I’m not sure what it is about fall and winter that bring a variety of foods to our mind, but aren’t we all thinking about comforting casseroles, warm soups, and pumpkin everything? I thought I’d gather together some of my favorites in those categories and highlight them all in one post for you today! My recipe index here on my blog could be overwhelming, so maybe this list of a few favorites will help your October to be delicious!
If you’ll be hosting any fall event, having guests over, or cooking supper for your own family and want to try something new and delicious, here’s a great list to pull from! These are some of my favorite fall foods that are tried and true!
If you need suggestions for other categories – salad, easy bread, breakfast, etc.) just leave a comment. I’ll be happy to help you!
If you thought Chicken Salad only came in the cold variety stuffed onto a piece of bread, I have news for you – there’s a hot chicken salad that is totally a comfort food perfect for winter dinner!
In my hunger for some good ol’ American comfort food after our trip to the Middle East, I pulled out this old recipe last week. It’s one I often made for company because it’s a great do-ahead dish. Southerners love their chicken salad, and this is a hot version! Hot Chicken Salad is the best chicken salad with a cheesy addition. That cannot be a bad thing!
If you keep roasted chicken breasts in your freezer, you could whip this together in minutes! The potato chip topping is both crunchy and a little salty – a perfect addition to the creamy/cheesy chicken salad underneath! Without further ado, I give you the recipe:
Hot Chicken Salad
2 cups cooked chicken breast meat, cubed
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar Cheese
2/3 cup crushed potato chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl combine the chicken, celery, almonds, salt, pepper, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and cheese. Place the mixture in the prepared baking dish. Spread the crushed potato chips on top. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly.
Add a potato dish and a salad and the meal is complete! It’s a picnic to make, but you’ll be glad you don’t have to wait until picnic season to enjoy this recipe!