Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hot Chicken Salad

There's a little place in our neighborhood that's a quintessential ladies lunch spot and they are know for their hot chicken salad. The last time I frequented this little gem, I swore I'd get a respectable ladies salad for lunch but who can resist this delectable salad? The owner did not divulge the recipe but I guess this is the next best thing. Served with some fresh fruit this is a would be a lovely dish to serve your ladies.

Hot Chicken and Rice Salad

2 cups cooked chicken, diced
1 cup celery, diced
2 cups of cooked rice
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup fresh mushroom, sliced
1 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup corn flakes
1 (4 oz) pkg slice almonds

In a bowl combine chicken, celery, rice, mayonnaise, mushrooms, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and cream of chicken soup. Mix ingredients until well combined.
Pour mixture into sprayed 9 x 13 inch dish and spread out evenly in the dish.
Combine corn flakes and butter until corn flakes are well coated with butter.
Spoon corn flake mixture evenly over chicken/rice mixture.
Place dish in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Remove dish from oven and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
Place dish back into oven for 5 more minutes. Serves 6-8.

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