12/31/08

Quick! A Last Minute Recipe to Serve 50 People! Cheesy Chicken Casserole!

Tonight, there are many people hosting get togethers and parties. Big, small, intimate or other... groups are gathering to celebrate the New Year. If any of my readers are currently online searching for a quick, easy meal to serve up to 50 people and they either have canned chicken on hand or they are regular readers of mine and have cooked and diced left-over chicken or turkey in their freezer already, then I have a recipe for you that can be done in about 30 minutes!~ Time enough to make it, go get ready for your guests, set the buffet while it bakes and greet tonights crowd with a smile on your face and a yummy, filling meal to serve.

If you don't need it for tonight (because I'm hoping you have planned better than that!) then save this one for future reference. You always have times you'll need to feed a crowd! Family reunions, graduation receptions, some down-home wedding receptions, baby showers and more.


Cheesy Chicken for 50

20 cups diced cooked chicken
10 cups chopped celery
4 bunches chopped green onions
16 ounces chopped green chilies (canned)
2 - 6 ounce cans sliced pitted ripe olives (drained)
4 cups slivered almonds
4 cups mayonnaise
4 cups sour cream
10 cups crushed potato chips
10 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Combine the first eight ingredients with 4 cups of the cheese. Mix well and spoon into four greased 13" x 9" x 2" deep baking dishes. Sprinkle with chips and remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes or until hot.
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