I first had this recipe about 20 years ago at my cousin, Ann's, table and everyone in our family loves it as a casserole with a salad for dinner, on Liza Ashley's Angel Biscuits as an appetizer, or with crackers as a snack. Chilled chicken salad is great but hot baked chicken salad is just a delicious and versatile and very warming on a cold winter's day.
Unbelievably, I couldn't find my handwritten recipe card of Ann's recipe but during a quick search I found this Paula Deen version that had one difference: cheddar cheese. Hmmmm.... cheese is always a good thing. I like both versions, can't even pick a favorite, so I think my next time making this dish will all depend on my mood and if I have the cheese handy in the fridge or not.
The recipe is wonderful served piping hot or room temp, and heats up beautifully in the microwave.
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Nutrition per 3/4 cup serving: Calories: 381.6; Protein: 20.2; Carbs: 2.8; Fat 32; Fiber: 2.