’m continuing on…

Tonight’s dinner is Chicken Salad Casserole from the American Heart Association Cookbook.  I have doubled the recipe since we have a family of 5 and not everyone’s on a diet!

Chicken Salad Casserole
Makes 8 servings (about 7 cups)

1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. skim milk
4 c. cubed cooked chicken
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 8 oz. can mushrooms, drained
1 c. water chestnuts, chopped
1 c. onion, chopped
1 4 oz. jar sliced pimento, drained
1 T. lemon juice
1 t. thyme
Freshly ground pepper

1/2 c. fat free cheddar cheese
(I am adding to this recipe: salt, of course and some fat free cheddar cheese.  I know people don’t care for the taste of low fat or fat free “fake cheese” and that’s fine.  You can use full fat, it just ups the calories and fat content.)

In a 2 quart casserole, combine milk and mayonnaise; mix in all remaining ingredients except the cheese.  Cover and bake at 350* for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven sprinkle top with cheese and place back in oven uncovered until cheese melts and heated through.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13 g 20 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 12 %
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 63 mg 21 %
Sodium 528 mg 22 %
Potassium 143 mg 4 %
Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 6 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 24 g 47 %
Vitamin A 13 %
Vitamin C 35 %
Calcium 12 %
Iron 4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


I thought this was delicious!  My kids however, thought the vegetables were a little overwhelming, but they did like the chicken!  I would have to agree, if I were a kid, I probably wouldn’t have liked it either.  But shhhh, cuz I didn’t tell them that!




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