Chicken Chip Bake

I still have this recipe written on a piece of scrap paper from my grandmother’s kitchen. Yes, that would be her kitchen–the original Fountain Avenue Kitchen!

A lot of blogs are thrilled to hit 1,000 “likes” on Facebook.  I decided that my magic number will be 925–her old street number.  But I digress…This has been a favorite recipe for years and turns leftover chicken into a quick, crowd-pleasing dinner.  I have modified her original recipe slightly to make it healthier without sacrificing any of the taste.  I think she would approve!


Chicken Chip Bake
  • 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup potato chips, crumbled (see note)
  1. Combine all ingredients except cheese and potato chips. Pile lightly into 1 1/2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with cheese, then with chips. Bake at 425 degrees F for 20 minutes or until heated through. Check after 10 minutes and cover lightly with foil if chips are starting to brown.
  • I crunch about three-quarters of one of those single-serving Pringles containers, saving a few whole ones to stick in the individuals servings as a fun garnish.
The Fountain Avenue Kitchen
Also, this is a great dish to serve in individual ramekins. Depending on size, adjust cooking time down to 15 minutes or so.

Chicken Chip Bake is an especially easy dinner if you use leftovers from another delicious yet simple meal:  Slow Roasted Whole Chicken.  


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  2. Mary Lou Keller

    Hi Ann, I am wondering how this would be using tuna instead of chicken?

    I might have to try it and let you know.. I do love a good tuna casserole even though it is usually looked upon with disdain by many people.


    1. Ann

      I haven’t tried, but you might be onto something, Mary Lou. I love a good old tuna noodle casserole, too! If you try, please report back!

  3. Donna

    So good. This was a staple when I was growing up. My mom also made it with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving each year. She always used Lay’s chips so that is what I use. Another good one Ann!