Hot Savannah Chicken Salad Casserole
While vacationing in Savannah, Georgia a few years ago we ate at Paula Deen’s restaurant called The Lady and Sons. There was a gift shop there and of course I had to buy her cookbook. I have never been interested in trying recipes with potato chips in them but I couldn’t help myself and I had to try this recipe from her cookbook because I love chicken salad.
Made with chicken, celery, hard boiled eggs, onion, chips and more I didn’t except to like this casserole, however, it was surprisingly delicious! I liked it even better the next day. I used cooked rotisserie chicken which made this a very easy casserole to put together.
Adapted from Paula Deen’s cookbook.
Lightly butter an oven safe 13” x 9” dish.
In a medium bowl stir together the soup,
mayonnaise, mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
Set aside 1 cup of the crushed potato chips for the topping.
Place half of the remaining chips evenly into the buttered dish.
Place half each of the chicken, celery,
onion and eggs evenly on top of the chips.
Spread half of the soup mixture over the top
then pepper to taste. Repeat the layers
with the remaining ingredients.
Top with remaining chips.
Bake in a preheated 350º oven, uncovered, for
35 minutes or until heated through then serve.
Hot Savannah Chicken Salad Casserole
- 2 Tbsp. butter (for the dish)
- Three 10¾ oz. cans cream of chicken soup
- 1½ cups mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- One 10 oz. bag potato chips, crushed
- 4 cups cubed cooked chicken, boneless and skinless
- 2 cups diced celery
- ¼ cup finely diced onion
- 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
- pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly butter a 13″ x 9″ oven safe casserole dish.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the soup, mayonnaise, mustard and Worcestershire sauce until smooth.
- Set aside 1 cup of the crushed potato chips for the topping. Place half of the remaining chips evenly into the buttered dish covering the bottom.
- Place half of each of the chicken, celery, onion and eggs evenly on the top of the chips.
- Spread half of the soup mixture over the top then pepper to taste.
- Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients topping off with the 1 cup of reserved chips.
- Bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes or until heated through then serve.
Categories: Casseroles, Chicken, Eggs, Potato, Soup, Vegetables/Slaws/Salads
Wow! Looks really delectable.Thank you very much for sharing this recipe.Take care.🌹🙏
Thank you Francis! ❤️
That sounds strange but also very tasty! I suspect if I took a bit of it I would want to finish the whole casserole in one sitting!
I thought using chips and having hot chicken salad was strange too Tierney. But I figured if Paula Deen put it in a cookbook with her name on it, it must taste good. I enjoyed it hot but I liked it much better cold the next day.
Memories I feel like there was a 70s version of this that included sliced blanched almonds. We also were served a hot “Tuna Potato Chip Casserole” when I was an undergrad. Did not like that one at all.
Spot on Angela! Paula did have a nut in her recipe but I don’t like nuts and left it out. She put it with the top layer of chips if I remember right. We ate tuna noodle casserole so much as a kid that I got sick of it and can’t eat tuna anymore now. Lol
GREAT! The numbers on my scale look like a slot machine!! LOL.
I can relate to that! 😂🤣😂
That looks so delicious. And you had me at potato chips! I love spicy jalapeño kettled chips so I’ll have to try this recipe with that in mind for some extra kick!
This was my first time using potato chips in a recipe and it was good! Thanks Ab!
Sounds interesting. My mom used to make a tuna casserole with potato chips. I’ve found a recipe online and made it and it still tastes great. I’ve also made potato chip cookies that my Mom turned me on to, too 🙂
One of my readers sent me a brownie recipe with chips. It blows my mind that the food tastes good but after making this and using them in a recipe for the first time, I’m a believer! Lol
Yes, I’m also not a big fan of potato chips in dishes (I will anyway finish the chips before it goes into the dish 😁), but this looks like a really delicious meal … and using already cooked chicken, it should be quick and easy!
Thanks Diane, another recipe we will try!
Hahaha You’re hilarious! I have a freezer full of rotisserie chicken breasts wrapped individually. Makes life so easy and the chicken is amazing where I get it.
This looks really good. Thanks for sharing.
You’re very welcome Chantel! ❤️
Looks amazing as usual Diane, perfect for this time of year. Warmly, C
Thank you and I got that Cheryl! Lol
This looks like the perfect week night dinner. Do the chips stay crunch?
It was the strangest thing, the only way I can explain it is they just tasted like potatoes. If I was eating it without seeing it I wouldn’t have even know there was potato chips in it. Thank you Bernadette! ❤️
Yumm, yumm!!!!!! 😋😋😋😋😋😋
I think you’re the blog Paula Deen.
Only my blog will never end the way her career did! I love her food but not the words she uses!!!!
You got something against y’all?? 😂
Nope the “N” word that ruined her career. I don’t have a prejudice bone in my body and I use to respect her until that. Can you tell I’m exhausted, I’m being serious and you haven’t seen much of that from me! 🤣
It’s time for bed Diane 😁
You have no idea how true that is! 😳
Good night my favorite food blogger and mom figure!
Sounds good, I like having the photos which help. Have you ever seen Mrs. Dean’s coffee cake recipe made with biscuits and cream cheese. It is wonderful. Hugs 🤗 Joni
Thank you Joni. No I have not seen Paula’s coffee cake recipe but it sounds wonderful. Now I am going to have to see if it’s her cookbook! ❤️
I bet it is because she made it for Jimmy Carter once and it is wonderful. Have a wonderful evening. Love ❤️ Joni
Just googled it, thank you!
Interesting take on chicken salad to turn it into a casserole. Did it strike you as a comfort food—perhaps reminiscent of chicken pot pie?
Not really a comfort food. The taste was great but I did prefer it cold the next day. However, if you didn’t cook it the chips wouldn’t have had a whole different consistency. The chips turned into a potato type taste which I really liked. I don’t think I would have liked the chips crispy.
That sauce (soup) is what makes this dish I’ll bet (well … that and the crushed potato chips too). 🙂
It all came together so well Linda but I actually liked it cold the next day better.
I would think it would be good cold too – knowing me, I’d love to slap it on a sandwich! 🙂
Ithis was so good!
Glad you like it! 💕