Get ready for a flavor-packed twist on the classic with Emy’s Crispy Chicken Salad Casserole! This dish is the perfect addition to elevate any picnic, BBQ, or game day feast. Packed with the goodness of crispy chicken, cheddar cheese, and a delightful crunch from potato chips, it’s a crowd-pleaser that brings a fresh take to traditional flavors.
- 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
- 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup slightly crushed potato chips
- 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
- 1 cup finely chopped celery
- 1/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
- 1 tablespoon dry ranch mix
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1. Preheat and Prepare:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a square baking dish with butter or non-stick spray.
2. Mix the Goodness:
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked chicken, cheddar cheese, celery, and crispy bacon.
3. Whisk the Creamy Dressing:
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, ranch mix, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, salt, and pepper until well blended.
4. Coat and Transfer:
- Pour the creamy mayonnaise mixture over the chicken mixture, ensuring everything is well coated. Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
5. Add the Crunch:
- Sprinkle the slightly crushed potato chips evenly over the top of the casserole.
6. Bake to Golden Perfection:
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the casserole is hot, bubbly, and the cheese has melted into a golden wonder.
7. Serve and Enjoy:
- Remove from the oven and serve while hot and crispy!
🍗🥗🧀 There you have it! Emy’s Crispy Chicken Salad Casserole, a delightful twist on tradition that guarantees seconds and smiles. Enjoy this crunchy, flavorful creation at your next gathering!