Monday, August 2, 2010

Can't Get Enough

I know, I know, did I just make Chicken Salad?? But this one by Paula Deen looked pretty easy and I already had a lot of the ingredients on hand, so I just went for it.

Obviously missing from this picture is the chicken, but I started cooking before I realized this was a blog recipe and scrambled to get all of my ingredients arranged. I didn't use the mayo/white bean mixture that I used last time, only because I was lazy and didn't want to clean up my food processor.

Prep work was super simple and before I knew it, the pan was in the oven and I had to figure out what I wanted to do with this hot mess when it was done.

The final product was tasty, but a tad messy and goopy. Next time (yes, I will definitely be making this again!), I'll reduce the amount of light mayo by 1/4 cup. I loved the crunchy top!

Here's the stats:

Nutritional Information (OLD) Nutritional Information (NEW)
Servings Per Recipe: 8 Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving Amount Per Serving
Calories: 384 Calories: 267
Fat: 31 g Fat: 16.5 g
Sodium: 467 mg Sodium: 412 mg
Fiber: 1.4 g Fiber: 1.6 g

My rating:

Taste: I guess I'll eat it (I'm sure it'll be perfect when I reduce the amount of may next time

Waist: May need to unbutton my pants (the lightened version is an improvement, but any kind of mayo-based sandwich meat is going to be higher in calories and fat)

What food can you eat more than once in a week?

Here's the recipe!

A Hot Mess Chicken Salad

2 c cooked chicken breast meat, cubed
1 c diced celery
1/2 c slivered almonds
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 c grated reduced fat cheddar cheese
2/3 crushed light potato chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients except for the chips and pour mixture into a greased baking dish. Spread the crushed chips over the top. Cook for 20 minutes, or until bubbly.


  1. Well, my weekly faves are mandarin oranges (of course) and now LF vanilla wafers or bananas with 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter. Yummo!

  2. Did you eat this hot, or let it cool before you made the sandwich?

  3. I ate it hot yesterday and it was good. Then I had leftovers today at lunch and didn't heat it up and it was just as good. It wasn't as crunchy, though, but it was still good!

  4. Yum! I love how this is hot instead of cold...I always prefer something warm...especially on toasted bread.

  5. Yes, everything's better on toasted bread!!